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Dandelions
Dandelions
wgoodey


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Minimalism (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: West Richland, WA
Date: Apr 23, 2005
Aperture: 18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 24, 2005

Since the heads of the dandelions only stood about 6 inches, this was a difficult shot to get. I had to lay down on the ground to get the right point of view, and the position of the camera made it hard to see through the viewfinder to focus. I tweaked levels, boosted sturation and contrast a bit, then sharpened. About 15 minutes after I took this shot it started raining really hard, and the dandelions ended up getting destroyed.

Statistics
Place: 157 out of 492
Avg (all users): 5.5127
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3957
Avg (non-participants): 5.6446
Views since voting: 1052
Views during voting: 449
Votes: 353
Comments: 30
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/03/2005 06:01:16 PM
I feel bad for the shorter one.
05/03/2005 08:42:14 AM
You really needed the blue sky to make this work...
Unfortunately... you've got clouds...
(But hey... the rain makes the grass grow!!)
05/02/2005 11:33:39 PM
great framing and colors
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05/02/2005 06:53:39 PM
look like lamppost ;)
05/01/2005 09:51:06 PM
Wow..such a simple subject and such a beautiful shot!!
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04/30/2005 10:04:28 PM
The lighting seems a bit drap here. I like the angle of the dandelions however. 6
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04/30/2005 07:29:35 PM
Very good, like the composition.
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04/30/2005 04:48:54 AM
I like the shot. Maybe it is my monitor, but there doesn't seem to be much contrast in the photo. 6
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04/30/2005 02:15:27 AM
Well shot but would of like to have see a deep blue sky.
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04/29/2005 11:26:55 PM
Nice angled macro, makes me want to blow.
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04/29/2005 07:03:16 PM
Surreal perspective. Great shot! 7
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04/29/2005 04:29:30 PM
Simple, but effective, would like to see more contrast behing the head of the dandelion.
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04/29/2005 11:05:58 AM
wish there was a little more contrast between the dandilion and sky, but I do like the image.
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04/28/2005 04:28:48 PM
Nice photograph. I think it would of been better with one subject but still good. 6
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04/28/2005 01:49:44 PM
Wish there was a little bit more contrast between the dandelions and the clouds, they are getting lost in the background.
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04/28/2005 01:18:54 PM
nice shot, but they seem a little too grand in general, and for this challenge, in particular
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04/28/2005 12:10:11 PM
which one looks better? just kidding the pix looks good.
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04/28/2005 11:09:46 AM
Why two dandelions? I think that one would have been more minimalist. Very nice image though.
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04/28/2005 06:06:18 AM
Typically I really hate it when parts of things are amputated to create an image (people's feet are my pet peeve). However, in this case, I think it works. I think this is probably the first image that successfully portrays a dandelion as a monument. Yes, to me they look regal and noble and enduring. Not an easy thing to do. If the image had been slightly sharper with regard to the head of the dandelions, I would have scored this higher. 9 from me! Good luck!
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04/27/2005 10:53:43 PM
would prefer one
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04/27/2005 08:15:56 PM
Great focus!
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04/27/2005 07:34:40 PM
I would have went with just one. Just a little out of focus. Maybe cropping alittle off the top?
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04/27/2005 06:48:26 PM
A refreshing change to have two subjects. Good luck in the challenge.
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04/27/2005 04:19:11 PM
I like this a lot. I like the colors, I like the composition. Good luck.
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04/27/2005 01:22:49 PM
I like the dandelions but the sky is too close in color to the flowers
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04/27/2005 11:50:02 AM
I think you missed the mark by one dandilion and a low contrast background
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04/27/2005 10:09:10 AM
A difficult image to comment on really, it has simplicity and is minimal, but the elegance I associate with minimalism is lacking
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04/27/2005 08:43:42 AM
this is very pretty, the background is lovely. The subject is nice a simple.
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04/27/2005 05:11:47 AM
would have loved to see these with a stroiong backlight creating a halo. as it is, they blend into the background a little.
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04/27/2005 01:51:56 AM
outter edges of dandelions are feathered or blurry on my monitor...6
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