Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Late Bloomers...


A true sign of the end of summer are the tall, gorgeous sunflowers we see around now. As an artist, I always think of Van Gogh, O'Keefe, and their painted masterpieces. This shot, is the 'pre-quel', the 'before the original', 'how did they get that way' photo. In it's intricacies, I am astounded by the beauty and detail, by the overlapping green petals/leafs which will be the foundation of this bright, strong, tall, vibrant yellow flower.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

go girl

Azure Islands Designs said...

Great shots...if you click on the photos you will see the leaves had what looks like hairy tentacles on them...very interesting!
Cheers

Kim said...

wow Amy I would never have guessed that these leaves were sunflowers...amazing macro shots!!!
I'm about to get some daisies and lavender for a balcony makeover eek!!!
can you come over and help me ???
please????? ;) ;)
have a fantastic Monday xxx

WillOaks Studio said...

That is just beautiful!! Plus I just love bright fresh green. No sunflowers here this year except wild ones, so looking forward to your photos as these unfold!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you Anonymous...:))

Heather, the macro setting continues to amaze...yes, granted, these buds are bigger than the 'norm', but the little hairy tentacles are clear as a bell...they ARE interesting...so complex in design...:)))

Ah ha Kim...you and Charlie are so funny...I would LOVE to come over and help...the sunflowers seem to be a gift which give for a long time..I spent some time yesterday @ a farm shooting rows upon rows of flowers...some of the pics even came out...I am happy if I get one good one out of 30!! ...I will be making some into cards...the sunflowers @ the farm, AMAZING, and some way too high up for me to even think of getting a photo...have a wonderful Tuesday...:))))

WillOaks, these are flowers from my daily walk by the water...but, like I said to Kim, I did get a couple of good ones from the farm yesterday...played w/ some printouts today...YIPPEE!!!

IndieCEO / GalleriaLinda said...

Beautiful photos and shoot angle. I would not have guessed they were sunflowers.

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Wonderful Amy..the detail is incredible!!

I would say this is one of my favorites but I say that every time!!

You did an incredible job here with these. Simply outstanding!!

Hugs,
Jackie:-)))))

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you IndieCEO...these same flowers tempt me every year to shoot them, and the good shots have eluded me...until now...very happy w/ the way these came out..:))

Thank you so much Jackie!!!...I think that I will make cards of the top one...the angle is kinda neat...what I have learned, when printing out my pics, is that they come out 'bigger' than what is on my screen, so, I have to go back into the camera and re-edit...these just blow me away w/ their complex and graceful construction..:))

VICKI IN AZ said...

Breathtaking, I adore sunflowers at any stage!!

Elijah said...

It's all wrong what you're writing.
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