Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sunflower Macro

Here is a macro shot of a sunflower from the Greenmarket at Union Square. At first I thought the bits of white discoloration at the bottom right of the photo were specks of dust from my camera lens. After reviewing more photos of the sunflower (I took about 6 similar photos), I realized they were actually some sort of dust material (or pollen) trapped by the flower's hairy parts.

I hope your week is as sunny as this sunflower.

22 comments:

Tash said...

Great close-up. Wonderful color.

Monika N. said...

That's spectacular! I especially like the part in the middle of the sunflower.

My week has been all rain. A sunflower was just perfect timing!

Blognote said...

A spectacular photo!

USelaine said...

Aaaaah-tchooo!

Zsolt72 said...

i love sunflowers!Great photo:)

alice said...

Each winter, I put many sunflower seeds in several birdfeedings (?) in my garden and every spring, some seeds sprout...But they are never as beautiful than yours!

Bibi said...

Van Gogh would be proud of you!

Julie said...

I love the intricacy of this sort of shot - someone knew what they were doing when they created things - yes?

Abraham Lincoln said...

It would be pollen. It is still in the process of ripening or was. I like to see the flowers in this stage and here, so do the squirrels and some birds, who eat the still green seeds. Nice shot.

Kim said...

Gorgeous close up, Ming. For a minute I thought, "Common Ming, there are no sunflowers growing in NYC. It's a concrete jungle, right? Then I read that this was from the Greenmarket. Nice to see this bright flower. Lord knows when we will see the sun or summer here. . .sigh (seriously, the grumpy factor all over town is measurable.)
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Olivier said...

la fleur du soleil, ta photo macro est superbe. bravo
the flower of the sun, your macro picture is superb. Bravo

missy said...

I love the flower theme going on on this blog!Another beautiful photo of a wonderful flower! I am definatly going to try and grow some next year!
Glad you have got some beautiful weather there and love that you have seen SATC again! missy x

angela said...

Beautiful. Sunflowers are my favourite flowers but I've never looked so closely at its centre before...

Dee Dee said...

Well Ming....that beautiful sunflower put a smile on my face :)

marley said...

Wow! Great close up shot.

My week will be completely sunny come tomorrow at 5.30pm. I finish work for two weeks! Yay!!

Chris said...

LOVE sunflowers. . .just spectacular

teahouse said...

Hooray for sunflowers!

Hahaha, I love how you said "hairy parts." Sounds kind of naughty.

Neva said...

Hi Ming....this is a great shot....how nice you got the pollen as well!

Chanin said...

You too, nice photo.

Kitty said...

awesome closeup, Ming!
Have you gotten over your little photography slump?
Hope so. These things come and go with me, too.

Bergson said...

I like this framing


into large the photograph must be splendid

citygirl15 said...

That is a beautiful sunflower Ming. You inspired me to head over to the nursery and purchase some for my garden upstate.