I fancy that poppies have their name because they pop out of their pods, like the Papaver nudicaule (Icelandic poppy) shown here.

Photographed with my 200mm macro lens, lit by the morning sun. The poppy buds were in a pot on our front porch. The white background is our house. I was able to get the low-to-the-ground-looking-up-at-the-flower angle using my Low Pad.

This image and these images also show poppies and their pods.

This entry was posted in Bemusements, Flowers, Photography.

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