CARLETTA'S CAPTURES

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sunflower: Bud to Bloom





45 comments:

Gine said...

Efficace et très beau ! La première photo est particulièrement réussie !

Jientje said...

I love the detail in that first shot Carletta! A purple sunflower? I have never seen that before?

roland.theys said...

Excellent photo!Carletta!

kaye said...

awesome--my neighbor grows these and everytime I drive by I think that I should stop and take a picture--but I never do :/

Mimi said...

It's gorgeous Carletta!
Normally I like my flowers open, but this is an exception

EG Wow said...

It's extraordinary as an opening bud!

ladyfi said...

Stunning - just stunning!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

This is an usual colour for a sunflower. I love your photo of the bud very much.

I have always had music on my blog, just one track. Today I added a second track, interesting that you noticed. I'm pleased you found it pleasant.

Carletta said...

WITH REGARD TO THE COLOR: MY DEAR HUBBY PLANTED A PACKET OF SEEDS THAT WAS A MIXTURE OF COLORS. THEY BEGAN BLOOMING LAST WEEK AND SO FAR NONE ARE THE USUAL YELLOW YOU MIGHT EXPECT BUT ARE MORE LIKE FALL COLORS. I WILL BE SHOWING MORE IN A FUTURE POST.

Kala said...

Superb details in the first photo and gorgeous bokeh in the second!

Jama said...

Stunning!

Tina said...

Very lovely. Thanks for sharing the before and after with Weekendflowers :) LG Tina

Nadege, said...

Amazing details in the first shot, and it turned into this most unusual colored sunflower.

diane b said...

Love the bud. Is it a red one? I have only seen yellow ones.

Nayana said...

unusual color for sunflower...very beautiful shots...

Misty Dawn said...

Very beautiful!

elke said...

Your pics are very nice!

lg
elke

Karin M. said...

Great shots .... wonderful detail and color ... soooo nice ...
LG: Karin

BrandNewStudio said...

Fascinating work.
It has been delightful
to visit your gallery.
Good Creations

Leovi said...

Delicious and refreshing these beautiful flowers, great photos.

Rachelle said...

stunning in both stages!

Kalyan said...

simply beautifully captured shots....lovely!

Ewa said...

Carletta that bud photo is just amazing, what a great capture!

Linda Makiej said...

wonderful shots - lovely work!!

Gretchen said...

These are gorgeous... wonderful captures of an interesting sunflower. I've never seen any of this color either...

My garden haven said...

This is going to be my benchmark for perfection in photography. Such crisp images, so lovely.
Rosie

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The bud is beautiful. My slow connection is wonky today and I can't get the second photo to come up. I shall return.

maiaT said...

Beautiful sunflower photos, what a lovely color.

minor said...

It was difficult to find that what is this bud.
By your second photo, I could see this is a sunflower.
Both shots are very beautiful. The color of these petals are very beautiful too.

Twiggy said...

Amazing captures!

LauraX said...

wow...just beautiful!

Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous shots! i love the first photo.

Simply Delicious said...

Both photos are amazing.

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Robert Kruh said...

Stunning macros, amazing talent u are! Bravo

Carver said...

Beautiful sunflower variety.

Denise said...

Marvelous! I think that sometimes those buds when taken like this are just as beautiful as the open bloom, but your second shot is a stunner also. Have a great week Carletta.

Pietro said...

Two wonderful macros, Carletta, I really enjoy them!

Mildred said...

So beautiful and so neat!
Thanks for sharing;o)

¤ Have a nice and happy day ¤

Judy said...

Gorgeous! I love the bud, especially!

Rose said...

Oh, Carletta...I thought I followed this blog but this did not show on my dashboard...will click to follow and see what happens. This is (these are??)wonderful!

Raw Thoughts And Feelings said...

I have been photographing my sunflowers like a mad woman. I love each stage of its development, and I love this color of your sunflower!

Gorgeous photos..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So glad I remembered to come back -- that second photo is stunning. The color is gorgeous. ( saw your explanation comment.)

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous captures and the flower is beautiful!

Eden said...

Very nice captures!

TexWisGirl said...

spectacular!

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