From my Memorial Day visit to the botanical gardens (a warm and beautiful day), when I captured my first sunflowers of the 2012 season. (Enlarged view shows the tapestry texture.) As you can see, they grow some gorgeous bi-colored varieties in the garden. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 226mm [452mm in full-frame 35mm equivalent], f/8, 1/400 sec., ISO 200, morning sun, handheld) No crop; processed in Topaz Simplify and Topaz Details with texture (Artiste – Autumn Leaves) from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.
RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (July 2013)
Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (May 2012)
Top 10 (3rd Place) in “Burst of Sunflowers” challenge in Bubbling Artists group (June 2015)
Winner of “Clutch of 2 or 3 for Avatar” challenge in Gorgeous Flower Cards group (July 2013)
Top 10 in “March Features Challenge” in Art in Math group (April 2013)
Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Real Yellow” challenge in Country Gardens Come Grow With Us group (April 2013)
Top 10 in “New September Challenge” in Manipulated Flower Photography and Fractals (September 2012)