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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 16 January 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

NIKON D80 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 200 78 mm (35mm equiv.)

rem_la from Villiers, France

magnifique luminosité !

16 Jan 2009 5:35am

Olivier Jules from Lanciano, Italy

great capture!! beautiful colours

16 Jan 2009 6:53am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Eblouisssant !

16 Jan 2009 8:59am

Morgane from Laroque Timbaut, 47, France

gorgeous colors !

16 Jan 2009 9:24am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

un soleil pour faire pâlir le vrai, d'un jaune étincelant.

16 Jan 2009 9:25am

kerfendal from Paris, France

like a sun, great pic

16 Jan 2009 11:28am

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Wonderful! I love to photograph sunflowers, as well. It must be my love for the contrast between the yellow petals and the blue sky that keep me taking so many even though I already have dozens in my files.

16 Jan 2009 11:48am

@Lesley: Les, I'm with you; there is something very special about sunflowers. One of the best parts about the Tour de France is seeing the riders go by the fields of sunflowers.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Magnifique soleil, il tombe bien, c'est tout gris chez nous, il ne fait pas beau!

16 Jan 2009 11:49am

zOOm from Paris, France

Can I have a sunbath ? ;-)

16 Jan 2009 12:00pm

Marcah from Quincy, United States

A giant. Love the colors and clarity.

16 Jan 2009 1:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A nice reminder of warmer days.

16 Jan 2009 4:06pm

@Steve Rice: Ah, yes; some day Spring, and even Summer, will come.

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

So magnificently captured against the glorious summer sky, a delightful portrait of vibrant colour and beauty, Jack.

16 Jan 2009 4:55pm

@EYES WIDE SHUT: You call yourself "no photographer, merely a 'Happy Snapper'"; that is utter nonsense. You an extremely fine photographer. But to the point here, no-one gives more thoughtful comments on aminus3 than you do. You don't just whip off words like beautiful, extraordinary, lovely, etc.; you clearly have taken in the photograph and anything the photographer may have said. That is a powerful honoring and affirming of the photographer. As you can see from being on aminus3 a very short time, you have a whole slew of people who connect with you and appreciate you and your work. Thank you.

zahai from Berlin, Germany

Beautiful colors and composition. So full of warmth...exactly what i need on this grey day :)

16 Jan 2009 4:57pm

@zahai: You read my mind as to why I posted this photograph. There have been superb winter scenes on aminus3, but a little sign of brighter days is often welcome.

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Yes !... a big sun on my house... with beautiful vivid colors.
Where are my Ray-Ban ??? :))

16 Jan 2009 5:56pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

No need for the sun as you have provided your own sun. Nice shot.

16 Jan 2009 6:05pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

nice sun flower

16 Jan 2009 6:06pm

[email protected] from Paris, France

Incredible here too ! What a smiling girl ! Love her haircut ;o) Seriously, "she" seems so much alive, with an expression, you turned a sun flower into some happy person ! And that light - wow*

16 Jan 2009 6:46pm

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

YEAH !!! How good is this sun in our grey and cold winter days... Thank you Jack !

16 Jan 2009 7:06pm

Querques from Palleja, Spain

Oh yeah! I like the contrast between blue and yellow! Really nice one

16 Jan 2009 7:25pm

Ninni from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Nice composition and colours! Nearly the same photo that I have today on my other blog:))
Have a nice weekend!

16 Jan 2009 7:39pm

Manuel from Spain

Good perspective color and brightness.

16 Jan 2009 7:39pm

Knut Magne from Hamar, Norway

A taste of summer, almost as I can take on the sunflower. A lovely summer image :-))

16 Jan 2009 8:59pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Thanks for posting this on a dreary day like today, such warmth emanates from this shot, gorgeous colors and such a beautiful sun drenched sky

17 Jan 2009 1:09am

@JJ: I tell you, JJ, it wasn't taken today!!

vins from Manila, Philippines

5 stars for this. :)

17 Jan 2009 2:19am

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Splendid and crisp shot!

17 Jan 2009 3:57am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

I love sunflowers. I posted several this summer - even one whose blossom hadn't opened yet. It was really cool, if I do say so myself. =) Thanks for the reminder - I needed it today, as I was slipping and sliding on the icy roads and parking lot at work.

17 Jan 2009 6:28am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Absolutely joyous! My favourite flower on the can't help but smile and feel happy when seeing them :)

17 Jan 2009 2:02pm

@bluechameleon: It's amazing the way such a simple flower can bring so much joy.

Mobius Faith from Akron, Ohio,, United States

A delightfully warm and sunny image added to my day. A nice feeling since the temperature here is -5 degrees.

17 Jan 2009 3:07pm

@Mobius Faith: Now that's cold.

Pascale from france, France

my favourite flower..............a sun this image..................

17 Jan 2009 3:31pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Bright, happy summer!

18 Jan 2009 1:04am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

A wonderful summer image! Brings back memories. Love the background as well!

18 Jan 2009 12:56pm

Rachel from Charleville-Mézières, France

Le tournesol... une fleur qui aime le soleil et qui aime se faire photographier ! ;o))
Belle prise de vue.

18 Jan 2009 6:45pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

I love sunflowers!

19 Jan 2009 3:22pm

Random Eyesight from sc, Canada

Very nice image with beautiful colours.

19 Jan 2009 4:03pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful contrast of colors.

23 Jan 2009 2:16am

Denise from Perry, United States

Fantastic, even down to the cobwebs you caught on the petals, not to sound like a copycat, I posted last summer something similar. You caught the contrasting colors so beautifully. MAkes me year for the summer:)

10 Feb 2009 12:58am