Captured just of the Perimeter Highway, north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada….Better seen enlarged HERE
Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3I 18.0 MP CMOS, w a Sigma 55mm Lens, exp 10.0, Shutter speed 1/100, ISO100.
HDR enhanced, hand held…1 RAW image blending 3 exposures…tone curved in Photomatix Pro 4.1.3…Further enhanced in Corel Paintshop Pro x3
DID YOU KNOW: At sunrise, the faces of most sunflowers are turned towards the east. Over the course of the day, they follow the sun from east to west, while at night they return to an eastward orientation. This motion is performed by motor cells in the pulvinus, a flexible segment of the stem just below the bud. As the bud stage ends, the stem stiffens and the blooming stage is reached.
Sunflowers in their blooming stage lose their heliotropic capacity. The stem becomes “frozen”, typically in an eastward orientation.The stem and leaves lose their green color.
The wild sunflower typically does not turn toward the sun; its flowering heads may face many directions when mature. However, the leaves typically exhibit some heliotropism.
Info from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
YOU GOT IT, WE WANT IT…17 August 2003