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King Of The Sunflowers by kkart King Of The Sunflowers by kkart
:bulletred: If you like my photography, please considering purchasing a print, the sales will go towards repairing my camera- After having medical bills from being very sick, I don't have the cash to repair it so I am trying to drum up print sales so I may continue to do what I love; photography. Sunday night while on a photoshoot up in the mountains, my camera gave up the ghost. It would appear the shutter died completely. After having just spent nearly a full week very ill in the hospital, I don't have the money to get a new camera or even repair it (it's loooong out of warranty) They say when it rains it pours, I think I must be going through a flood. I'm quite sad by it all as photography is my relief from an otherwise completely crazy world, it offers me peace of mind which I don't find anywhere else. This year has been incredibly hard for me, from being sick where I am facing my own mortality (because being septic is fun! Not.) to finances from hospital bills to just keeping my sanity, I have always gone to my camera to find comfort. Not much I can do now though I guess. I'll be honest with you all, it's hard being on here seeing everyone's awesome photos knowing that you can't do a dang thing to enjoy the same thing. In fact, it is downright depressing. Literally. Maybe I'll find a winning lotto ticket on the street lol

About the photograph- Talk about lucking out, this be it right here. I was working on doing some detail shots of sunflowers from a distance along with compression landscapes and I just happened to have my 500mm lens on at the time when I turned around and saw this. usually I have my landscape lens on when photographing the sunflower fields and if I had, I would have missed this shot entirely. Western Kingbirds are one of my favorite birds, their color is just beautiful and they are certainly one of the better looking birds in the flycatcher family. Spending their spring and summers in Colorado, they migrate down to Mexico on the way to spend winter in Central America. Sometimes you just happen to be in the right place at the right time with the right lens on.
---John

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:iconwessonnative:
Wessonnative Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
Western Kingbird?  Nice image, John.
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xxpixiedust Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
what I particularly love about this photograph is that it isn't an "obvious" shot of a field of sunflowers :D stunning! :+fav: :heart:
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TearsofEndearment Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Amazing Photo!!!
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bruised--vein Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
aww what a delightful cutie
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RatitaFutbolera Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Ah! that beautiful photo, and that cute little bird gives joy to the imageHug Huggle!
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PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous!
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! It's lovely.
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:iconbonnyflower:
Bonnyflower Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Photographer
Amazing :)
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work :)
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wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Splendid! :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful John
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful capture :)
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hekla01 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work!
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YuliaSmirnova Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous <3
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Excellent work! :clap:
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Zorro40 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful one:thumbsup:
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Aug 16, 2013, 6:53:33 PM
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