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Desert Gold | by Kahlee Spiritdancing
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Desert Gold

Sunset was by far the best time to shoot out at Henderson Canyon in the Anza-Borrego Desert. Crowds had dispersed for the most part, the sun was at a great angle, the light was warm and there was no wind to speak of. Really a lovely late afternoon.

 

Beyond the horribly invasive mustard, at this location, there were three species of wildflowers most in evidence: Desert Sand Verbena, the purplish pink flower seen here in the background, Brown-Eyed Evening Primrose, shown in an earlier macro, and Desert Gold, the luminous yellow and orange sunflower featured in this closeup.

 

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Taken on March 14, 2010