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June 23, 2009 / Bo Mackison

Dancing Skirts

Oriental Poppy

Oriental Poppy

More poppies, but taken at a different time of the day. These poppies were photographed in the early morning light, and they took on a shimmering, papery translucency.


  1. Anna Surface / Jun 23 2009 3:40 pm

    Beautiful poppy in its ‘dancing skirt’. There is something about a bunch of poppies shimmering in the light. One of my favorite flowers. 🙂

  2. oneshotbeyond / Jun 23 2009 4:07 pm

    I think early light is better than late light for both flowers and people! This is great. The color has a lot of depth to it for being in th orange family…

    • Bo / Jun 26 2009 11:42 am

      If only early wasn’t so early–especially on the longest day of the year! 🙂

  3. Robin / Jun 23 2009 6:34 pm

    Very pretty and aptly named. 🙂

    I don’t usually wear skirts (more the jeans & t-shirt type), but I’d gladly wear one that looked as pretty as a poppy.

    • Bo / Jun 26 2009 11:43 am

      I’m in jeans/tees all the time too. Imagine if we both stepped out in orange fluttery skirts!!

      • Robin / Jun 26 2009 11:45 am

        It would be a sight to behold, Bo. 😀

        • Bo / Jun 26 2009 11:48 am


  4. montucky / Jun 24 2009 1:05 am

    Very well done! The light creates gorgeous highlights in the petals.

  5. Marcie / Jun 24 2009 6:28 am

    They almost look like crepe paper. Such wonderful detail and color.

  6. bookbabie / Jun 24 2009 3:31 pm

    Love flower photos with shallow depth of field, beautiful shot:)

  7. suehenryphotography / Jun 27 2009 7:16 am

    This image cries to be printed large and on canvas! Give it a try!

    • Bo / Jun 27 2009 10:01 am

      Maybe I’ll give myself a push, and try it. What do I have to lose…

  8. Gandalf / Jun 29 2009 7:00 am

    Beautiful flower and enjoyable commentary. If I were to step out in an orange skirt, I’d need to call it a kilt (and that would be one wild kilt).

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