Red Poppies

A couple of years ago I saw a small bouquet of poppies at the Raleigh Farmers Market.  The contrast between the red flowers and the white paper they were wrapped in caught my eye.  I bought the flowers, put them in a vase, and a day or two later as the petals began to fall off the flower I noticed how beautiful they were.  I picked up my camera to do a portrait shoot of the poppies.  Each flower seems to have a personality.

The red poppy is the symbol of remembrance and hope for the future.  They are handed out on Memorial Day in the US and on Remembrance Day in Great Britain. 

Poppy Turban_Poppy116
Poppy Turban_Poppy116
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In Your Face_Poppy 476
In Your Face_Poppy 476
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Duet_Poppy 117
Duet_Poppy 117
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Poppy 140
Poppy 140
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Poppy124
Poppy124
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Poppy 1
Poppy 1
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Poppy Dip
Poppy Dip
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Bashful_Poppy 27
Bashful_Poppy 27
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Poppy 367
Poppy 367
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Poppy Angel_Poppy 153
Poppy Angel_Poppy 153
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Poppies 29
Poppies 29
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Poppy 197
Poppy 197
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Poppy 43
Poppy 43
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Poppy 945
Poppy 945
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Naked_Poppy 416
Naked_Poppy 416
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