A Flute for You (Not the Musical Kind)

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California / California Poppy / Photo Log / Photography / Poppy


April 20, 2020 — The Neighborhood

In Poppyland

There’s a flower in hand

That presents

A flute for you…


(More on Chewy soon…)

(Canon G5X II. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.2; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

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California based fine-art photographer featuring abstract, impressionist, and minimalist seascapes — near and distant — and floral-based images. Fine-art photography can be seen at www.amagaphoto.com All original images on this blog are copyright 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Michael Scandling. All rights reserved. No images on this site may be copied, duplicated, reused, published, or re-purposed in any way without express permission from the copyright owner, Michael Scandling.


  1. Such a delicate beauty. You have captured a lovely early unfolding. I love the poppy, but it has never done well here. How beautiful they would be dancing in the Oklahoma wind.

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  2. I love your poppy images…the flow of dark to light and detail is amazing. Flute brought to mind how I initially thought that “the nectar of the gods” would be apricot juice. but in a Buddhist writing it is noted to be water. After years of questioning, why not apricot juice? I finally realized (slow learner, I am) that without water there would be no apricot juice.

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  3. As always with your poppies, very lovely. Speaking of fluted things, this would make a nice pattern for a decorative fluted wine glass. And before clicking I see that Robert had the same thought.

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  4. What a beautiful image. It brought to mind the refrain from William Butler Yeats’s “Those Dancing Days are Gone”:

    “I carry the sun in a golden cup.
    The moon in a silver bag.”

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  5. I like this view of the California poppy – the little “saucers” at the bottom of the flower always intrigued me, and you made that an integral part of the picture. Nice. 🙂

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