18 July 2011

Sunflower Extravaganza at McKee-Beshers WMA

So, I'm back from a family vacation in WV and I was really supposed to get a post out with my images from my last Huntley Meadows trip, or barring that images from my last Shenandoah trip..., or barring that images leftover from my late spring/early summer trips to Delaware...

But..., I just had a fabulous time yesterday visiting McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area in Poolesville, MD with the DC Area Flower Safari Meetup Group and I was having too much fun editing the photos from that trip instead...so I'll be sharing images from that outing first, and then I'll get to my growing backlog.  A big shout-out goes to Patty Hankins for organizing this group and the meetup yesterday morning.

If you live in the Greater DC area and you haven't visited McKee-Beshers WMA, it is definitely worth a trip out in the next couple of weeks.  The main sunflower field is located conveniently just off River Road about 2.5-3 miles past the junction with Seneca Road.  It is the first parking lot for the WMA on the left (if you are there on a weekend after 5:30am just look for all the cars).

McKee-Beshers WMA-July 17 - Images by Elijah Goodwin


  1. love the photos! I think I recognize some of those same sunflowers :-)

    It was great seeing you yesterday. Thanks for coming to the meetup :-)

  2. For iPad and iPhone users that are new to the blog, just click on the static image to see a slideshow of images. I'm hoping my service will get away from flash soon...

  3. Fantastic series, Elijah!!!

  4. Bright, beautiful, colorful sunflower images! A sight to behold! Exquisite detail and composition on each and every photograph. Gorgeous slideshow, Elijah! Thanks for bringing sunshine into my day.

  5. Terrific slideshow. I like the different perspectives you've provided by shooting the back of the sunflowers. Favorite shots - the rebel sunflowers facing the opposite direction of the others.

  6. I am looking for a sunflower crop in Colorado, so far not successful. The one I photographed last year has not been replanted. This is a great series of shots.