Random Picture of the Week #64: White Prickly Poppy – Texas Wildflowers

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This week’s random image is of a White Prickly Poppy that can be found through the more arid regions of Texas.

White Prickly Poppy - Texas Wildflowers

This article was originally posted to EvolutionaryDesigns.net/photography on May 14th 2015

White Prickly Poppy, Argemone albiflora

The Aregemone albiflora also known as the White Prickly Poppy is a small erect delicate white flower with a yellow center. It is known for its sharp prickles on the stems and leaves.

As I mentioned before, it grows in the arid regions of Texas. They are mostly found in the southern Midwest along the roadsides and over grazed farm/ranch land.

Where to Find the White Prickly Poppy

I first saw the white Prickly Poppy in small numbers heading west towards Glen Rose, Texas and further southwest. But I saw them mostly in the Hill Country around Marble Falls, Texas and past Llano, Texas and they were just popping out. I saw them along the back roads and overgrown fields and look forward to seeing fields full of them this summer.

The little guy pictured above, I found near the Bluebonnet House in Marble Falls, Texas. It was one of few White Prickly Poppies that were just starting to bloom.

About the Image

This image was shot just before a large storm system came into the area. The shot was taken using a tripod with my Sony Nex-3N and a Sony SEL55210mm 4.5-6.3 OSS Lens. I then edited the image in Adobe Lightroom. To remove some of the noise I used Topaz DeJEP (I normally shoot in RAW). Next, I post processed with Topaz Clarity to add texture, brighten, and bring out the details in the image. Then I removed the dust spots. Finally, I used Topaz DeNoise to remove the noise from the image.

About James

James spends most of his free time using social media and loves to teach others about design, web development, CSS, SEO, and social media. He is addicted to Wordpress, social media, and technology. You can reach him on his personal website, Evolutionary Designs Blog, Do not forget to follow him on Twitter @element321

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