This photo was taken here in Kentucky at my neighbor’s house on 7/18/2010. Janeen had purchased a bag of potting soil, then used it to pot some flowers that she had bought to put out by her mailbox. A few days later she noticed that she had young Sunflower seedlings coming up from seeds that must have been in the potting soil. She let them grow and they now grace her mailbox area, so I get to photograph them. I used my 25 year old prime 135mm F2.8 lens on my Minolta DSLR Maxxum 5D. This is fast becoming my favorite lens, it is so quick and clear. I am getting some of my sharpest shots with this lens. Photo was taken manual, hand held at F2.8 .1/200 ISO 1600. Did I mentioned, it was late in the day with very little light. This camera and lens can see better than I.

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  • wellman
    wellmanalmost 4 years ago

    beautifully composed and cropped – stunning work!

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant capture and treatment Melinda. Don.

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 4 years ago

    A beauty sweetheART a true delight – fave ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Kelly Normandeau
    Kelly Normandeaualmost 4 years ago

    “This is very beautifully done… It’s lovely & I love the comp!” L)

  • Susan Blevins
    Susan Blevinsalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning work Melinda!!!!…gorgeous colors, great details anf love the composition……Susan

  • ♥⊱ B. Randi Bailey
    ♥⊱ B. Randi Ba...almost 4 years ago

    Nice job in “framing” and lighting!

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  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 4 years ago

    WOW, Love the spiral patterns of the seeds crossing in Fibonnaci’s numbers!!

  • Holly Werner
    Holly Werneralmost 4 years ago

    I absolutely love this image. Great work!

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

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