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216/365: "We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own" ~ Ben Sweetland

216/365: "We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own" ~ Ben Sweetland
4 more pictures in notes above and 1 text note! :)

Have I mentioned lately how much I love poppies? I LOVE POPPIES!!! :D They are beautiful in all stages and have unique and unusual forms as they progress from bud through seed stage.

I've been keeping an eye on the poppy seed pods as they've matured, swelled in size, and then dried up, signalling that they have seeds ready for harvesting!! We have plenty of deer who have risked our deer sprayer to eat anything that looks promising and they've chomped up a number of seed heads, but I'm very happy to report that at least half of the seed heads are unmolested! :D

However, before harvesting, I wanted to take pictures so that you can see how absolutely amazing they look!!! If you like fascinating shapes and awesome textures, you simply cannot go wrong with these incredible seed heads! I had a great time taking pictures and some of them include water droplets and sunbursts! Today's uploads include three other pictures and a close-up of the main seed head in this image. I hope you enjoy the images as much as I did taking them!

Ben Sweetland is an author and psychologist, widely known for his syndicated column, "The Marriage Clinic," and for his many books, including "I Will", and "I Can". He is active on the West Coast as a consulting psychologist, and much sought after as a lecturer throughout the states. Ben Sweetland

Explored on August 5, 2013. Highest placement, page 2 (#29).

Biscotte.....Impertinente !, David Lea, Penny Richards, Ulrich Erhard and 51 other people have particularly liked this photo


39 comments - The latest ones
 Barra1man
Barra1man
A dandy poppy macro shot, Janet! Great detail.
Have a superb Sunday!

P.S. I will be moving some Himalayan blue poppy shots from my old account soon. :)
7 years ago.
 Sabine Remy
Sabine Remy
Your poppy tops are brilliant!
7 years ago.
 xX M@rtin Xx
xX M@rtin Xx
What a beautiful series, beautifully captured.
7 years ago.
 Marko Novosel
Marko Novosel club
Binary towers.
7 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Beautiful !
7 years ago.
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
Toutes très belles
7 years ago.
 Detlev M.
Detlev M. club
A wonderful shot. An exactly placed focus and a great bokeh.
7 years ago.
 pajmcb
pajmcb
Simply beautiful!
Great detail!
Superb work!
7 years ago.
 Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Superb work, Janet! Love the way we always get three or four images for the price of one from you!
Have a great week ahead.
7 years ago.
 * Didier 85 *
* Didier 85 *
Jolie macro !
7 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Wonderful poppy shoots!
7 years ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Lovely series of these poppies. Love this one. Details and DOF really make it wonderful. Well done Janet. Hugs Tess.
7 years ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Wonderful close-up Janet, well done my friend :-))
7 years ago.
 John Varley
John Varley
Fabulous as ever Janet love the comp and the bokeh shadow great work .
7 years ago.
 dgmphoto
dgmphoto club
Lovely detail - great series
7 years ago.
 koaxial
koaxial
ohhhhh yes! the sunflares are really great!!!! (insert). a wonderful series, Janet!!
7 years ago.
 Blueman
Blueman
Amazing shot and composition!
7 years ago.
 Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland club
Outstanding capture.
7 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
splendid!
7 years ago.
 Pachelbel Canon
Pachelbel Canon
Wonderful find and shot! I also am coming to love poppies. And your quotes.
7 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
Splendid !!!! GREAT capture friend !!! * * * * * * * !
7 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
Congrats !
7 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
I just love the way you've put this together with the notes for presentation.........superb! The photos of the poppy seed heads are just awesome.............so detailed :)

I also love the way your obvious enthusiasm shows through in all your work.......particularly in the way you describe each shot...........thanks for sharing :)
7 years ago.
 Bernhard Hofbeck
Bernhard Hofbeck club
It´s a very great picture!
7 years ago.
 Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Marvelous image and quotation!
7 years ago.
 Bruno B
Bruno B
Ce squelette de coquelicot me fait songer à une antique cité perchée au sommet d'une montagne inaccessible, c'est vraiment excellent et le netteté de la prise est remarquable!! J'aime particulièrement la note où l'on aperçoit les gouttes d'eau qui scintillent au sommet des coquelicots! Très beau travail Janet!
7 years ago.
 Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Magnifica
7 years ago.
 Stan Askew
Stan Askew club
wonderful photo ... well done !!!
7 years ago.
 Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon club
you just dump out some of those seeds and send 'em on over here for me....
7 years ago.
 Vilmar Vidor
Vilmar Vidor
Excellent !!
7 years ago.
 Juan
Juan
Excellent photo and composition !!
7 years ago.
 Janano -
Janano - club
Janet, have I ever mentioned that I love poppies too? Amazing, amazing images. Especially like the close up. Tremendous!
7 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Beautiful (well, the entire set in fact), lovely details and soft creamy bokeh. Seen in Prime Lenses group.
7 years ago.
 Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
They really do look like torches. Good eye Janet!
7 years ago.
 Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879 club
Sweet shot, Janet, and congrats on Explore!
Enjoyed in www.ipernity.com/group/frontpage.
7 years ago.
 p'titJo
p'titJo
Très beaux détails !
7 years ago.
 Jean
Jean club
Lovely detail and textures Love the hairy stem.
7 years ago.
 Jodie Aspin
Jodie Aspin
Love the focus in this one!
7 years ago.
 Sigmund
Sigmund
Great shot and beautiful depth :-))
7 years ago.

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