Sunflowers by Kirsten Bruening

This close-up photograph of a closed sunflower blossom was taken on a hot summer day in our garden. While I was working in the garden it occurred to me to photograph the buttons and not the flower. The sunflower symbolizes the radiance of an unforgettable summer and stands for happiness, warmth and confidence. It was no coincidence that the sunflower was the symbol of the legendary hippie movement and was regarded as a symbol of a more peaceful world.

Nikon D800, Exposure 1/60 sec @ f/8, Focal Length 50 mm, ISO 200

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
July 24, 2019



Value 11
Clarity 11
Composition 16
Style 11
Skill 12

Award Category
Close-Up Photography

Photograph Location
Cologne, Germany

Kirsten Bruening is an amateur photographer and lives near Cologne. Her passion for photography started in her childhood and she spent many years exploring analogue photography. After a long break of fifteen years, she returned to photography. She loves black and white photography in nature, portraiture, and wildlife. She believes nothing can convey more expression to emotions and beauty than the play of light and shadow. She plans an extra-occupational study in photography and wants to deepen her knowledge.

Current Location
Cologne, Germany


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Sigrid Parthei
Sigrid Parthei
1 year ago

A super macro picture.. Like the details,