I wanted the feeling of these poppies in sunlight. The mistake I continue to make is to lighten the light-facing parts of the flowers. However, lightening makes the red color and pushes that part of the flower away. Notice here that the light-facing areas are warmer (yellower) reds and the shadowed parts are cooler (pink or purple). Also I loved adding the bright warm greens i the final grasses and the bright blues in the centers of the poppies.