Friday, July 22, 2011

A Sunflower for Macro Friday


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Under one of the birdfeeders some of the sunflower seeds have sprouted and several have developed into beautiful flowers.   I have been photographing them before the chipmunks or the squirrels pull them down to eat the seeds.

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This photo was taken with the EFS 55-250 zoom lens.

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Just for fun I put into a vintage snapshot frame.  

I am joining in the fun at Blogging from Bolivia with Laura for Macro Friday.   I am off to a wedding tomorrow that is to be held outdoors.   I am looking forward to it.   The weather people tell us that it will not be as hot as it has been all this week and have said that we may experience some rain.   We could sure use the rain but not for the wedding.   Will see what happens.    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.   Valerie

14 comments:

Theresa said...

Fantastic! I had sunflowers on my mind this week too:)

deb duty said...

These are so pretty! I love the frames you added too.

Pondside said...

I love those sunny faces. You'll have to pull them out in the gloom of winter and shine them across blogland for all of us.
Enjoy the wedding - I hope it's not too hot!

imaginelaughsmile said...

Love the sunflowers.

Janice said...

Beautiful! We are on the same wavelength this week. :)

Ashley Sisk said...

These are beautiful - I love sunflowers!

Linda Makiej said...

Fabulous spell-binding macro!

leavesnbloom said...

That sunflower has a wonderful centerpiece Valerie. I hope you have a great day at the wedding and that the weather is kind to you all.

Susan said...

Beautiful! I especially like the second one!

joyoutloud said...

OHHHHH BEAUTIFUL!!! YELLOW!! love it!

Christina said...

My favorite flower! Just gorgeous pictures.

Thanks for stopping by Pooh's Corner today. Happy Friday.

Jane said...

Lovely captures - how wonderful that these grew from seeds that fell from the birdfeeder. Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the wedding.

Karen said...

Fantastic sunflower photo, so intricate. I hope the wedding is wonderful too and the weather is kind.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Valerie, I came to visit your collages (lovely poppies) and stayed for the close-ups of sunflowers. I find the photo that has the contrast of the green leaves and the dark background really stunning; it sets off the bright yellow bloom just beautifully. Thanks for your visit to my blog!