B&W Sunflower

Posted by
Craig (Vacaville, California, United States) on 13 July 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

SONY DSC-H5 1/100 second F/3.7 ISO 80 72 mm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Fabulous detail. The b/w works very well with the excellent contrast.

13 Jul 2008 5:11am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Craig - I've shot lots of sunflowers (including recently) - and black and white just seems counter-intuitive. All the more reason to congratulate you. It really changes things - and I like what you've done here. The elements - once lost in a sea of yellow - now nearly jump out of the image. Fantastic.

13 Jul 2008 5:54am

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Wow! Nice detail and composition. Lovely :)

13 Jul 2008 7:40am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Very striking and original, bravo Craig :)

13 Jul 2008 8:16am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Hey great macro, the tones are pretty cool.

13 Jul 2008 10:31am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

The B&W really brings out the details, and I love the composition. Very well done, Craig!

13 Jul 2008 11:12am

Chris from South Jersey, United States

Fantastic detail and great DoF - the black and white is just wonderful for this (and unexpected). Really great shot....

13 Jul 2008 12:33pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

beautiful light! nice macro

13 Jul 2008 1:20pm

saeed from ahwaz, Iran

lovely shot with great DOF! nice work in b/w with diagonal framing! well done

13 Jul 2008 2:11pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

THIS is SOMETHING!!!! I've never seen such a closeup done in B&W to be so impressive! Most unexpected!

13 Jul 2008 2:18pm

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

Wow, very impressive details and lighting Craig! It works very well in B&W.

13 Jul 2008 6:43pm

Marco from Verbania, Italy

great point of view...i like contrast...well done

13 Jul 2008 8:38pm

Illuci from Hurdegaryp, Netherlands

Full of abundance, great!

13 Jul 2008 10:24pm

Johnnyanne from Layton, UT, United States

Yikes! I didn't know that a sunflower could look that freakish up close, but it's really cool that you photographed it in B&W. Great and new perspective.

13 Jul 2008 11:41pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

I don't think I would have recognized this as a sunflower if you hadn't titled it so. I love the patterns which are really highlighted by your use of B&W. Very creative.

14 Jul 2008 1:19am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

I think BW perfectly captures the intricacy of sunflower seeds on the flower. Beautiful work, Craig.

14 Jul 2008 1:21am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Ya nailed this one Craig!! Perfect!

14 Jul 2008 1:34am

Ras from Plano, United States

Superb macro.

14 Jul 2008 4:21am

Still from France

A fine B&W.

14 Jul 2008 1:38pm

danthro from Suburbia, United States

awesome shot, Craig! love the tones and composition!

14 Jul 2008 7:17pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

gorgeous detail here! superb!

16 Jul 2008 5:47am

Michael from Wuppertal, Germany

A very different view of this flower, well done!

16 Jul 2008 9:14am

baobab from Cambridge, United States

lovely textures and an interesting angle - nice capture.

16 Jul 2008 7:46pm

1/100 second
ISO 80
72 mm