On our drive back home from our snowbird season, we stopped for a night of free parking at a Casino in Nice, California.
As we pulled in, I noticed out of the corner of my eye, behind the dumpsters in the back, a small patch of California Poppies.
When the wind died down, I went out with my telephoto lens and my Canon 500D close-up filter to see what kind of interesting compositions I could come up with.
By the way, I love the 500D filter because it means I can get macro shots without having to carry around a dedicated macro lens.
It’s funny how often I find a great subject, or something amazing happens like an incredible sunset or a herd of antelope, in the most unexpected places like casinos and truck stops.
I had been looking for a pretty patch of poppies in all the parks, and I found them behind a casino dumpster. (I think it was a little too early in the year for the poppies to be everywhere!)