Sunflower in Full Bloom, Dominican Republic (Photo of the Day)

Sunflower, Dominican Republic

This lovely sunflower was standing there, proudly, in front of someone’s house–just waiting for me to take its photo. (Well, not really…it was just there.) :)

What drew me to it was its warm and bold yellow, which stood out against its own green leaves and the green paint on the windowpane behind it. I especially like the texture of the center.

Sunflower, Dominican Republic

Where was I exactly?

In a town called Paraíaso in the Southwestern Dominican Republic, a bit off the beaten path. This particular sunflower was across from a hotel I stayed at. Every time I stepped outside, I saw it and it made me smile.

Flowers always get my attention no matter where I am–traveling or at home. I sometimes wish I lived in a warmer climate so that I could see them everyday.

Photographic Details:

Camera: Olympus X-Z 1
F stop: 1.25
Shutter speed: 1/15
Focal length: 24mm
ISO: Somewhere between 200 and 400

What Kind of Flowers Do You Like to Photograph?

What’s your favorite flower? Which ones are you drawn to when you travel–those you see at home anyway or something that’s a bit more exotic? I, frankly, love them all!

Is It Spring Yet?

If you live in a 4-season climate, are you getting psyched, as I am, that spring’s right around the corner? I sort of feel like it’s already here.

11 Responses to Sunflower in Full Bloom, Dominican Republic (Photo of the Day)
  1. Jane
    March 13, 2012 | 8:07 am

    I love this photo. It’s so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Hank M.
    March 14, 2012 | 4:11 pm

    Great photo. Love the colors and the details.

  3. PrudenceLee
    March 15, 2012 | 1:43 am

    Beautiful photo here. I love yellow, anything goes with yellow, i adore it! Thanks for sharing it.

    • CB Driver
      March 16, 2012 | 8:51 am

      Thanks for checking it out. Glad you enjoyed it!

  4. Gev
    March 15, 2012 | 7:25 am

    My niece would love this. She grew a sunflower almost as tall as the house once!

    • CB Driver
      March 16, 2012 | 8:51 am

      Very cool! It’s amazing how high they can grow!

  5. Los Angeles Nanny
    March 16, 2012 | 3:52 am

    What a thoroughly uplifting image! Reminds me of when we planted sunflowers at school.

    • CB Driver
      March 16, 2012 | 8:50 am

      Thanks–glad it brightened your day!

  6. Dawn0977
    March 22, 2012 | 4:33 am

    Nice shot CB! and i love the stunning color of this sunflower. Thanks for the post and for sharing this to us.
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