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    Taken in my back garden with a 105mm macro lens. Its a manual focus lens on my D40, so had one hand holding the camera and the other on the dandelion. I then blew on the dandelion which dislodged some of those 'umbrella thingies' I then waited for a gust of wind and snapped very quickly. The dark background is just the garden shed. This has had no processing other than a sharpen and a slight exposure adjustment as it was a little bright.

    ianmurray, iolaire., [ L.K], and 76 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Sandralette... 81 months ago | reply

      Brilliant ! Normally I find pictures of flowers boring, but this one is great and very well done.

    2. Dove66 81 months ago | reply

      Excellent macro detail in this shot.. Simple and gorgeous.

      From the 1-2-3 (no per day limitations)-group

    3. torchesforghosts 81 months ago | reply

      I'm not normally into shots like this, but this is very well done. The composition and focus are gorgeous.
      **From the C&F group**

    4. Ino Karning 81 months ago | reply

      hey! i have seen that I have missed a lot pictures taken by you! this one is just amazing! Perfect sharpness on the right place!

    5. Goldring 80 months ago | reply

      Fantastic! I love the dof.
      **From the C&F group**

    6. ♥Jess 78 months ago | reply

      now that is an incredible shot......i can only dream of taking a photo like that!

    7. Baggers 2014 78 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot! Think I'd try using a hair dryer on an extension lead to save having to blow on it! Must have been tricky to co-ordinate, did it take many goes?

    8. martinturner 78 months ago | reply

      Thank you all kindly!

      Baggers2007 - I took about 25 in total, a couple of which landed up on here.

    9. Baggers 2014 78 months ago | reply

      Thanks Martin, I reckon a 1 in 10 hit ratio on these kind of shots is fairly good going. I find choosing the hard bit!

    10. Shikhar's Photography 78 months ago | reply

      great capture . just amazing..

    11. northstander [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

      Nothing short of spectacular!

    12. ​favourite waste of time​ 72 months ago | reply

      Sorry I missed it -- this is fabulous. I can see why it is a favourite -- the focus is dead on, the lighting on the near naked dandelion head is lovely and that little floating ballerina of a winged seed totally rocks.

    13. ​favourite waste of time​ 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      probably too late for this but what the hey

    14. Uzzi is Awesome 57 months ago | reply

      very nice tones captured. Great macro!

    15. ~dreampaint~ 43 months ago | reply

      wonderfull, awesome capture, all galleries are a pure pleasure for the eyes.

    16. photo_aja 39 months ago | reply


    17. DoroNik2011 34 months ago | reply

      great capture

    18. Cat baby 21 months ago | reply

      Great shot, so beaut!

    19. James P. Mann 2 weeks ago | reply

      Beautiful capture. I have to get a cool shot like this in 2015.

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