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Sunflowers in Thailand with Nikon D700 – a rainy day.

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Sunflowers on a rainy day.

Sunflowers on a rainy day.

One of the most popular pastimes this time of year is to drive to the Saraburi area 100 km north of Bangkok to look at the planted fields of sunflowers.  I’m talking about sunflower fields that sometimes nearly touch the horizon.  In sunny weather, these flowers broadly open and track the sun from sunrise to sunset.  At night and in less than ideal conditions, the flowers slightly close up so that their appearance isn’t as spectacular.

On this day, there was an uncharacteristic steady fall of rain that detracted from their appearance.  And heavy cloud cover.   However, rain (or water) can add a sheen and a richness in color that can be beautiful.

In sunny weather, you might consider bringing a water mister on your next outing for sunny flower photos.   And water drops can be beautiful.

Photos taken with a Nikon D700 and Nikkor Fisheye AF-D  16mm f2/8 or Nikkor AF-D 85mm f/1.4 lenses. Sunflowers located in the Khao Yai area of Thailand.


Written by leolaksi

January 10, 2010 at 9:36 am

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  1. Nice photos


    January 13, 2010 at 5:38 pm

  2. sunflowers are my favorite, and these photos are absolutely stunning!!!


    January 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    • thanks for that. i love sunflowers but on this day they were very wet. leo


      January 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm

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