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  #200 Black and White
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Poppies reaching for the sky       ©2018 ysal
Panasonic DMC-GX7       4th place, 113 points
1/1300s, f6.3, ISO 200, 40mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped; Converted to B&W using the built-in tool in PS Elements (Infrared Effect option); Increased contract using either the Midtone or the Light Level setting; Denoised; Sharpened; Resized       Extra Info: Bright orange California Poppies. Pretty both in color and B&W. I liked the way flowers are backlit by the bright sun.
 
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Lo
May 16, 2018
    Great shot - it's a real boost to the spirit. Congratulations.

ysal
May 16, 2018
    Thanks you, I really appreciate your comments and votes!

jomari
May 15, 2018
    Congratulations on 4th. This was my top pick. It's lovely.

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Lo
May 15, 2018
    After a long winter and an iffy Spring, these poppies are like a breath of fresh air. Kudos for the unusual angle and uplifting subject.

Old Finn
May 14, 2018
    Good BW tones, maybe a bit too much brightness in the flowers, but it is the idea in this picture, I think. In my favorites.

Elyod
May 14, 2018
    An unusual effect, but IMO, B+W does not do justice to these lovely flowers.

cookiejar
May 13, 2018
    Superb photo. I love the shadows of the overlapping petals.

davemisunas
May 13, 2018
    Very nice focus, lighting, composition also like the down low perspective. high in my top picks.

aoc46
May 13, 2018
    Like the rhythmic line of the flowers. Would be improved with less exposure; detail is lost in the blossoms, and there is no true black point.

rd52
May 13, 2018
    I like the angle of your photo, taking the photo of the flowers so low. Can't even see in them really adds to the pic, and being backlit so we see the shadows adds to the effect. Nice!

jomari
May 13, 2018
    Beautiful image. I love the way those poppies pop! High,high in faves.

SteveBee
May 13, 2018
    Love the backlighting. Excellent image.

Thivi
May 12, 2018
    Love the composition from below and the nice light
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