Sunflower Season

A butterfly on a sunflower.

A couple of weeks ago a good friend led me to a local field of blooming sunflowers for a photo shoot.  This seems to be to season for photographers and sunflowers as I have seen a number of similar shots by photographer friends and other bloggers.  In this first shot I was able to capture the butterfly as it quickly darted from one flower to another

The sun was still relatively low in the sky and I decided to try and get some shots of some backlit sunflowers.  This particular patch of flowers had a good bit of orange in their petals which really looked beautiful when backlit, with the light coming thru the flower’s delicate flesh.

Backlit sunflower.

Along the edges of the field were mostly weeds and some wildflowers.  I noticed this particularly beautiful and interesting flower bud or seed pod.  I really wasn’t sure what it was, but I knew it was photo worthy!

A photo worthy subject unknown.

Does anybody know what that is?

Between the early morning fog photos I posted a few weeks ago and these morning flowers, maybe I’ll be more prone to get up and out earlier to photography natural subjects in the morning light.



About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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6 Responses to Sunflower Season

  1. Heidi Krukemeyer says:

    Love the sunflower pix. Where is that sunflower field? Might like to go there myself!


  2. SallyK says:

    Beautiful! Hope you get an ID on those seed pods. I’d like to know what they are too.


  3. I found your post as I was researching the very same plant/seed pod and haven’t had any luck as of yet, but however I do think it’s invasive and you don’t want it in your yard! Gayle


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