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