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Ah! Sunflower

Ah! Sunflower
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Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-18
Categories: Nature, Macro
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 55-200 f/4.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-20 1:19
Viewed: 1162
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ah Sunflower! by William Blake

Ah Sun-flower! weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the Sun:
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the travellers journey is done.
Where the Youth pined away with desire,
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow:
Arise from their graves and aspire,
Where my Sun-flower wishes to go.

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Hi Francis,
Very beautiful sunfloer vith excellent colours, light and contrast.TFS.


Hello Francis Xavier! Amazing sunflowers. Nice light and bright, good colours. Very good sharpness. Original composition. Good exposure. Well done!

Fantastic shot
the light is wonderful
bright colors and perfect sharpness
beautiful presentation

Have a sunny day!

Bonjour Francis,

Beautiful sunflower with great harmony of colors! The sharpness and POV are wonderful, keeping the subject on the left side of the picture, works very well. Another blurred sunflower enhances the beauty of the picture drastically.
A very eye-catching shot!

Thanks for sharing.

Paras Bhalla

Nice control of the DOF, the compo is just right to me.. I like the backlighting in particular as it makes the petals and stem stand out nicely.


Bonjour Francis Xavier
Nice capture with ligh coming from the back which illuminates the petal and gives that white fringe on the body of the sunflower (tournesol in french , and girasol in spanish more aimed on the tropism - but the english name is better for your shot.This is really a Sun.
Nice day

Hello, Francis -
Beautifully composed with the full, backlit flower on the left, leaving space on the right for the others in the background. Very warm colors and light, great bokeh produces an impressionist painting effect in the bg. Very nice work.

hello Francis
hope you are doing well
interesting shadows
good light and fine colours
good backlight and dof
nicely composed

Manuj Mehta

hi francis
great bright warm image,excellent colours and detail good framing.

Very nice Francis ... I love the back light on this shot, and the way you've composed it with the main subject very nicely off center. Great use of shallow DOF.
Great shot.

Hello Francis,
Perfect and balanced composition, amazing light and well suited BG
I loved DOF and POV
Selahattin E

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  • papera Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 109 W: 21 N: 794] (3246)
  • [2009-08-20 12:56]

I didn't know Blake could be so tender and lyrical... somehow I always have the apocalyptic poet in my ears =)
it's interesting that you have chosen backlight here - many would have gone for the full-frontal approach, but your approach is more intimate, quieter if you want.
which makes the photo very original.

Wonderful sunflower.Beautiful colours and light,good sharpness.

Lovely sunflowers!
Great colours and light.
Nice composition of the photo.
Excellent presetnation.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-08-21 2:47]

Hi Francis

A splendid floral macro, with good sharpness, colour & framing. Excellent shadow detail & well managed backlight, with an almost translucent quality of the yellow petals. Tfs!

Wonderful sunflower with beautiful colours and light , good sharpness.
Regards Zoran

Cia Francis. Spectacular coloured and detailed sunflowers. Excellente contrast.


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-08-21 19:21]

dear Francis Xavier,
another face of sunflower is well expressed in this picture,
light and shadow, sun and shade, delight and sorrow,,,
sunflower has various both twin sides indeed.
toward the sun, or against the sun, always sun light makes it shining,
because sunflower is surely the other self on the earth of the sun in the sky.
thank you,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-08-22 14:15]

Hello Francis,
wonderful macro of sunflower!
Excellent lighting. Very good POV and DOF.
Splendid colours!
Perfect choice of framing.
Best regards.

Ciao Francis, wonderful sunflower with splendid natural colors, great sharpness and good details, beautiful composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Francis.
Very nice photo showing the beauty of nature and this flower. I like the softness of the colors that goes very well . TFS
Best regards Siegfried

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2009-08-24 13:08]

Ciao Francis,

Crisp, nice details in this delicate flower!
Good details in the yellow petals, and the subject
stands out well on the dark green background...



Bonjour Francis,
J'aime bien cette fleur qui donne de belles couleurs jaunes. Excellente prise de vue et détails.
bien présentée et composée, beau contraste et détails.
tous mes compliments

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