I spent much longer than five minutes with these beauties, so I’m just sharing a five-minute stint with you in this post. I’ll share some other, more intricate photos in other posts.

But for today’s RegularRandom, let’s start with the rules:

  • choose a subject or a scene
  • spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
  • try to not interfere with the subject, instead see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
  • have fun!
  • tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to this post

I’ve had a particularly difficult couple of weeks at work and one of my colleagues, who has become a firm friend, sent me these gorgeous sunflowers to add a little sunshine to my day. So lovely, it’s just like her to think of doing something like this, although it was a huge surprise to receive them. Especially on Friday, an incredibly hard day for me. More about that later, but for now, let’s get into the five minutes of sunny goodness.

First, here’s the complete view, because you must know by now that I immediately switched to macro and went to town shooting these πŸ™‚

These first two shots are with the 17mm (35mm equivalent) lens.

All subsequent shots are with my 60mm macro (120mm equivalent) and my absolute favourite lens.

Gorgeous, even without colour.

x desleyjane

Posted by:desleyjane

photographer, blogger, planner, scientist, dog lover, frequent flyer, daughter, sister, BFF, human

38 replies on “Five Minutes with Sunflowers – RegularRandom

  1. I thought I’d commented before I posted, but obviously not! I too love sunflowers, and you’ve done them proud. When I was teaching in Broken Hill I used to pick them from the side of the road for my classroom desk. You’ve photographed them from angles I’d never have thought of. And b&w adds another dimension.

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  2. I think we should promote you from queen of the flower macro to Empress; these are stunning. Love sunflowers and love that your friend is so thoughtful. Hope things are ok. Take care.


  3. Perfect! Lovely sunny, happy sunflowers – like you I never buy them for the house, but maybe I should consider that next year – aim to always have a bunch of flowers. I used to before I moved here, but somehow fell out of the habit.

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    1. I was buying a bunch of flowers every week for a while this year but stopped. I noticed that the place who delivered these sunflowers also have a subscription service which seems like a great idea but a bit pricey πŸ˜• Thanks Jude!

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      1. Yes, some florists can be expensive, but supermarket bouquets are reasonable and in the end all cut flowers generally only last a week. I do bring in sweet peas, but can’t bear to cut tulips.

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