Of all the flowers I shot this summer the images of poppies turned out the best. I love the big bold colour of the orange/red against the green leaves. I also like the tissue paper look of the petals. My wife is thinking we should print a couple of these for our bedroom, perhaps a canvas wrap.
Poppies are big enough that focusing problems from hand holding the camera are reduced. Also the dark orange colour does not glare as easily as lighter coloured flowers. I still used a polarizer on these shots though.