Blue Poppy

Uploaded: August 20, 2017 09:45:23 | Entered: August 20, 2017 09:45:24


One of the rare species of flowers that I found on the slope of a mountain in the Valley of Flowers ( in the Himalayas here in India ).

Following is an excerpt from Wikipedia about this flower's history ........."In the late spring of 1922, a British Himalayan expedition, led by legendary mountaineer George Leigh Mallory, discovered the plant on their failed attempt to reach the summit of the then-unconquered Mount Everest. The flowers were introduced to much excitement at the Royal Horticultural Society's spring show of 1926. However, since they are difficult to grow, the species has become fabled over the decades. In 2009, horticulturalist and author Bill Terry published his "gardening memoir", Blue Heaven, about the plant."

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 135.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D


John Koepfer @PresentPleasures August 20, 2017

Blue heaven is a perfect description for this gorgeous flower!! Excellent capture Ujjwal, love all the shades of blue and purple and the light is wonderful!! #1694170

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic August 20, 2017

Very pretty grouping of blue poppies, Ujjwal. Nice light! #11632812

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe August 29, 2017

Gorgeous capture, Ujjwal!! Love these flowers! There is a garden in Washington that has beds and beds of these and I used to love to visit the garden when they were blooming! Don't think they would do so well in Arizona!! LOL!! #11635003

Sudipta Das August 30, 2017

Love it #11635366

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class. Photo Contest Finalist

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Ujjwal Mukherjee.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer. Contact photographer via gallery
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.