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The photowalk group here in Washington D.C. and nearby are so lively and active. They take all time out from their busy world and come down with awesome energy and enthusiasm.  Now coming to this post. We went to the McKee Beshers Wildlife Management where about several acres of Sunflowers were planted and they bloom only for two weeks in a year.  And this was the season. We were all asked to be there at 5:30 A.M. on a Saturday morning. Being there, thinking we were the first, I find 20 other cars already parked and about 25 photographers all set with their tripods and already shooting.  Finally we found a perfect place ( all in our mind)  and started our photoshoot. The result is what all this post is about..

For more McKEE BESHERS Sunflower pictures please visit here.

I also tried some HDR of these sunflowers and they also came out pretty satisfactory just like the one below.

For more HDR pics, please click here.

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4 responses

  1. I wonder if the fact that your sunflowers bloom for only a couple of weeks is due to their having been bred over the centuries for very large heads. The native, non-cultivated sunflower plants here in Texas have kept on flowering for a couple of months already, and new flowers are still appearing:

    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/sunflower-colony/

    07/19/2011 at 3:06 PM

    • Even I really donno why its only for few weeks. But they were simply beautiful. Have never seen such lovely big sunflowers all happily smiling.. It was a treat to our eyes.. Just saw your website.. Awesome pictures and amazing collection of wild flowers

      07/20/2011 at 8:15 AM

  2. I like the translucent effect of petals in the first image more.

    07/19/2011 at 7:10 AM

    • Thanks 🙂

      07/19/2011 at 7:50 AM