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Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 15 July 2015 in Plant & Nature.

I drove to McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area to take pictures of the sunflowers. The land borders the Potomac River in the western part of Montgomery County. They plant about 30 acres of sunflowers every year. The area has over 200 species of songbirds, plus deer, wild turkey and waterfowl.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel oturne sol quel soleil juane sueprbe vue.

15 Jul 2015 5:15am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bravo !

15 Jul 2015 6:00am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

They always look so vigorous !

15 Jul 2015 6:12am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Un beau soleil.
Toujours une belle allure cette fleur.
Magnifique. . )

15 Jul 2015 6:23am

martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium


15 Jul 2015 8:40am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Well done

15 Jul 2015 9:31am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb light and marvellous flower head. The Wildlife area must be a most interesting place to visit for both plants and animals.

15 Jul 2015 9:42am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Toujours dans le bon sens...la tête en l'air et le pied sur terre....:)

15 Jul 2015 10:01am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful frame, focus, DOF, colors & lights!

15 Jul 2015 10:54am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Interestingly framed and a beautiful capture

15 Jul 2015 11:26am

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Sunflowers brighten up anybody's day.... what a beautiful capture!

15 Jul 2015 11:52am

michel creze from le havre, France

Belle composition ! pas étonnant qu'il y ait autant d'oiseaux beaucoup adorent les graines de tournesol !

Beautiful composition! no wonder there are so many birds much love sunflower seeds!

15 Jul 2015 1:55pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful shot of a typical flower in Summer. Beautiful yellow. Have a great day, Elaine. :)

15 Jul 2015 2:16pm

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Pretty....love sunflowers

15 Jul 2015 3:00pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Amazing color and detail captured in this sunflower here!! Great use of DoF as well.

15 Jul 2015 4:03pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I envy you having a spot like that to photograph. I LOVE sunflowers. This is a gorgeous close up with vibrant color. Such a happy image

15 Jul 2015 4:58pm

@Ruthiebear: I look forward to going there every year and the best part is that it is seldom crowded.

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

amazing capture, elaine! :-))

15 Jul 2015 9:42pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

There is something so welcoming in a sunflower's face. Nice one.

16 Jul 2015 12:02am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States


16 Jul 2015 12:33am

Devi from Chennai, India

Gorgeous image !! Lovely details :)

16 Jul 2015 4:54am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh magnifique

16 Jul 2015 7:56am

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Gorgeous sunflower, Elaine --- superbly presented. I forgot to seed mine this year !! Well, I can always go back to your site !! Kind regards MN

16 Jul 2015 8:03pm