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Helianthus /2
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Copyright: Bernarda Ber (Ber) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-20
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-22 12:58
Viewed: 1360
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Facts About Sunflower

Sunflower is the national flower of Russia and the state flower of Kansas, USA.
Sunflower is notable for turning to face the Sun, a behavior known as heliotropism.
Sunflowers were cultivated by Native Americans well over 1000 years ago.

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Salut Bernadette,
beautiful macro, natural color, natural color ...
I love Polski flowers (especially blondes)

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-08-22 13:23]

Hi Ber,
A very sharp macro shot of this heart of flower.
Marvelous colors and such details, Great use of shallow DOF.
A very neat presentation.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-08-22 13:28]

Hi Bernarda,
I like your chosen angle & use of macro for this vibrant image of the centre of the sunflower,sharp details & good colors. In this instance,Less is definately Best.

Rarely comment on flower shot, but this is an exceptionnal one.
I like the way; angle and thigh crop, you've choosen to present it. The missing petals, and seeds, and other "imperfection" is too me a real plus value, in sense of composition and overall appeal of this shot.

Fine, real looking colors. Tho a bit too bright for my taste, personnal taste I must say...it's perfectly acceptable..)) Good exposure and contrast. A very fine sharp selective focus, and enough depth to capture what's important..))) Well done.

I like the well thought POV in this floral shot, Bernarda!

Great focus on the heart of the sunflower with amazing details.
The sharpness and DOF are well done, and colors are natural.
Immense contrasts within this picture, make it so exceptional in its appeal.
Well caught!


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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-08-23 3:01]

Good Morning Bernarda,
Such a closer look of this sunflower provides a fantastic charm of vision. Luminosity is great and presentation is aesthetic. Informative commentary note is an advantage to understand perspective. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Bernarda,

I like this alternative POV of a much photographed flower. The centre of the flower is super sharp, its a pity you have lost some focus on the foreground petal. I have one of these in my garden at the moment and it is the first time I have seen a sunflower this darker colour. Nice capture.


Exceptional detail on the sunflower throughout. Perfect DOF and fine lighting and colors.
Your choice to include only some of the flower and choose such a shallow DOF field really creates a neat composition.
Excellent job! TFS,

Hello Bernarda,
Another great artistic sunflower shot. Perfect light and sharpness. Good note. TFS

Hello Bernarda,a very good PoV and DoF for this lovely shot of a brown petalled sunflower.
The sharpness is perfect.
All it needs now is for a bee to come and take away all that lovely pollen.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-03-22 8:12]

Hello Bernarda.

I see your love for red and orange as i gaze through your wonderful album. You show such clarity of detail here, the specks of pollen clearly shown. I like your angle adopted here, unusual but very attractive, carry on the excellent work please. TFS

Stv :0))

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