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Someone Left The Cake Out In The Rain   5 comments

A large, droopy sunflower just after a summer rain.

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After one of our recent, infrequent rainstorms, we found this sad sunflower looking as though it had seen better days. She was much more vivacious when seen in Mwah! Air Kisses.

With its dinner-plate size and bright colors, it reminded us of the old Richard Harris song, “MacArthur Park.” It’s getting close to time for harvesting the seeds… only this morning, we found a squirrel hanging off of her, an unseemly end to such a beauty.

Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 lens, ISO 800, 1/60s, 24mm, f/7.1

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Mwah! Air Kisses   4 comments

A brilliant sunflower blows air kisses to the crowd.

Mwah! Air Kisses

Image © 2011 Rob Hanson Photography, All Rights Reserved

In an adjunct garden just behind our deck, we’ve planted sunflowers, and their location allows us to come face-to-face with the tall plants. Our intent is to get to the seeds before the birds do. Uh-huh.

A recent rain played around with the fragile flower petals, and we found this one blowing a kiss to the audience.

I was surprised to learn that the onomatopoeic word, Mwah has actually made it into Webster’s dictionary.

Single exposure from Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 70-300mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/800s, 240mm. Photoshop CS5 and Nik Color Efex Pro

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