BUD OF COMMON POPPY (Papa rhoeas)

The intense red flowers of the common poppy are produced from hairy buds at the end of inverted u-shaped hairy stems. The intensity of these red flowers is the most noticeable feature of the plant, but the unopened buds along with the stems covered in hairs, when photographed close-up, and illuminated with some contra jour lighting, produce a pleasing composition when seen in isolation. This poppy bud was one of many situated in a sheltered part of my garden.

Sony A700, Sigma EX DG 70mm macro lens, f16 at 1/8 sec., ISO 400, tripod. My garden Norfolk, UK
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10/06/12
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