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Dandy Morning
Dandy Morning

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Challenge: Free Study 2010-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-500D Rebel T1i
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Beaufort SC
Date: Nov 6, 2010
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Nov 6, 2010

Up close and personal with a Dandelion

Place: 142 out of 264
Avg (all users): 5.6000
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 5.5068
Avg (non-participants): 5.7619
Views since voting: 630
Views during voting: 169
Votes: 115
Comments: 4
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/08/2010 10:41:36 PM
Thanks for the comments and a special thanks to pixelpig for the Gilded Lily award, my first ever. Its also the first time i had someone fav one of my photos which is exciting as well.

To be honest, I took this photo when i first got my new macro lens. I didnt really have anything in mind while taking it, i just wanted to see how close i could get and this turned up. I took about 10 photos and this one to me looked the best. Looking forward to taking a lot more similar to this photo and learning as much as i can.

Oh and by the way, another first, no scores of 1 :)

Looking to crack a avg of 6 or higher soon.

Message edited by author 2010-12-08 22:42:45.
12/08/2010 07:46:51 AM
Takes a minute to appreciate(can be a good thing, surprise). Off the bat, out of focus then it forces you to look for focus and you find the leaf below. You notice the stem and draw up to the lower blue tip green in the dandy. Then a look at the dandies brown center. Pretty cool! Surrounded by the white shell it takes on an otherworldly appeal. Nice softness to the interior white then a sharpness on the exterior white like an atmosphere or a protective shell. That said, too much of nothing above the dandy. Dull grass blade blur I would have traded for more dandy, two thirds not half. Maybe if the blade was not so blurred and a little greener or more blades...but what do I know. Makes me want to buy a macro!
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12/07/2010 09:19:07 AM
This was easy to dismiss because of the lack of sharp clear focus, at least on my monitor. But the light is clear & soft, & as I was gazing at it I fell in love with it. The little bit of green leaf makes a path for my eye to the collar of green under the dandelion, the slight reflection of green, the almost in focus seeds, the strange mauve BG. The luminous white.
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I haven't awarded a Gilded Lily in a while. Please accept this offer of my admiration for your work here.
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12/02/2010 06:18:25 AM
So wonderfully soft and serene.
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