conversation with red sunflower . . .

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 23 August 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Preparing to post this flower image I shot in my friend's garden, I called Cecile to make sure that this was a sunflower...I'd never seen a red one before. Yes, she confirmed; she had ordered special seeds and planted them in her country garden where they had burst jubilantly into the light ! Viola !!

NIKON D90 1/2500 second F/3.2 ISO 250 90 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

The colors are really lovely Dulcie!

23 Aug 2011 5:04am

k@ from Paris, France

You recreate a sun from Mars, love that red head popping out and the fab dof, luminous smile this flower posing for us offers.

23 Aug 2011 5:16am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Beautiful colour, I love the composition with the rusty fence

23 Aug 2011 6:06am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great simply great!

23 Aug 2011 6:27am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Excellent in every respect. Love the colours.

23 Aug 2011 6:31am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a totally engaging moment this makes ! I'm convinced that wire-work is a world famous sculpture and the artist created the sunflower, too . . . This is Art !

23 Aug 2011 7:11am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

a red sunflower? never seen that kind

23 Aug 2011 8:24am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

I like the colors of this suflower , and your background is incredible , Phil

23 Aug 2011 8:28am

Florence from Paris, France

I do not have the faintest idea of what you've done here in terms of process but I love the result. Colors and contrasts are stunning, very similar to tone-mapping for HDR. Great.

23 Aug 2011 8:33am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Exquisite. The colour combinations are stunning and the effect you've used here makes us feel that the sunflower is vibrantly alive!

23 Aug 2011 9:51am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The colours just pop out of my screen!

23 Aug 2011 11:20am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

excellent ! compo and light are gorgeous !

23 Aug 2011 11:55am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully framed and composed shot Dulcie! Excellent focus control! Bravo! ;-)

23 Aug 2011 1:02pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Lovely vivid scene- great DoF!

23 Aug 2011 1:55pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Excellent composition. Beautiful flower. Love the colours. :)

23 Aug 2011 4:28pm

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Outstanding - brilliant light!

23 Aug 2011 4:43pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

The colors are sublime, magnificent bokeh, great shot. Nice day.

23 Aug 2011 4:58pm

Harry from Apex, United States

I like how the rusty fencing frames the bright bloom.

23 Aug 2011 6:09pm

joemulligan from United States

i've notice that you've been experimenting with a shalow depth of field in many recent images. i think this is one of the most effective. the background blur is lovely in color and balances the foreground flower. and the way the wire fence gradually appears into the picture is interesting in itself and also frames the sunflower nicely while drawing the viewer's eye into the picture. nice work!!!

23 Aug 2011 6:49pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Delicious colors and delicate ... Wonderful editing job friend! A hug, Adela

23 Aug 2011 10:26pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


23 Aug 2011 11:41pm

Kala from United States

Gorgeous light, composition, and vivid colors!

24 Aug 2011 4:28am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


24 Aug 2011 5:54am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Lovely colors!

25 Aug 2011 4:27pm

Cécile Langelier from United States

Dulcie, You continue to expand my ability to see the beauty right in front of me. The rusty trellis and T post has transformed itself from old to well used through your eye/camera.

26 Aug 2011 8:39pm

1/2500 second
ISO 250
90 mm (35mm equiv.)