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Equipment used:
Nikon D70s
Sigma 18-50mm f3.5-6.3 DC
B&W Circular Polarisation
Velbon Travel Tripod

Location:
Backyard

Map:

Copyright:
© Brendan Schoon, All rights reserved!

Background Information:
The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant in the family Asteraceae and native to the Americas, with a large flowering head (inflorescence). The stem can grow as high as 3 metres, and the flower head can reach 30 cm in diameter with the “large” seeds. The term “sunflower” is also used to refer to all plants of the genus Helianthus, many of which are perennial plants.

What is usually called the flower is actually a head (formally composite flower) of numerous florets (small flowers) crowded together. The outer florets are the sterile ray florets and can be yellow, maroon, orange, or other colors. The florets inside the circular head are called disc florets, which mature into what are traditionally called “sunflower seeds,” but are actually the fruit (an achene) of the plant. The inedible husk is the wall of the fruit and the true seed lies within the kernel.

The florets within the sunflower’s cluster are arranged in a spiraling pattern. Typically each floret is oriented toward the next by approximately the golden angle, producing a pattern of interconnecting spirals where the number of left spirals and the number of right spirals are successive Fibonacci numbers. Typically, there are 34 spirals in 1 direction and 55 in the other; on a very large sunflower you may see 89 in one direction and 144 in the other



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K.O. by Brendan Schoon

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I’m mainly a landscape photographer and take my camera with me on every trip. Though I’m still a learner/amateur-photographer I won several challenges and sold many works at several sites to different people all over the world.

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Comments

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 6 years ago

    I adore the angle and light in this photograph my dearest friend. Very, very well done ! !

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 6 years ago

    gorgeous !!

  • Corina Daniela Obertas
    Corina Daniela...about 6 years ago

    Superb! Wow!

  • Mohamad Amin Khaxar
    Mohamad Amin K...about 6 years ago

    great work indeed!

  • roseduggan
    rosedugganabout 6 years ago

    The best Sunflower that i ever seen! ….. So nice! :)

  • Tolik
    Tolikabout 6 years ago

    Piece of art

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroabout 6 years ago

    excellent!!!

  • ozlat
    ozlatabout 6 years ago

    having the flower on the pavement makes it almost ‘human’

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsover 5 years ago

    Great composition Brendan. The curving in the paving highlights the shapes within the sunflower. Good work. Clare

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldover 5 years ago

    This is stunning! Such rich colour and the light behind the sunflower just adds to the magnificence!

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