Ready For the Next Cycle of Life - Mexican Sunflower Seed Heads by AuntDot

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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS; 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 125, focal length 53.6mm (35mm equivalent 517mm); AUTO setting. Edited in Picasa3.9

Mexican Sunflower seed heads, ready to begin the plant’s next life cycle. Photo taken in Cedar Key, Florida, USA through the open car window.

Top Ten Winner in the “Fading Flowers Past Their Prime” challenge in Withered, August 19, 2013
FEATURED in Withered, Dec. 16, 2012

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous Dot.

  • Thanks very much, Carol! Nice to see you!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 2 years ago

    Beautiful image Dot.

  • Thank you so much!

    – AuntDot

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Outstanding work Dot.

  • Thanks so very much, Julie!

    – AuntDot

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 2 years ago

    26.11.12 @ 7.12 am

    What wonderful detail this is and love that they are still beautiful as they fade away.

  • Thank you so much, Karen. Just enough of the petals left to tell what it is. I liked the way they look like ribbons.

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Dot.. and wonderful title… The cycle will begin again with the seed.

  • Thanks very much for your kind comment, Andrea!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 2 years ago

    Outstanding, Dot!

  • Many thanks, Monnie! Enough of the petals left to tell what flower it is. I liked the way they look like ribbons.

    – AuntDot

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 2 years ago

    Excellent capture and presentation of the seed plant.


  • Thank you so much, Rick. You are so kind!

    – AuntDot

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago
    WONDERFUL capture…love the lighting Dot

  • Thank you kindly, Larry!

    – AuntDot

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thanks so much, Sylvia!

    – AuntDot

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