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More yellow

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Maximilian Sunflower Colony Flopwering 0430A

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From the same October 6th outing that brought you a picture of a goldenrod colony comes the autumnal yellow of a colony of Maximilian sunflowers, Helianthus maximiliani, at the intersection of Grand Avenue Parkway and Black Locust Dr. in Pflugerville.

I couldn’t decide how I wanted to crop the picture. First I went for the panoramic approach above, which emphasized the arc of the leaning sunflower stalk, and then I chose an almost square format that played parallel and perpendicular rows of yellow off against more of the rich blue sky. If you have a preference for one of the two versions, you’re welcome to chime in.

Maximilian Sunflower Colony Flowering 0430B

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© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 30, 2013 at 6:01 AM

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