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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 26 January 2021 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Close-up of a sunflower in development with its bracts surrounding it.

Spotted in a sunflower field in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin on August 19, 2020.

NIKON D7000 1/180 second F/8.0 ISO 100 92 mm

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Martine from Brest, France

Jolie photo, j'aime la forme des feuilles.

26 Jan 2021 5:17am

Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

Superb framing and depiction. Nice details of this sunflower

26 Jan 2021 5:29am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Nice memory of summer

26 Jan 2021 6:43am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

J'aime beaucoup ta photo !

26 Jan 2021 7:08am

PAPOU from Aubusson (Creuse), France

une belle pieuvre végétale.

26 Jan 2021 8:13am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ces feuilles

26 Jan 2021 8:49am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb image!

26 Jan 2021 9:32am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

beautiful crisp capture of this lovely sunflower bud

26 Jan 2021 9:38am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A great look at the budding sunflower Steven. Nice image.

26 Jan 2021 11:23am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I love the delicate details.

26 Jan 2021 11:38am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

interesting shape !

26 Jan 2021 11:46am

jpla from Anjou, France

magnifiques détails

26 Jan 2021 12:07pm

Florence from Bretagne, France

Great details! Very nice to see!

26 Jan 2021 3:16pm

Devi from Chennai, India

It looks just lovely...Beautiful closeup :))
Lovely green here..The tentacles do look fabulous!

26 Jan 2021 3:26pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What beautiful shapes in this close up. I hope your spouse is doing well in recovery.

26 Jan 2021 3:27pm

@Ruthiebear: While mobility is better, physical therapy has led to exhaustion. More help is needed later in day. We just got our first measurable snowfall and I hope to get out and get some winter photos.

lisl from Bath, United Kingdom

This is a fine picture, right down to the tiny bristly hairs, Steven

26 Jan 2021 3:46pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Splendid image .

26 Jan 2021 5:37pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful colors, lights & details!

26 Jan 2021 7:00pm

Ray. B from Charentes-Poitou, France

Très beaux détails. Une merveilleuse prise.
J'espère que tout va bien Steven ?... Bonne soirée.

26 Jan 2021 7:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The lovely crown reminds us of warmer times. I think the Midwest is getting a wintery blast right now.

26 Jan 2021 7:39pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very nice in detail

26 Jan 2021 10:09pm

Rose from United States

This is beautiful...

26 Jan 2021 11:12pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Well damn that were close in this shot with all the high-end island retail. Very successful

27 Jan 2021 12:02am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Des tentacules qui impressionnent des qu'on les aperçoit .
Excellente image.

27 Jan 2021 12:57am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

you captured fine details in the 'hairs" protruding from the leaves

27 Jan 2021 1:14am

Urspo from Phoenix, United States

looks like a triffid

27 Jan 2021 1:57am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Beautiful green tones and wonderful detail.

27 Jan 2021 2:29am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Nice sharp details.
We planted sunflowers about 10 years ago and leave the for the birds so of course we have them every year.

27 Jan 2021 2:45am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a gorgeous close up of this young sunflower. I think that this part of the flower is just a pretty as the bloom. Beautiful color and superb detail!

27 Jan 2021 2:48am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I would never have guessed that was a sunflower.

27 Jan 2021 3:25am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Excellent photo! I love sunflowers in all their stages - this is very pleasing!

27 Jan 2021 4:16am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful closeup and gorgeous details. Superb. :)

27 Jan 2021 9:14am

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence-d'Albigeois, France

Ce détail est splendide!

27 Jan 2021 1:48pm

Remus from Portugal

The entire plant stretches out into the sun.
Great detail level.
Great capture.

27 Jan 2021 6:42pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

an exceptional macro

27 Jan 2021 7:34pm

Diane from Parksville, Canada

what a lovely close up and the sunshine almost comes through the screen. I also really like the green on green.

27 Jan 2021 11:41pm