Hippie Poppy

© Laura E. Swan

Hippie Poppy

Lynne Morris November 18, 2014

Very clever work Laura, love it. #1597596

John Rivera level-deluxe November 18, 2014

Great capture! #11190424

Mary K. Robison November 18, 2014

Pom, this lovely flower wouldn't be the striking hippie it is without some "serious fun" (trans.: time and effort) in the DDR. You'd be sust as justified putting it in the DD category as the floral one. But regardless of where it ended up, it went there in very pretty colors and with excellent dof! #11190426

Douglas Pignet November 18, 2014

beautriful capture and great PP...well one #11190464

Monnie Ryan November 18, 2014

Love it, Laura - now where's the VW bus? #11190501

Daniella Puente November 18, 2014

Wonderful detail Laura, love the colors #11190546

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 18, 2014

I don't know what you see but I see a fave for me! Glorious colors and clarity Laura! #11190571

Michelle Alton November 18, 2014

You TIE DYED it! How the heck?? #11190931

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic November 20, 2014

Now THAT is my kind of flower, Sister. No surprise there, I guess :)
I totally dig it!
P.S. We got our notifications back, huh? Yepppeee! :) :) :) #11191725

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic November 20, 2014

Just love this Laura! Monnie's comment about the VW bus is right on:) #11192251

Laura E. Swan level-classic November 20, 2014

Thank you everyone! I really enjoyed your comments! :D Okay now where did I put my hippie bus? I can never remember. Okay, pass the ashtray will you?? (Just Joking!!) #11192252

John Connolly November 21, 2014

What an amazing image Sister Swanee! You have excelled yourself with this one! #11192644

Wm Nosal November 23, 2014

Beautiful Image, Laura! #11193912

November 26, 2014

Stunning work on this one....... #11195464

Stephen Zacker November 26, 2014

Now that looks like a 70's flower :-) Very Cool #11195553

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 30, 2014

Hi Bro John, Wm, Tony and Steve! Thank you guys! Your the best brothers a kid could ever ask for. Besides my real brother in life too. Big hug! #11214853

Wm Nosal December 30, 2014

Congratulations On Your SF. Laura!
Best Of Luck In The Future! #11214938

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 30, 2014

Thank you very much, Wm!! I hope you are feeling better?? #11215053

Wm Nosal December 30, 2014

Much Better!
We Have A Mission...
Get A New Distinction For Monkey Tails
A Trish (The One With Big Feet :) Hee Hee #11215117

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 30, 2014

Good! Happy to hear this! So, GASP- Are you saying there is no hope for Monkey Tails #1? Is TRISH the new MT? #11215118

Wm Nosal December 30, 2014

I Don't Know?
Seen Monkey Tails In Croatia Once
Under The Tree! Right, You Have Not Been
There! #11215119

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 30, 2014

I better go for a visit. I keep forgetting my password. #11215120

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 30, 2014

P.S. I was there not long ago in DEC., and commented on like 20 photos. Did you notice?? #11215121

Wm Nosal December 30, 2014

We Are Having A Hoot! In Croatia!
Bojan Is Getting Into It! :) #11215124

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 30, 2014

Cool! Okay you have talked me into it. I'll go see what the HAPS are! :))) Wish me luck getting there! #11215125

Wm Nosal December 30, 2014

Yes I Did! #11215126

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 30, 2014

Wm there are a few there I don't think you have seen yet!! I was just there!!

Wm Nosal December 30, 2014

HEE Hee I Saw!
I'm Heading To Sleep Now, New Years Is Coming! #11215128

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 30, 2014

I just posted two new ones! HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE TO YOU! #11215132

Stephen Zacker December 31, 2014

That is a funky little flower, Congratulations #11215231

John Connolly December 31, 2014

Congratulations on your finalist award Sister Swanee!
Happy New Year! #11215378

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 31, 2014

CAN YOU GUYS BELIEVE IT? Two Finalists this month. I'm thrilled! Thanks for the fun and supportive comments! #11215386

Carol L. Fowler December 31, 2014

Beautiful Finalist! Congrats! #11215641

Ken Smith level-classic December 31, 2014

Now that's a cool flower, Laura. Congrats on your finalists!

Lydia Williams level-deluxe December 31, 2014

OMG, How did I ever miss seeing this the first time...this is an amazing photo...I love it..Congratulations, BIG TIME!!!! :) So beautiful and so different.. #11215916

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic December 31, 2014

Congratulations Laura on this wonderful Gold Winner!!! #11215931

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 31, 2014

WOW! I didn't know I had gone GOLD! Thank you all for the many levels of Congrats on this one! :D #11215933

Wm Nosal December 31, 2014

Congratutions On Your Gold, Laura! #11215938

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe December 31, 2014

Huge congrats on a gorgeous winner, Laura!!! Such a cool winner!! #11216091

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe December 31, 2014

Huge Congratulations on your Second Place Win, Laura!! Wonderful image!! #11216160

Dr Silly level-classic January 01, 2015

Congratulations Laura on your beautiful Gold win. :O) #11216323

Bojan Bencic level-classic January 01, 2015

Fantastic. Congratulations, Laura! #11216331

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 01, 2015

WTG NL. It's a gorgeous winner. #11216336

Michelle Alton January 01, 2015

I hope someone breeds this flower! It would be as big a winner as this great photo! #11216371

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe January 01, 2015

What a gorgeous flower Laura! Congrats on this wonderful winner. #11216399

Millie A. Talarico level-classic January 01, 2015

A wonderful image and very artistic effects, Laura! #11216456

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe January 01, 2015

So pretty and so you Laura. Huge congrats on your win! #11216483

Christine Lobsinger level-classic January 01, 2015

A big CoNGRATS to you sis... WTG!!!!!!
Smiling Chris #11216552

Stephen Zacker January 01, 2015

Super and creative colors, Congratulations #11216800

Robert R. Goodman level-addict January 01, 2015

Hi Laura,Big Congratulations my friend! #11216873

Irene Colling level-deluxe January 01, 2015

Great use of color. Congratulations on your winning image Laura. #11216929

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 01, 2015

Hi Everyone! Thank you so much!! And Thank you to the BP Judges for voting this one into Gold. :) #11217000

Mary K. Robison January 01, 2015

Such a well deserved Second Place Gold Winner! Congratulations to you,
Pom!! So happy you got the gold ~ all that serious fun really paid off, didn't it? :-DD #11217184

Val Feldman level-deluxe January 01, 2015

Wish I still had my old bell bottoms, hair "down to there", headband, and beloved Grateful Dead T-shirt to comment on this blast from the past in the appropriate attire it certainly deserves...instead, you'll have to take Val in a grungy old bathrobe and PJ's flashing a peace sign to you! :) Super ddr work, LOTW and a unique and creative Gold Winner - Congrats! #11217217

Cindy Bendush level-classic January 01, 2015

Fun DD image RP! Big congratulations on your gold! #11217233

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic January 02, 2015

Sister! I am SO happy that this went gold. It's one of my favorite images. So beautiful.
Huuge congratulations! You and this image deserve it so much. #11217340

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 02, 2015

What a bloom! Congratulations! #11217448

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 02, 2015

Very Cool - Congrats on the Win Laura! #11217523

Emile Abbott level-deluxe January 02, 2015

Gorgeous Gold Winner, Laura. Huge Congratulations my friend. #11217850

maria Warren January 03, 2015

Huge Congrats sis. this is so beautiful:D #11218358

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 03, 2015

Hi Everyone. You are the joy of my days! Thanks for every one of you and for each fun and kind word!! :))) #11218367

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe January 03, 2015

Great capture Laura, very cool. Congratulations! #11218378

Mariann Kovats level-classic January 03, 2015

Congrats on this beautiful winner, Laura! #11218513

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 05, 2015

CONGRATZ on the Gold.

UB. #11219152

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 05, 2015

Congratulations on this fantastic Gold Winner Laura! #11219331

John Connolly January 05, 2015

Huge congratulations on your gold win Laura! I loved this one from the first time I saw it! #11219375

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 05, 2015

Hi Randy, Mariann, Usman, Jo Ann and Brother John. Thanks very much!! I appreciate your support. :) #11219381

Millie A. Talarico level-classic January 05, 2015

Congratulations on the Second Place Gold award~Laura, Love it♥ #11219475

Ann Coates level-classic January 05, 2015

Wow, love what you did here and the Judges did too. Congratulations on your beautiful gold award here Laura. #11219629

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 05, 2015

Hi Ladies! Thank you so very much! Great seeing you both. :))) #11219639

Terry Cervi level-classic January 07, 2015

Very clever and beautiful, Laura!! Fantastic work! Congrats on your win!! #11220554

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 07, 2015

Hi Miss Terry! Thank ya ma'am! Great to see you and HAPPY NEW YEAR! #11220611

Nadia Paul January 07, 2015

Congrats on your beautiful winner Laura! #11220632

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 08, 2015

Hi Nadia! Thank you so much!! :) HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours! #11220665

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 10, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS Laura on this wonderful winner, WTG!!! <>< #11222110

Ron Livingston level-deluxe February 03, 2015

Love the colors. #11239024

Randy L. Quast October 26, 2015

Laura great photo #11391774

Randy L. Quast October 26, 2015

Laura great photo #11391775

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 12, 2016


Laura E. Swan level-classic March 12, 2016

Hi again Emile! Thank you so very much!! My Little Hippie Poppy was a hit! :D I appreciate the visit!! #11446478

Laura L. Gonzales March 14, 2016

Yipppeeeee!!! Another All time pick!!! Congrats!! Way to go sister!!!!!!!! #11446964

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 14, 2016

HeeHee...I know. :)))) Fun, hey?! :D Thanks for commenting dear one! :D #11447064

Mary K. Robison March 14, 2016

Cool ALL-TIME EP, Ms. Pom! Congrats on another Oldie Goldie! #11447072

Lydia Williams level-deluxe March 14, 2016 1

Congratulations dear Laura on your All Time Pick! :) #11447100

Annette Carr level-classic March 23, 2016 1

So beautiful. You folks in Canada have some awesome beauty! #11450769

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic March 26, 2016 1

Congratulations on your All Time Editors Pick! #11452018

Laura L. Gonzales April 18, 2016 1

Yippeeeee!!! Congratulations dear sis on another fine Staff Fave Pick!!!!!! #11463351

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Far Out Man! I See It, Too!


What you are really seeing is serious fun in DDR on a chilly Fall Evening In Canada!
Several filters used on the flower and some hand drawing. Hope you like it.
Almost put it in DDR for the contest but ALAS. It is a FLOWER too!

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90

Uploaded on November 18, 2014
Entered into contest on 2014-11-18 00:14:00

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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