Saturday, April 18, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday

Poppy 03
It's spring (in the Northern hemisphere, anyway) and the wildflowers are blooming, so I thought I'd do a seasonal Shadow Shot Sunday. This is a California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) in Morgan Territory Regional Park.

Shadow Shot Sunday explained; this week's edition here.

22 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Tom, that is exquisite! Beautiful color, and a SPRING shadow! at last! Have a great weekend!

Generik said...

Nice combination of genres, and beautiful picture. Well done, sir!

Meka said...

I adore this shot. I totally miss California poppies. They're so rich and happy. I'm from Los Angeles, but now live in Houston, Texas. Now I get to warm up to Texas Bluebonnets. I love them, but, c'mon, they're no comparison to those gorgeous bright orange poppies, right?

Sweet Repose said...

Me too...bring on the buds of spring!!! Beautiful shot!

bobbie said...

there is nothing more lovely than a California poppy. the shadows are beautiful.

Catherine said...

Beautiful close up shot...love those different textures of orange..

Shannon said...

What a beautiful flower! WOW!

ahab said...

Nice shot. Fantastic pop, and such color saturation. I went w/orange this week myself.

(I was thinking a couple of days ago about how your blue wildflower on IIRTZ would qualify as a SSS.)

Greyscale Territory said...

The shadow seems like a fanfare for the coming of your spring! Quite dynamic on that poppy!

Jeri said...

That is a gorgeous Poppy, great shadow shot!

Hey Harriet said...

What a pretty poppy flower! I have a long wait until spring comes around again, so it was nice to see this cheerful spring shadow :)

Hot Fudge said...

Simply stunning - very Georgia O'Keefe. Here in Queensland we really only have two seasons - summer and, well, mild summer. It does get cold by our standards, but we miss those stunning blossoms of spring and magnificent autumn leaves.

Paz said...

what an exquisite shot! i love the color, too.

paz

ZenDotStudio said...

great shot, would make a wonderful painting! the shot makes the simple poppy look very exotic.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

I like your post. I thought it's a poster or something.

Mum send her regards to all who joined this meme.

Have a nice Sunday.

CJ said...

That's a beautiful shot.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

We love poppys...and you have captured it well! A very pretty shadow shot indeed!

Tom Hilton said...

Thanks, y'all! I love poppies--they're such a rich subject, I could shoot them all day...

twobarkingdogs said...

Great photo! You should enter it at Today's Flower Meme, too!

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful picture..so colorful. Can't wait for my poppies to bloom..will take a little longer here..Happy SSS..

MyMaracas said...

What glorious color! It reminds me of the saffron robes of Buddhist monks. Beautiful composition, lighting, focus... really outstanding.

M.Kate said...

Very nice and vibrant colours.