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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-17
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ, 38-380mm built-in
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Poppies around the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-06 2:07
Viewed: 4626
Points: 27
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Poppy Facts

During the Napoleonic Wars, the poppy drew attention as the mysterious flower that bloomed over the graves of fallen soldiers.
In the 20th Century, the poppy again was widely noticed after soils in France and Belgium became rich in lime from rubble during the First World War. The little red flowers flourished around the graves of the war dead as they had 100 years earlier.
In 1915, Guelph, Ontario native John McCrae, a doctor serving with the Canadian Forces Artillery, recorded this phenomenon in his famous poem In Flanders Fields.
Two days before the Armistice, Moina Michael, an American woman from Athens, Georgia, read the McCrae poem and was inspired to wear a poppy year-round in memory of the war dead.
In 1920, Madame E. Guérin of France visited the United States and happened to meet Miss Michael at the YMCA at Columbia University, where the latter was a volunteer. Madame Guérin then resolved to sell handmade poppies around Armistice Day to raise money for poor children in the war-torn areas of Europe.
In 1921, Field-Marshall Earl Haig, the former Commander-in-Chief of the British Armies in France and Belgium and the principal founder of the British Legion, was sold on Madame Guérin's fundraising idea and approved organization of the British Poppy Day Appeal by the Legion to raise money for poor and disabled veterans.
The same year, Madame Guérin visited Canada, and convinced the Great War Veterans Association (predecessor to the Royal Canadian Legion) to similarly adopt the poppy as a symbol of remembrance in aid of fundraising.
Today, the Poppy Campaign is one of the Royal Canadian Legion's most important programs. The money raised from poppy sales provides direct assistance for ex-service people in financial distress, as well as funding for medical appliances and research, home services, care facilities, and numerous other purposes.

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beatiful scene

nice picture but colour is not very goog at sky .thanks a lot

Hi! beautiful place!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-06 4:08]

Sochirca es muy hermoso este disparo, bellos colores pov, dof y compo excelentes... saludos

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-11-06 4:42]

Bonjour Dan,
Les coquelicots sont toujours, à juste titre, une source d'inspiration pour le photographe. Cette image est très belle, les couleurs sont superbes et la fleur se détachant sur le ciel est bienvenue. Beau travail. Merci.

Hello Sochirca ,
This is a very beautiful scenery with excellent POV and exposure. I like those well saturated colors of the flowers and sky too. You are lucky to have seen such a beautiful field, I think we don't have field of wild Poppy here. I really appreciated your interesting notes about how it became a symbol to this "souvenir day"; I didn't about it and I am Canadian :) Thanks,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-06 8:11]

Salut Dan

Ce vedere frumoasa asupra unui camp asa de "primavaratic" :)....cam in contrast cu ceea ce vedem acuma, nu? :))
Imi place mult POV-ul relativ jos - la nivelul florilor, care confera imaginii o perspective foarte misto.
Culorile sunt de asemenea superbe si foarte bine saturate.

Bravo si TFS

Hi Sochirca,
Beautiful colors and DOF
Clear details and perspective.Well done

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-06 20:06]

Hello Sochirca

Thank you for the beautiful photograph and fitting notes.Excellent composition with rich colours.A lovely POV.TFS


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-07 17:26]

Hello Dan,
georgeous poppy field the POV is incredible. Lovely details and excellent depth in this wonderful landscape composition.

Hello Dan !
What a wonderful picture ! The composition is splendid, with this high flower at the left. Beautiful, cheerful colors, excellent details on the flowers, and a nice cloudy sky. Very well done !

This is nice Sochirca. The reds are wonderful as are the clouds. The empty top half of sky however doesn't serve much purpose. I may have been a better option to have two thirds poppies and one third clouds and sky. Just a thought...


Evelynn : )

Hi Sochirca ,
excellent shot.
very nice colors and well composition.
nice sharpness.
very well done

I love fields of red poppies and this picture really capture the feel of it. Lovely, nicely saturated reds and great BG.

Hi Sochirca,
Beautiful image of a poppy field under a near perfect sky.. Great colors and composition.

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