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Sunflower Field by Rachel Stickney

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The sun was shining and the bees were buzzing on a warm September morning at this delightful sunflower field just down the road from my house in Ohio. I’d been meaning to shoot these sunflowers for several years, but always seemed to miss the peak bloom. I made a point of getting there one sunny morning and spent about an hour shooting various angles and compositions. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was quite a busy spot that day. As you can tell from my portfolio, flowers are one of my favorite subjects to shoot. This image is one of my personal favorites.

Part of my Sunflower series

Canon EOS Rebel XSi, f/10, 1/125 sec., Canon EF 18-55mm @18mm
As is, straight from the camera

© Rachel Stickney, All Rights Reserved

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  10. *Placed in the Top Ten (10th) in the Best Shot Challenge in Midwestern United States Photography
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  12. Placed in the Top Ten (5th) in the Floral Display challenge in the Best of Anything & Everything
  13. Placed in the Top Ten (5th) in the Yellow Flowers challenge in Nature’s Symphony of Trees and Flowers
  14. Placed in the Top Ten (7th) in the Ohio Best Shot Challenge in Midwestern United States Photography
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Comments

  • JuliaWright
    JuliaWrightabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful image!

  • Thank you, Julia!

    – Rachel Stickney

  • Norfolkimages
    Norfolkimagesabout 4 years ago

    Really beautiful image against the blue sky, Love it

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments and the fave, Bill!

    – Rachel Stickney

  • Mitch Labuda
    Mitch Labudaabout 4 years ago

    Reminds me of the Coke commercials from the 70’s, pop artish

  • Thanks, Mitch!

    – Rachel Stickney

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 4 years ago

    Oh so bright and pretty, Rachel!!!!! LOVE the color contrast!!!!

  • Thanks so much, Lois!

    – Rachel Stickney

  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 4 years ago

    Very lovely capture of these beautiful flowers. Love the way the composition came together.

  • Thank you very much!

    – Rachel Stickney

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredabout 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS

  • Thank you very much for this honor, Virginia! :)

    – Rachel Stickney

  • Terence Russell
    Terence Russellabout 4 years ago

    Superb POV! Congrats on your feature!

  • Thanks so much, Terence!

    – Rachel Stickney

  • hjaynefoster
    hjaynefosterabout 4 years ago

    I was in Italy this summer, in the region called Le Marche. Sunflower fields were everywhere, albeit that most of the flowers were past their best. We did however come across one field where the blooms were still in flower. A bit like this field. How very interesting that your photo was taken in September. In Le Marche June is the ideal time for sunflowers to flower. Lucky you having this field so close to home.

  • It’s not a huge field but looks beautiful every September. It’s on the property of a small garden center/farmer’s market and I drive by it all the time on my way home, so I know when it’s ready to shoot. :)

    – Rachel Stickney

  • julie08
    julie08about 4 years ago

    Very beautiful – congratulation :)

  • Thank you, Julie!

    – Rachel Stickney

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosabout 4 years ago

    How I wish we had fields of sunflowers like this over here in the UK Rachel, this is an outstanding image, very well captured and presented,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Thank you so much, Rod! :)

    – Rachel Stickney

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