Compass Plant Year

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    When I got back from my Colorado and New Mexico vacation, the compass plants here were in full bloom. With our warm and dry year, they seem to be more numerous and showier than in previous years.... The name "compass plant" alludes to the tendency for basal leaves of plants to align their edges north and south. I used a small bit of fill flash here to light up the shadow part of the flowers.

    Einfach das Leben - Simply Life, and 31 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. *gUTEs* good bye my friends ! [deleted] 33 months ago | reply

      *** great one - pure summer feeling ***

    2. Cajaflez 33 months ago | reply

      A beautiful composition and a wonderful dof.

    3. Bill Swindaman 33 months ago | reply

      Pretty image. I love these wide angle close-up shots. Something I need to do more of.

    4. Jón Önfjörð 33 months ago | reply

      Beautiful !!!!!

    5. arleneb 33 months ago | reply

      beautiful composition

    6. cotarr 33 months ago | reply

      I never knew those were called compass plants. Wonderful shot.

    7. MommaD photos 33 months ago | reply

      Beautiful blooms!

    8. Jason (Audrey's Dad) 33 months ago | reply

      Perfect amount of fill flash, just drips with summer mood.

    9. AGrinberg 33 months ago | reply

      Really nice feeling in this - very dimensional.

    10. johan.pipet 33 months ago | reply

      very nice!
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    11. NaturalLight 33 months ago | reply

      Not a sunflower, but in the sunflower family Eileen.... I did a lot of takes on this one trying to get the fill-light and composition right. Eventually I stumbled on the idea of using the front plants as an arch to frame the two background plants... Thanks all for comments and favorites.

    12. RGE224 33 months ago | reply

      Purrrrdy!

    13. Colorado Sands 33 months ago | reply

      You used just the right amount of fill light! Beautiful!!

    14. Felix Schmidt Photography 33 months ago | reply

      Beautiful lighting here!

    15. Amanda Nicole Betley [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

      Great color ッ

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