Photo of the Week: Backlit Sunflower

Shedding new light on a common plant

09-22-2010 // NW Staff

sunflower by Maureen Zwier


ILLINOIS PHOTOGRAPHER MAUREEN ZWIER WAS IN HER BACKYARD in Lombard when she noticed the light on this sunflower. The afternoon sun served as a backlight and the giant leaves as background. “My goal in capturing this image was to take a common plant and photograph it from a unique perspective,” she says. Zwier used a Nikon D200 with a 200mm lens.

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