Portraits of Wildflowers

Perspectives on Nature Photography

Resilient sunflower

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In spite of the mowing that I talked about in the previous post*, nature is resilient, and amid the ruins of the sunflower stalks was one that, for being small and low, ended up with a twisted stalk but nevertheless survived and was growing. On that stalk I found the opening sunflower you see here. Come back tomorrow and you’ll see what else I was lucky enough to photograph on it.


* In a gesture that favors the resilience over the cutting down, I put up this post just 12 hours after the last one rather than waiting till the next day.

© 2011 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 30, 2011 at 12:05 PM

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  1. Excellent capture !


    July 30, 2011 at 1:57 PM

  2. Hooray for that sunflower!

    Syncopated Eyeball

    July 30, 2011 at 5:44 PM

  3. […] I was photographing the young sunflower shown in yesterday’s post, a tiny yellowish-tan fly landed on it. Lost in thought, or […]

  4. I am loving your work. It covers two of my favorite subjects, namely, flowers and insects. I keep a hive of bees and garden as organically as living in farm country will allow. I find A LOT of interesting bugs in my garden. I think they spread the word. I only wish that I could photograph them as lovely as you do! Signing up for posts! ~ L
    PS: Found you through Cindy (Missusk76)


    August 1, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    • Welcome aboard. I’m glad you’re enjoying the pictures I’ve been posting; thanks for your compliment. There’s plenty more to come, both of plants and of the creatures that frequent them.

      Steve Schwartzman

      August 1, 2011 at 11:13 AM

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