Peeping Beauty, (flowers just opening)

Challenge #8 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Show us flower buds JUST as they are starting to open, the centre of their blooms ALMOST visible, their beauty nearly ready to display itself to the world. The flower bud/buds should be still in their natural environment, not under studio lights. Insects or other small creatures may be present in your entry but must not dominate the picture. SIZE DOES MATTER: See below!
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A California poppy getting ready to pop it's cap off. Taken at the California Poppy Preserve in Lancaster, CA.
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Submitted: Saturday, 18th August, 2012 01:50 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 10th April, 2010
Focal length: 200 mm
Shutter speed: 1/8000 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 400
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