lupines and poppies mosaic

 

 
western antelope valley 1992


Timing is everything when trying to film California Poppies. They only fully open on warm sunny days when the wind is gentle and just for a few hours while the sun is at its zenith.

While shooting this shot a thin veil of clouds passed overhead giving a softer light to this spectacular collection of old growth Adonis Lupines with fully opened Poppies. There's a lot of subtle details and colors on the hills in the background.

Canon T-90, canon 50mm 1.4/polarizer, velvia

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flower photo of california poppies and adonis lupine in high desert, fine art landscape
 
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desert flowers, poppies, lupines