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First Maximilian sunflowers for 2014

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Maximilian Sunflower Head 5322

When I visited the prairie restoration at the Elisabet Ney Museum on the morning of August 28th, I saw my first Maximilian sunflowers, Helianthus maximiliani, flowering this year. Compare the asymmetrically developed head of this Maximilian sunflower to the one on a roughstem rosinweed that appeared here not long ago.

If you’re interested in photography as a craft, you’ll find that points 1, 2, 4, 7 and 18 in About My Techniques are relevant to this photograph.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 12, 2014 at 5:39 AM

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