Salina's Sunflower

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 13 August 2012 in Plant & Nature.

The next door neighbor's sunflower. She gave me permission to take some pictures which I took this morning. I like this one with the leaf because It had a carport background which was uninteresting, but one I could easily darken. This makes the blossom look unreal, and produces a windmill-like image that I like. I hope Salaina likes it and you too! :-)

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

A cool shape in this one! Nice close find!

13 Aug 2012 5:08am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely and nicely isolated

13 Aug 2012 5:42am

João Mourão from Lisboa, Portugal

Lovely, and a special species. Selena has to love it.

13 Aug 2012 6:20am

Calusarus from ST SORLIN EN VALLOIRE, France

Cheers : a real professional composition

13 Aug 2012 6:31am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

lovely and it really stands out against the background

13 Aug 2012 6:57am

Nick from Issaquah, United States

Really like the framing and details!

13 Aug 2012 7:26am

tataray from france, France

Joli contraste sur ce fond noir.

13 Aug 2012 7:28am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

great framing, love the dark background

13 Aug 2012 9:19am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Das ist eine Super Aufnahme.

13 Aug 2012 10:40am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

It stands out very nicely in this presentation, Don.

13 Aug 2012 1:22pm

TexWisGirl from United States

marvelous! the darkened background makes this really stand out!

13 Aug 2012 1:44pm

Donna from Port Matilda, United States

Gorgeous color, subtle tones and detail.

13 Aug 2012 2:36pm

VISU...ELLE PHOTOGRAPHY from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely light !

13 Aug 2012 3:04pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleuse fleur très bien présentée avec ce rendu sur la tige.

13 Aug 2012 3:07pm

Victoria from Sweden

Beautiful picture and light.

13 Aug 2012 5:23pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well done Don! I can see what you mean by a windmill effect! ;-)

13 Aug 2012 5:47pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I like what you did. Great job.

13 Aug 2012 6:09pm

Rose from United States

Oh, I do like it and it really does remind me of a windmill!

13 Aug 2012 6:24pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Outstanding. I love the way it pops against the dark background.

13 Aug 2012 7:31pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful image. Selina's Sunflower is really beautiful. I too like it. Excellent. :)

13 Aug 2012 8:01pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very beautiful sunflower and bursts of color ~ lovely shot!

13 Aug 2012 8:33pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

I like how this beauty stands out against the dark background ... light and colors are gorgeous !!! Nice shot ...

13 Aug 2012 9:23pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

The yellow really pops against the dark background! A beautiful image!

13 Aug 2012 10:54pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It really does look like a windmill, even with the little guide-thingy at the back (a very technical term, I know). ;-) Lovely shot.

14 Aug 2012 1:04am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I love it, Don! That is a beautiful sunflower. The dark background is very cool.

14 Aug 2012 1:20am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very well done

14 Aug 2012 1:42am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Yes - windmill is an excellent comparison. The bright bloom works, as does the delicale leaf and the "hairy" stem. Good job darkening the background without introducing any artifacts.

14 Aug 2012 2:03am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Well done ... I especially like the black background!

14 Aug 2012 2:04am

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

Nice lighting!

14 Aug 2012 4:14am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

love how you isolated amidst that dark background..

18 Aug 2012 8:25pm