Photo Of the Day: Prime Time

668.edited_edited-1  Our first crop of Sunflowers hit their prime over the weekend.  Our strategy to keep the deer away by planting field corn around the perimeter of the Sunflowers had mixed results.  The field pictured above did rather well with only a hand full of stems being gnawed off by the Deer. The second crop not as well.  It appears at least half of what we planted has been gobbled up with the field corn ears mostly intact.  A third field of sunflowers were  surrounded with Millet has done better than any of those encircled by corn, perhaps because the Millet is so thick its difficult for the little darlings to get through. Live and learn.

As for the shot, I used Shutter Priority with a shutter speed of 320 as it was quite windy out. ISO was cranked up to 600 because of the low light at dawn.  I used the auto white balance and camera vivid settings on the D3X which I changed to Cloudy and Camera Portrait in the RAW Conversion Panel.  D3X with an 18-35mm lens.   Have a Great Sunday evening.

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