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Stormy Sunflower

Posted by
Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 13 August 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I liked the lighting against the stormy sky.
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Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

I like the combination of flower and storm!

13 Aug 2012 5:05am

@Luke: Thank you. I liked that too.

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

I love the colors of the sunflower associated with this sky storm. Great shot.
good week

13 Aug 2012 5:42am

@gerard1948: Thank you. I agree the dark and light contrast was what caught my attention. Good week to you too.

tataray from france, France

Entre ombre et lumière.Son changement de couleurs est superbe.)

13 Aug 2012 5:47am

@tataray: Thank you. I almost did not post this image because I thought it not one of my best.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Looks surreal - lovely frame

13 Aug 2012 6:25am

@Nigel: Thanks for your comment. That odd lighting was kind of surreal.

João Mourão from Lisboa, Portugal

And looks terrible, like if the flower is angry. Great composition.
(your sensor needs cleaning)

13 Aug 2012 6:26am

@João Mourão: No sensor does not need cleaning. The shot may not be my best as I was in a hurry to escape the storm (began to rain seconds after this shot), but I thought the lighting was odd, bright in the front, dark behind) and wanted to see how it looked in the image.

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Stunning light, a terrific image Ruthie

13 Aug 2012 6:59am

@Doug: Thank you. The lighting caught my attention before I had to run for cover from the rain.

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

spectacular, a powerful image, bravo

13 Aug 2012 7:24am

@Melocoton: Thank you. I thought the lighting was unusual.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great image, just wish the whole flower was in the frame.

13 Aug 2012 9:17am

@Curly: I had two issues why I could not get the whole flower - The storm was beginning to brew so I wanted to get back to my car (which was not closeby) quickly. It began to pour seconds after taking this shot. Second, the odd thing was the sun was shining on the flower from the front (storm was in the back) and I could not see real well on the focus screen.

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Éclatante cette couleur et ce traitement. J adore.

13 Aug 2012 10:06am

@Vert Pomme: Thank you.

L'Angevine from Angers, France

magnifique sa teinte

13 Aug 2012 10:12am

@L'Angevine: THank you

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow ...Superb composition !!

13 Aug 2012 10:25am

@Mhelene: Thank you. I took this in a hurry because the storm was upon me.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Yes - love the dramatic light you get here!

13 Aug 2012 10:50am

@Stephen: THanks you - dramatic is a good description of the odd light.

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

A beautiful composition with marvelous colours and beautiful light.

13 Aug 2012 12:05pm

@Laurette: Thank you - it was kind of a quick shot as the rain was coming fast.

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Cadrage excellent!!!! j'aime++++++

13 Aug 2012 1:51pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Die ist gut im Licht und in den Farben. Super.

13 Aug 2012 1:53pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful photo and nicely framed.

13 Aug 2012 2:44pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice image.

13 Aug 2012 2:46pm

huri from tehran, Iran

good color

13 Aug 2012 3:08pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleux tournesol sueprbe cpatage et compo grandisoe.

13 Aug 2012 3:42pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Wow, that looks really stormy! Great colours.

13 Aug 2012 5:06pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
Beautiful colors & lights!

13 Aug 2012 6:14pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Light and colors are absolutely wonderful and the contrast against the stormy sky is just great !!! ... the only thing I would say is that it might have been better with the full flower in the frame (Just my opinion) ...

13 Aug 2012 6:19pm

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

beautiful composition ruthie : )

13 Aug 2012 6:31pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Attack of the Sunflower !! cracking shot,just love it. ;>)

13 Aug 2012 6:36pm

Aniya from Los Angeles, United States

lovely shot

13 Aug 2012 7:09pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

The lighting is simply wonderful against the stormy sky.

13 Aug 2012 7:43pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic bold colors, contrast and details ... a 3-dimensional image that pops off my screen!

13 Aug 2012 8:08pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! This is definitely up there with my favorites! The color is fantastic and I love how it contrasts against the dark sky! Great detail!

13 Aug 2012 10:58pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


13 Aug 2012 11:34pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fabulous. beautifully done

14 Aug 2012 12:14am

Becky from los angeles, United States

Intensely beautiful! Expect a call from Tim Burton - this is fabulous.

14 Aug 2012 12:23am

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

This is fantastic, Ruthie ... I like the colors against the ominous sky.

14 Aug 2012 12:36am

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

It's just lovely and so clear.... great color and detail Ruthie, it's a beaut!!

14 Aug 2012 12:42am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Does look like rain. Great picture with a great background.

14 Aug 2012 1:01am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful detail and light.

14 Aug 2012 1:11am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Beautiful shot. Exquisite detail in the petals and an impressive cloud bank behind it all.

14 Aug 2012 2:15am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I like the brilliant colour. Lovely shot.

14 Aug 2012 4:52am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Beautiful sunflower

14 Aug 2012 6:02am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Looks like a giant flower.. lovely shot

14 Aug 2012 10:51am

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