Yes, another sunflower shot. They are looking east, incidentally, away from the setting sun. And, yes, they look east all day and all night long. When I was a kid someone told me that they actually turned so they always faced the sun. That would be a form of heliotropism, so my high school biology teacher would say.
But sunflowers aren’t that ambitious.
Canon 5DIII 1/80s f/7.1 ISO100 200mm
This is my last sunflower photo for a while, though maybe I need to go back to this field in a week to get the soldiers in full bloom.
Here’s another photo of sun-ripened crops – this time a seemingly endless field of sunflowers. Sunflowers are a bit of a paradox in that I don’t know if there is a crop in South Dakota that is more beautiful when it is in its prime or more ugly when it is ready to be harvested.
Here’s a close-up of one of the flowers. (Click here)
1/320s f/6.3 ISO400 300mm Canon 1DII
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License
The wheat is a not yet ready to harvest in our state but I noticed that it is getting close. This photo was taken a few years ago north of Watertown on a dewy morning just as the sun was coming up.
Canon 1DII 1/125s f/5.0 ISO400 70mm