Scarlet Poppy & Rain, macro

Everyone knows the copper, orange-gold of California poppies, particularly as they form drifts of color across the hillsides of a Western summer landscape. This poppy is of a slightly different variety, a shade of deep scarlet red that I’ve not seen in the wild. It was a prolific garden bloomer however, scattering seeds every season and thriving in the sandy soil of my coastal backyard. I saw this particular bloom after a light rain shower, as the sun came out from behind the clouds, and I couldn’t resist capturing the vibrant color and jewel-like water droplets in full macro detail.

Scarlet poppy, waterdrops
A scarlet red California poppy seems to glow, as it drips with raindrops

This image has been a popular print, and is absolutely stunning printed on either Lustre or Metallic paper. To purchase this print or to see similar botanical flower photos, please visit my Open Edition Botanical Prints gallery.

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