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A Lonely Poppy on the North Dorset Trailway

A Photographic Diary, July 2019

In case you were hoping for images of fields full of poppies, this post isn’t it. The majority of the field looked like this…

But what made me pause mid-cycle, get off my bike and get my iPhone out was this single plant, its petals saturated a deep red because of the slightly overcast weather.

I’ve not altered the blown-out highlights in the sky of this first image to illustrate that this issue forced me to change my viewpoint, and ultimately resulted in better shots. There was a barbed fence in the way, so I couldn’t get as close to the poppies as I’d have liked to, but for a quick set of images captured on my iPhone I’m reasonably pleased with them.