04.24.2022 Celandine Poppy- Stylophorum diphyllum

This was going to be a “Silent Sunday” post but figured I’d say a little about it.  This popped up in my yard without a deposit slip.  No idea where it came from but they are nice medium-sized yellow flowers.  That said, I’ve experimented a bit with colorful flowers in monochrome and like the effect with some. Not native.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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21 Responses to 04.24.2022 Celandine Poppy- Stylophorum diphyllum

  1. Ann Mackay says:

    Lovely and very delicate effect, Steve! 🙂


  2. Memory is fallible, but this looks different from any picture of yours that I remember.

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    • Mine also, Steve. This image is not from my yard but from a few years ago at the Acton Arboretum shooting with Tom Whelan. I posted it in color back then but totally forgot about that until someone visiting here liked that post which jogged my memory. Not sure how she ended up looking at it but something about this must have made her do a search.You saw the post back in 2011. 2011…no wonder I forgot.
      I’ve done one or two high key shots like this over the years but they are rare.


  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Lovely close-up, Steve. Could it possibly be a Celandine Poppy, Stylophorum diphyllum? More likely to end up in your yard. Are the leaves green or gray-green? You know the gardener in me always wonders! Inquiring minds need to know. 😉

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    • The leaves are green. When I checked GoBotany the Glaucium flavum seemed more like what I saw with the medium sized flowers. When I search for Stylophorum diphyllum on GoBotany I only find Chelidonium majus which they say is similar. But when I search for Stylophorum diphyllum on Google I find your suggestion to probably be the correct one. I wonder why GB doesn’t show it?


  4. Wally Jones says:

    It’s easy (for me) to see why you like the effect of monochrome for this photograph. Extremely pleasing.

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  5. Jane Lurie says:

    Stunning in monochrome, Steve. Excellent detail.

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  6. Very nice “High-Key” image! Enjoyed seeing it!

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  7. Todd Henson says:

    Very interesting, I like this, and it has me curious to experiment a bit more. Well done!

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  8. Your high-key approach here is very pleasing!


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