Some flowers are very sensitive to light or the lack of it. I took this poppy indoor and by the time I was set up to take its picture, the petals already closed. More appropriately, it has fallen asleep because there is not enough sunlight indoor. I screwed up its circadian rhythm. I hope the poppy police will not go after me for floral abuse. Actually, I found out that poppy flower doesn't live long enough once you cut it off from the plant. So, really I killed it -- well, eventually I did by mutilation. It must have been the shock for her to undergo a severing off its branch. Yikes.
There is also side story on this poppy. The purists will cringe if they learn that the flower was actually yellow and not white. I was trying to enhance the color in post processing when I accidentally hit a button and the yellow poppy turned white. Not pure white because it retained some interesting luminosity. I thought it was cool so I left it like this. A happy accident if you would. I happen to like it. I hope you like it too.
Cheers - R
P.s. After watching the news address last night, I am forced to increase my 4x6 prints to $75. The 8x12 is now on sale for $399. To take advantage of the 300% discount on this Wednesday Special, you must like this post now. Just kidding.