Bursting with Light

I have to remember that you have to look at all the details of a scene.  Sometimes I get caught up in how do I capture everything in a landscape, when it’s the little details that make the scene interesting.  We’ve had a great sunflower season here in the Denver area. I think there have been 3 or 4 sunflower fields in and around Denver.  This one particular field where I took this shot is quite large and it looks like you can see sunflowers all the way to the horizon of Denver International Airport.  Now I’ve captured a few shots of the mass of sunflowers, but on this particular day as I was working the field I was looking for something a little different from I had already done.  This was when I noticed the late afternoon/evening sky glowing through the petals of this small sunflower looking straight up at the sky.  Here’s a macro of one of the sunflowers bursting open in the late afternoon sunlight.

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Capture Notes:

  • Excellent macro Rick. The framing and color are great.

  • Excellent shot, Rick.
    I agree with you about watching the details. Seems there is always something in a photo that is not seen until post-processing, often times good but also the not so good. 🙂

    Sometime I have to get out the ole clone stamp while other times, the shot is just a bust.

    Good work my friend!

  • A most excellent shot, Rick. Love that you didn’t take this head on! Some good stuff!

  • It seems no matter how much attention you pay to the details, you cannot catch them all. Every image can be at least a little bit better, One of my favorite aspects of photography; there’s always some room for improvement. On this shot you did a darn good job getting close. Great colour too!

  • Beautiful Rick. I love your POV with this. Most sunflower shots are taken to show the head of the flower.

  • Great shot Rick. Wonderful colors to the sunflower.

  • Beautiful, beautiful image!

  • This is absolutely beautiful Rick!

  • Thanks, Everyone! Appreciate the comments!