This is a photo from the trip to Greatham Creek I posted a week or so ago. I just happened to notice this dandelion still intact as we were walking along the footpath, normally they've half blown away when they get to the seeding stage like this one is.
I used macro mode and focussed closely on the dandelion, while leaving the grass in the background out of focus, gives it a softer feel I think.
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danby1 (3697) 2005-07-17 8:37
good macro shot mark! i like it very close up, i remember i once took a picture of dandelions and i had a bud, the flower and this old one! i was quite proud of it! ) anyway good shot, good colours well done!
sayzey (2358) 2005-07-17 8:48
Good macro shot Mark, the detail in the dandelion is good and I like how the background is blured in contrast with the dandelion.
I remember a playground rumour that if you ate dandelions they made you wet the bed. Its just occured to me that why woudl anyone eat them anyway? Did the teachers tell the students that to stop them eating them? Sorry I have wandered a bit there!
Good closeup! you shoudl have helped it on its way and gave it a blow, and then done an after shot as a workshop :P
kmoran (23) 2005-07-17 16:39
I like this close up, really great quality. It makes you think that if you sneeze it will all blow away! Like it.
eza1701 (3345) 2005-07-18 2:33
Excellent focusing Mark, the dandelion is perfectly sharp while the surroundings are blurred, emphasising it's structure.
nels (2621) 2005-07-18 16:50
good close up mark something so simple yet so complex in its structure another second or two it will be gone forever. adrian
- Copyright: Mark Sedgwick (HD462) (280)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-06-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Samsung Digimax A400 zoom
- Exposure: f/2.9
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Dandelion plant / Diente de león / Dente di leone [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-17 5:10