I love sunflowers as well Aunty and passed a farm growing whole fields of them recently. I was too late to catch them in bloom but I will try to catch them later this year.
Oh, a whole field would be just lovely - I look forward to seeing that one Penfold!
I'll have to remember to take another photo of mine when the seeds are mature and the rosellas come visiting. If I get my little camera back from the shop in time
Your duck photos are fabulous
My favourite is the first with the reflection. It is so sharp yet the duck looks so relaxed. Were you close by or does the new lens allow you to take such sharp pictures from a distance?
Love both Penfold's and Mad Collector's shots of the Mandarin ducks too. What meticulously attired birds they are!
As for dawn, much as it is pretty I am fortunate neither to see in going to or from work. Do come home in the dark in mid winter though.