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Post by ahamacav » Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:53 pm

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Post by Tracker » Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:30 pm

It hasn't been this good in several years. Your pics were taken about 5 minutes from my house.

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blooms closing

Post by johnc » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:00 pm

looks like you got the shot as the blooms were closing for the night? Wonder if a portable "grow light" could keep the foreground blooms open during dusk?

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Post by ahamacav » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:59 pm

Tracker wrote:It hasn't been this good in several years. Your pics were taken about 5 minutes from my house.
Hope I did the place justice. Spent two days out there last week. Very pretty. I at least do a drive by every year. You're right, this has been a very good year.
johnc wrote:looks like you got the shot as the blooms were closing for the night? Wonder if a portable "grow light" could keep the foreground blooms open during dusk?
These were taken in the morning right as the sun was coming up. I spent most of the day out there shooting, but blew out before sunset. Once the blossoms opened up, wow. The wind was a bit much. However, during lunch I watched the wind blow the poppies in waves. Looked like watching embers in a fire- Killer.

I'm giving it another shot next week and trying out some moonlight photos.
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Post by Tracker » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:25 pm

There is another spot of orange that I haven't had a chance to look at yet but from a distance it is very impressive. If you were on a high spot, let's say the hills across the street from the reserve, and you were to look north, it would be about 10 miles north and 4 or 5 miles west. As just a rough guess I would say about Avenue A or B and about 250th Street West. The color is intense and the spot is about 2 miles square.
It would be worth looking at if someone was looking for some photo ops.

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Post by ahamacav » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:05 am

That's very cool of you, thanks. I'll be checking it out after this weekend.
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Post by dj » Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:40 pm

Beautiful! Added to my list of places I must visit and photograph.

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Post by RL » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:04 am

What's all that Orange Stuff? ;-)
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Post by dj » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:12 am

RL wrote:What's all that Orange Stuff? ;-)
LOL "Poppies will make them sleep!"

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Post by ahamacav » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:15 am

I always wondered who the guy that used to holler at us for being on his lawn was married to. Yechh.

BTW, I went on a workshop and re-processed some of these using some of the garbage I learned. --The orange stuff is poppies! Live and learn.
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