Good Day Sunshine!

11 07 2010

I rolled out of bed at 6:30 a.m. this morning (the things I do for you people!) to get ready to go pick up Jeff, my friend and fellow photog, then drive up to the McKee-Beshers sunflower field on River Road in Maryland. The weather was perfect and the sky was cornflower blue —a perfect backdrop to the cheery sunflowers! We didn’t really need to bring the big ladder—this year’s crop was substantially shorter than last year, so you could see over the field pretty easy without needing more elevation. We both got overhead shots on the ladder, so I’m glad we brought it anyway. There was a throng of other photographers, standing on step stools or squatting in the fields. I counted at least 20 just as we entered the area.

Although I wasn’t able to capture any images of them, the fields were full of Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, Monarch butterflies and goldfinches (would love to have gotten a shot of a yellow goldfinch on a yellow sunflower against that blue, blue sky!) Sigh…

Still, I was a little trigger happy—after culling out the out-of-focus and bad exposure shots, I have 265 images to peruse (and these were all shot in just about an hour)…so stay tuned for more! You can see images from my first visit to McKee-Beshers in my July 22, 2008 posting here.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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11 07 2011
InsideInfo@theGarden

Cindy, I love your photos. If possible I’d like your permission to use this photo (sunflower 7/11/10) in my blog insideinfoatthegarden.wordpress.com. My blog is about the Atlanta Botanical garden, I’m referencing a sunflower in an upcoming post and find myself with no photo. Thanks.
Ann Kaser

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