FOTD – October 5 – Poppy Week! – Day 7

Welcome to Day 7 of Poppy Week!

Today I thought i’d show some of the more unusual shots of poppies from my garden, before finishing with another beautiful variation of my red Papaver rhoeas poppies. And since i’ve barely touched the surface of my photo collection from this year i’m going to extend my Poppy week by one more day tomorrow! 🙂

(Click on image to open in a new window and click again to expand) 🙂
lovewillbringustogether - Poppies day 7-2This is a somewhat fore-shortened shot of the larger of my dozen or so poppy patches. it contains around 50 individual plants each of which produce between 1 to 6 flowers. This one patch has produced both large and small poppies; poppies with a cross and poppies without any cross; plain red and red with a white fringe; the reverse of those – red poppies with white in the centre and with golden stamen; half red/half white poppies; white/purple and white/orange poppies; pure white poppies; poppies with just 4 petals and poppies with over 2 dozen petals (I’m showing some multi-petalled poppies tomorrow! 🙂

lovewillbringustogether - Poppies day 7-1The bright red poppy petals in this patch make a glorious contrast against Perth’s bright blue skies and it’s white Spring clouds 🙂

lovewillbringustogether - Poppies day 7-3One of my peach and white poppies dissected and a typical large red poppy petal for a colour comparison. 🙂

lovewillbringustogether - Poppies day 7-4This remembrance poppy was left to dry for a couple of days.

lovewillbringustogether - Poppies day 7-5The petals on this tangerine coloured beauty are semi-translucent letting the green from the leaves in the background add a subtle contrast at it’s centre. 🙂

All photos are the actual shading with the only editing done being close cropping for sharper definition.


More variations in Day 8 tomorrow. 🙂

Links to previous day’s poppies:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5.

Day 6


link to:

Cee’s Flower of the Day – October 5, 2019 – Poppy





    • So true!

      One thing i have found with mine though is that if you look at them as a group you might think they are all so very similar, but when you get up close it is amazing the variations you could have missed.

      Today i am showing some poppies that, at a glance, you would say were all the ‘same’ flower. See what you think? 🙂


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