Poppy Love

Common Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) – Kind of like the old Donny Osmond hit back in the early 70’s (for those of us who can remember – or even want to remember) but poppies and not puppies. I love these – poppies – and as soon as I see that bright scarlet red out amidst the sea of green grasses in the fields and meadows I aways make a b-line for them. This one was the only one I could see, and it was a beauty.

Common Poppy Papaver rhoeas

© Peter Hillman ♦ 2nd June 2020 ♦ Local field, South Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200

Poppies Popping Up

Common Poppy Papaver rhoeas

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These are now popping up in the fields around and about. I have a thing for poppies of al kinds, but I do love the bright red against the greenery. Their tissue-thin crinkled petals catch and hold the light so beautifully, and change so as the light does.

Common Poppy Papaver rhoeas, June 2018, local field, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman. Sigma 18-300mm lens.