"SUNRISE" - Follow The Sun by jules572

"SUNRISE" - Follow The Sun by 

FEATURED in the Daisy Group – January 21 2012

November 9 2011

August 18 2011

February 4 2011

Sunflower Family (Asteraceae)

Sunflowers have a type of phototropic response called heliotropism (sun turning); the leaves and flower heads of young sunflowers follow the sun and their orientation therefore changes from east to west during the day. The movements become a circadian response and when plants are rotated 180 degrees, the old response pattern is still followed for a few days, with leaf orientation changing from west to east instead. The leaf and flower bud phototropism occurs while the leaf petioles and stems are still actively growing and once mature the movements stop. The movement occurs as the petioles bend or twist during the day and at night they unbend or untwist.

Nikon D300S

Taken: August 1 2010
Along Hwy. 6 towards Hamilton, Ontario

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 4 years ago

    This is STUNNING its actually glowing, excellent work, hugs Ann

  • Thank you Ann for your favour, the sun was at the right angle and I was on the ground shooting upwards. Getting back up was something else…Jules

    – jules572

  • Gary Paakkonen
    Gary Paakkonenabout 4 years ago

    That’s your best sunflower shot to this point Jules! Fave :)

  • Thank you Gary for you favour, I couldn’t have asked for a better day…Jules

    – jules572

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7about 4 years ago

    Lovely capture Julie. This could almost be titled “Sunrise”. :)) Kudos to the info you provided. You really did your ‘homework’ on the subject. XO, Ron

  • Thank you Ron, I can’t wait to get back to the fields this year…Jules

    – jules572

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you Lorilee I appreciated your visit and favor…Jules

    – jules572

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesabout 4 years ago

    Lovely capture!!

  • Thank you Charuhas so pleased you like it, your visit is much appreciated…Jules

    – jules572

  • ThreeHi
    ThreeHiabout 4 years ago

    I love…

  • Thank you for your visit and favour, much appreciated…Jules

    – jules572

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ann, I so happy it brought a little Sunshine to your day…Jules

    – jules572

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends Group

  • Thank you Cee for this feature and favor they means so much to me…Jules :-)))

    – jules572

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 4 years ago

    A terrific capture!!! Congratulations on being featured!!!! Bill

  • Thank you Bill…Jules :-)))

    – jules572

  • kkmarais
    kkmaraisabout 4 years ago

    Spectacular sunflower, Jules!! Beautiful color and warm light. Love it! Kathy

  • HI Kathy, so good to hear from you my friend, thank you for your visit and favor…Jules :-)))

    – jules572

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