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© Andrea Petersen
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God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love...II Timothy 1: 7

I looked up information about these wildflowers in my North American
Wildlife book from Reader's Digestand here is what I found.

"Algonquian Indians called this member of the poppy family puccoon, as they did almost any plant that was a source of dye. They used its copious red latex to color clothing and baskets, and applied it to their bodies and faces as ceremonial paint. In the latter capacity, it also served as an insect repellent.. "


Here are the settings I used on my camera this evening at 4:30 PM

Focal length 280 mm macro
F-Number F/22
Exposure time 1/100 sec.
ISO speed 800
Exposure program manual

20 responses

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (28 Mar 2012):


  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    An absolutely awesome capture of this remarkable flower.. I appreciate the information, it's a very interesting plant.. Wonderful shot!

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (28 Mar 2012):


  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    beautiful contrast and color!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    beautiful contrast and color!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Very very beautiful!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Simply gorgeous! great clarity & lighting!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (29 Mar 2012):


  • Deb Exteen

    Deb Exteen (Deleted) gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Great, great photo! Excellent colors and comp...

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    The light is so special at that hour! You have used it perfectly in your photo!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Beautiful composition and color, perfect dark background

  • Ken O'Brien

    Ken O'Brien gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Fab,love the colours.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    It's a beautiful flower and I enjoyed reading the history on it. You have excellent lighting on this!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (30 Mar 2012):

    Very lovely and so well light4ed

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (1 Apr 2012):

    Incredible clarity and detail. Outstanding work, my friend.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (1 Apr 2012):

    The lighting is wonderful and the shapes are to die for, magnificent shot...

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2012):

    this is brilliant, Andrea

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2012):

    gorgeous flower and photo. the lighting is spot on!

  • amir hossein fatemi

    amir hossein fatemi gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    so lovlely

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (22 Jul 2012):

    This is a new one to me..

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