Tuesday, November 22, 2011

ABC Wednesday: S is for Sunflower & Today's Flower #171

It has been raining and miserable for the past two weeks in Taipei.  On Monday, the weather finally clear up a little bit.  I grabbed the chance and drove to Sinshe District of Taichung City in the central part of Taiwan to see the yearly flower show.  The show has been famous for the mass planting of flowers in the field, from a distance, they look like multicolor carpet.

I headed straight to the sunflower field.  For the sunflower, its head often bending downwards.  From the first picture, you may think that the day was so brilliant bright.  In reality, it was still a very over cast day as show by this HDR image.

Here is a more normal image that I did not shot the flower against the sky, but using other sunflowers in the field as background.

Or I can turn around with my back to the sun and use the blue sky and distance farm house as background.

I also always like to get closer to have detail image of the flower.

When I get really close, the image becomes almost like an abstraction.

We can shot the flower from the front, but do not forget the back.

The future sunflower seeds.

Finally a busy working bee covered itself with pollens.

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14 comments:

Mar said...

Gorgeous sunflower shots!! my fave flower :-)
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Roger Owen Green said...

always loved the sunflower, if only because it was so easily identifiable, while I am horticulturally challenged.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Tina´s PicStory said...

really amazing! wonderful shots :)

Leslie: said...

Stunning shots of the sunflower! My daughter's favourite flower, so much so that she wants her wedding to be in a field of them! :D Have a sensational week,

Leslie
abcw team

Jama said...

Gorgeous shot of the sunflowers! one of my favorite flowers.

Kathy said...

Such a beautiful array of sunflowers!

Ann said...

your macro photos are lovely. how big are the flowers?

Laloofah said...

When in need of sunshine during a stretch of gloomy weather, I can think of no better solution than a field of sunflowers! :-) What gorgeous photos you took! Every one of them is utterly beautiful. And though your skies were overcast and gloomy, they sure made for a stunning backdrop for those radiant sunflowers, which look like they're glowing! (The one you photographed against that sky is especially dramatic!)

Suzy said...

Beautiful sunflowers. they're such cheerful flowers. Lovely pics. thanks for sharing.

Vhen said...

amazing photos! great capture!

http://point-shoot-vhen.blogspot.com/2011/11/365292.html

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, you really do HDR well and you have the eye. Beautiful photographs.

Lui said...

I love all your clear shots!
And more importantly because we are enjoying yellow this week!

ewok1993 said...

very professional looking photos. love it, love the sunflower too.

Laerte Pupo said...

Beautiful macros photos.

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