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sunflower !

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 13 February 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Quite a few of you have posted images recently, which recall the thoughts of 'summer'...

...and this is mine. A celebration of gentle warm afternoon light on a beautiful summer's day. Oh ! -

Happy Friday the Thirteenth Everybody !

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Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

This is just about as summery as one can get. I like the angle of the flower. Nice composition.

13 Feb 2009 5:55am

Cricket from Huntsville, United States

This is fantastic. I love the yellow which is so vibrant. I also like the blur of the remaining flowers in the background.

Ugh..on the Friday the 13th.

13 Feb 2009 6:37am

@Cricket: For as far back as I can remember - I've always had wonderful 'Fridays the Thirteenth' - and today was no exception. I hope yours was good too.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

very nice
i always wanted to shoot a sunflower but was never happy with my result

13 Feb 2009 7:36am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

Excellent macro shot of the sunflower with a perfect DOF. Well done Stephen!

13 Feb 2009 8:03am

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

Ohh sunflowers always make me think of summer, superb close up Stephen

13 Feb 2009 8:05am

ts from Tokyo, Japan

beautiful! vivid colours

13 Feb 2009 8:20am

Philip from Joburg, South Africa

Beautiful rich colours and I like the DOF used NICE!

13 Feb 2009 9:49am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Beautiful sun !

13 Feb 2009 10:14am

zahai from Berlin, Germany

Oww, yes, summer. I want summer... beautifully composed, love the colors and DoF, and the great warm feeling the image has to it. Well done :)

13 Feb 2009 10:43am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Wow! How nice. Thanks for this.

13 Feb 2009 11:40am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Excellent bokeh! Beautiful composition!

13 Feb 2009 12:42pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

We could all use a little reassurance that summer is coming. Very nicely done.

13 Feb 2009 1:21pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Splendid! How lovely and refreshing!!! Have a great Friday my friend!:-)

13 Feb 2009 1:36pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Beautiful shot! Love the colors!

13 Feb 2009 2:30pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

You got a great shot, and I think it's those blurred flowers in the background that really give this shot it's punch!!! Lovely job!!

13 Feb 2009 2:51pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

She is absolutely gorgeous as is the bokeh, bravo Stephen :)

13 Feb 2009 2:59pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

I can't wait for summer now!! your picture gets me in the mood and sick of the cold grey weather.....

Great colors and superb composition - the flowers in the background add a wonderful secondary dimension...

13 Feb 2009 5:17pm

peter from new york, United States

summer can't come soon enough! great detail and color here

13 Feb 2009 5:25pm

Bonj from Jefferson City, United States

I agree with Cricket. I like the shot and the blurred flowers in the background add to the shot.

13 Feb 2009 5:54pm

@Bonj: Thanks, Bonj - for both the visit and the comment.

zecarlos from Lisboa, Portugal

Lovely photo

13 Feb 2009 9:54pm

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

Yes - summer is closer than we think, but not close enough for those with so much snow on the ground. Thankfully none here. Great capture of the suns energy stored in this sunflower.

13 Feb 2009 11:29pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

So beautiful. Your capture is superb.

13 Feb 2009 11:45pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A nice sunny composition. The background is cool.

14 Feb 2009 4:54am

Doug from Long Beach, United States

We certainly are lucky you decided to post this. [g]

Excellent detail on the petals.

15 Feb 2009 6:59am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

With this DoF, it is really a pleasure to admire your shot

16 Feb 2009 6:17pm

@Calusarus: Thanks so much...