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The Poppy fields of Duckets grove

duckets grove poppy fields
All images using a Nikon D7000, 80-200 f2.8 Manual focus lens, iso 400
Poppy field around duckets grover, county Carlow
Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

June is the Month of the poppy here in Ireland and I just love this little flower, its mainly known for growing along the sides of roads or rail lines. This is mainly because the earth on this land has been turned over and the seeds of the poppies have been moved back to a depth that they can grow again.

It’s not that common here unlike France or main land Europe to see full fields of poppies, one location I have found were this is true is around the remains of the old house at Duckets grove, County Carlow.

These images were taken one evening in June, the light was fading and a tripod was needed with the camera but I think the low light has resulted in some strong reds and deep greens for these images. they have been enhanced this a little in photoshop but I did need to do to much work.


Duckets grove 2

duckets grove poppy fields macro

duckets grove poppy fields close up

Duckets grove 1

duckets grove poppy fields wide

10 responses

  1. Beautiful images, Nigel πŸ™‚ I love the bright red and their papery petals, even bare of petals they’re still interesting! Thank you for sharing your process also πŸ™‚

    July 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    • Hello Sharon πŸ™‚

      Thank you and I a very pleased that you enjoyed the posy and images πŸ™‚

      July 5, 2013 at 2:43 pm

  2. artscottnet

    Amazing images, Nigel. Stunning. I’m color blind and I can tell they’re red =) A good weekend to you and yours

    July 5, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    • Hello Scott πŸ™‚

      Thank you, for someone who is colour blind your art work is just fantastic scott , thank you for your comments and I am very please you enjoyed these images πŸ™‚

      July 5, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    • artscottnet

      That’s very kind, Nigel, thank you.

      July 5, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    • poppytump

      Good heavens Scott ! would never have known that given your own gorgeous paintings of colour !

      July 5, 2013 at 7:52 pm

  3. poppytump

    Poppies have such appeal Nigel ! Love the way they can seem careless and carefree and joyful just with a fluttering of those flimsy petals ….
    What fine places there were once upon a time in Ireland .
    Have a lovely weekend πŸ™‚

    July 5, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    • Hello Poppy πŸ™‚

      Just for yourself πŸ™‚

      I love these places and they are just like the abbeys and old church’s you can find through out Europe, lost but still standing and surviving the elements. Reminding us of the past and we can only wonder what it was like….

      Thanks Poppy, lovely comment πŸ™‚

      July 5, 2013 at 11:27 pm

      • poppytump

        You are so welcome Nigel .

        July 6, 2013 at 10:28 am

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