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Sunflower Field 1/3

Posted by
Christine (Ellemford, United Kingdom) on 28 August 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

As you go down a hill between Gifford and Haddington, there is a large area of a field that has been planted with sunflowers. There is a sign "Pick Your Own 5 For A £1. This is the second year they have been sown and yesterday I stopped and picked some, the lady farmer responsible, happened to be there and we got chatting. This is a set a side area and they had just thought it would be nice and colourful to have the sunflowers, that was the only reason they had done it. What a great idea and what a lot of pleasure it gives, not just picking but also the view of the sunny sunflower faces

NIKON D60 1/2000 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

I'm very much an amateur photographer. I live in the hills of the Scottish Borders which has fantastic flora and fauna, as well as wonderful light.

sama from khoram abad, Iran

I like the smiling faces of sunflowers.... nice.

28 Aug 2011 6:22am

Richard Geven from Didam, Netherlands

One of my favorite flowers......wonderful Christine ;-)

28 Aug 2011 6:51am

@Richard Geven: Mine too, such sunny faces :)

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

It looks like a picture book flower. Lovely idea too.

28 Aug 2011 7:09am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice one

28 Aug 2011 7:23am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

That is a creative use of set-aside, a little money and lots of joy

28 Aug 2011 7:29am

fereshteh. from Iran

Beautiful composition..

28 Aug 2011 8:24am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Does the taxman know? :)
What a great idea and shot.

28 Aug 2011 8:26am

@The Mouse: :) Doubt if there will be any money left. The farmer told me 2 of the 3 secateurs, they left in the bucket to make it easy for people, were taken last year and money is often taken out of the bucket. Some people have no conscience.

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom

that's really pretty

28 Aug 2011 8:57am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

beautiful sunflower shot and selected focus!! love the wellbalanced cool /warm colours! Picking these ayourself must be fun, haven´t seen anything like it here. (only apples /berries etc)

28 Aug 2011 10:02am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

it's good to see Christine, I don't think we have enough sunflowers in the UK.

28 Aug 2011 11:46am

Don from Spokane, United States

Nice shot of this fine example. They do have sunny faces. A whole field of this would be very pretty.

28 Aug 2011 2:35pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

die Sonnenblume ist schön im Licht. Guter Schärfeverlauf.

28 Aug 2011 2:57pm

franz from Baden, Austria

nice background story again, and lovely colours and dof here in the image!

29 Aug 2011 7:06pm

NIKON D60
1/2000 second
F/5.6
ISO 1600
82 mm (35mm equiv.)