Spring Has Sprung Assignment Winner Beth Young

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff

Updated June 3, 2022

Congratulations to Beth Young for winning the Spring Has Sprung Photography Assignment with the image, “Antelope Valley Poppy Bokeh Macro.” See more of Young’s photography at www.optimalfocusphotography.com.

View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots!

Winner: "Antelope Valley Poppy Bokeh Macro" By Beth Young



“I never took the time to visit wildflower locations in Southern California before, but this year, I decided to visit the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve for the first time where poppies cover massive areas of rolling hills and fields,” explains Young. “It was interesting how much darker in orange color these poppies appear in comparison to ones seen in Northern California, but one poppy in a large field glowed in a luminous yellow hue.”

Originally Published June 1, 2022