Autumn prairie sun reflections… Pamela Breitberg 2 years ago South Pond in Lincoln Park is surrounded by a restored prairie of native species. A walk around the pond this time of year is full of yellow sunflower varieties seemingly as a tribute to our shorter sun filled days of autumn. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg Close up looks are worth the time to see all the incredible details in nature. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg Each species blooms open and close in unique patterns. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg Some sunflowers bloom in clusters and some individually. This pair are at different places in the blooming cycle; the on on the right beginning to go to seed; the one of the left in full bloom. The spacing of bloom times allows for longer show of colors in the garden/prairie as well as longer times to reproduce. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg Small clusters of flowers also show off their bright yellow tribute to the sun. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg The pathway around South Pond is full of yellow “sunshine” in the prairie. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg Backlighting (the sun at the plant’s back) helps to create a portrait of this sunflower. The flowers are completely isolated from the rest of the prairie demanding total attention. Nature’s lighting produces such scenes if one stops and looks for different natural lighting and mood based on where one stands in relation to the sun and the subject. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg Details, details, details are precious and awesome. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg The boardwalk around South Pond in the fall can feel overwhelming with the height and breadth of the Prairie blooms. Copyright 2021 Pamela Breitberg Share this:Print RelatedAround the pond…October 13, 2020In "Chicago"Late summer brilliance…September 22, 2020In "Chicago"South Pond at autumn…September 30, 2020In "Chicago"