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California Poppy

California Poppy
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Copyright: Erika Hersh (erika_hersh) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 22 N: 52] (487)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-19
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5, Close Up Lens
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-30 22:35
Viewed: 2903
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a california poppy. It is the state flower of calafornia. This was taken in the afternoon these flowers open up during the day and close in the evening.

The California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) is native to grassy and open areas from sea level to 2,000m (6,500 feet) altitude in the western United States throughout California, extending to Oregon, southern Washington, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and in Mexico in Sonora and northwest Baja California.

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Papaveraceae
Genus: Eschscholzia
Species: E. californica
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nice colors good use of DOF interesting that it's not open yet

Amazing, this flower is simple and super, the color and the composition are greats.

Hi Erika,
Lovely image of this Californian Poppy not yet opened! Beautiful vivid colour that contrast nicely with the blurred background. We have them in South Australia too, I actually have them in my front yard, the are such a lovely splash of colour when they are opened up! TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

What a nice shot.
i like the colours .well done. Carme.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-01 4:20]
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Hello Erika,
An eyecatcher your picture. Excellent presentation and wonderful colour-combination. Bravo.
Best regards

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