24 May 19 If one poppy picture is good, two must be better; after all, this is America. So another close-up for today. This is one of those that the deer fortunately missed but since I grabbed this shot the flower has opened and faded away. I find it hard to resist taking a snap of an opening bud of any flower drenched in rain drops and this was no exception. I'm always amazed at how the petals in the bud can be a wrinkled up but basically smooth when the flower fully opens. All that is missing from this shot in my perspective is the inverted image of the photographer in one or more of the drops of water. Someday I'm gonna master that trick.
This is straight from the camera save for some compositional cropping. Muppet-Like Nikon D500; 105mm Micro-Nikor; ISO 200; 1/160 sec @ f / 9 .