Dandelion

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50 responses

  1. Great use of DoF!

    April 24, 2012 at 7:35 am

    • Thank you, Adrian.

      April 24, 2012 at 8:14 am

  2. Good memories picking those lovelies

    April 24, 2012 at 7:36 am

    • Me, too, CJ. Thank you. :)

      April 24, 2012 at 8:15 am

  3. A large field of dandelions sprinkled here and there with patches of blue violets was one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen.

    April 24, 2012 at 7:49 am

    • That would be incredible, Allen. :)

      April 24, 2012 at 8:15 am

  4. David Patterson

    Agree with Adrian… love the selective use of DOF and the low perspective is awesome.

    April 24, 2012 at 8:15 am

    • Thank you for the comment, David…it was fun to roll around in the grass getting low enough for the perspective. :)

      April 24, 2012 at 8:30 am

  5. Nut Balls

    So many of those this time of year…very pretty :)

    April 24, 2012 at 8:19 am

    • Thanks, Nut Balls…I thought so, too…they’re everywhere, they’re everywhere…. :)

      April 24, 2012 at 8:31 am

  6. In my opinion, dandelions are beautiful – raw, honest without pretending to be anything other than they are. A lesson we could all learn :)

    April 24, 2012 at 8:45 am

    • I agree with you, Robert…no airs, no pretention, just the real thing. Thank you for that insight. And yes, we would all probably be better served if we behaved ourselves more like dandelions. :)

      April 24, 2012 at 6:44 pm

  7. We should all be more like dandelions – they just never give up! Great shot. Gives them the respect they’re due.

    April 24, 2012 at 10:24 am

    • Thank you, Lois…they definitely offer us a life lesson in that regard…tenacious…persistent. I’m glad you like the photo…thank you. :)

      April 24, 2012 at 6:47 pm

  8. Lovely photograph Scott :-)

    April 24, 2012 at 10:27 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook…I’m quite taken with it, too. :)

      April 24, 2012 at 6:47 pm

  9. Thanks for the new view. ;)

    April 24, 2012 at 11:13 am

    • You’re very welcome, Nancy. :)

      April 24, 2012 at 6:47 pm

  10. from this angle they look lovely! Nice colors. :-)

    April 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    • Thank you, Sylvie. :)

      April 24, 2012 at 6:48 pm

  11. I very much like. I even like the concept of rolling in them… ;) and then there’s salad….

    April 24, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    • I’m glad you like it so much, Gunta…rolling in them and in the salad. ;)

      April 24, 2012 at 6:48 pm

  12. Excellent picture.

    April 24, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    • Thank you, Ginny. :)

      April 24, 2012 at 6:49 pm

  13. oooooo…. this is truly awesome (and feel free to call me any name you choose today!). LOL! – Really though Scott – you captured such a great feel here – sort of dreamy but yet quite bold too! All mood! Love it!! RL

    April 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    • Well thank you for your nice words, “Robyn.” I do appreciate your kind thoughts. :)

      April 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm

  14. They look gorgeous. I really like the perspective you have used to get the image.

    April 24, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    • Thank you, Leanne. :)

      April 24, 2012 at 6:38 pm

  15. So gorgeous!

    April 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    • Thank you, Eve. :)

      April 24, 2012 at 6:38 pm

  16. Great capture, Scott. I’m not surprised when you said it was a difficult one to shoot (in yesterday’s comment on my blog).

    I think this was even harder than my field of forget-me-nots (to photograph).

    April 24, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    • Thank you, Victoria…had to try several locations in the field and even endure the consequences of an accidental disruption of a little ant-hill. I’m happy the way it turned-out…one shot out of almost 100. :)

      Where would I find your shot of the forget-me-nots? Do you have it on the blog?

      April 24, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      • Mmmmmm – probably. I’ll re-post it again if I can find it. It was probably taken last Spring ie Sept 2011. I’ve shot several images of Forget-me-nots, but most are too busy. I’ll see if I can find THE shot where there’s only a few blooms.

        I really admire photographers who can take a photo of a field of wildflowers and make it look interesting to the viewer. Non-photographers may not realise how difficult it is to photograph.

        April 24, 2012 at 11:44 pm

        • I’ll see if I can find it by going backwards in your blog for a bit, otherwise I’ll wait for you to repost the images.

          I am understanding that there is more and more that goes into some of the shots we see…all the preparation, scouting, visiting at various times of day, etc, to get the best point of view, watching for the cloud patterns, and even marking the time of sunrise and sunset. So much…and all for a photograph. :)

          April 25, 2012 at 6:41 am

          • Found several forget-me-not photos which I’ll put into a post, but I can’t find what I’m looking for – I may have deleted it by mistake or even lost it when my computer crashed last year. I had over 50,000 on file and I cut it down to 15,000 (for 20mths of shooting). I don’t have a filing system so it can be hard going back through the daily photo folders. I hope to cut down further now that I’m more ruthless and get rid of the ‘maybe’ photos.

            April 25, 2012 at 8:00 am

          • I will look forward to your post…and good luck with cleaning-out your photos. :)

            April 25, 2012 at 2:21 pm

  17. Wonderful! This just brightened my whole day! Such a great perspective, and the light is so lovely. Thank you!

    April 24, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    • You are very welcome, Melanie…I’m glad it brightened your day. :) Thank you, too.

      April 24, 2012 at 10:29 pm

  18. Very nicely done! Dandelions aren’t all that popular with a lot of folks, but I still think they are very pretty!

    April 24, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    • Thank you, Montucky…and yes, some folks esteem dandelions as weeds that need to be eradicated. I think they’re pretty, too, thank you. :)

      April 24, 2012 at 10:33 pm

  19. Beautiful! Love the softness in this photo.

    April 25, 2012 at 12:24 am

    • Thank you, Robert. :)

      April 25, 2012 at 6:38 am

  20. Great angle! I can feel the sun on my back and smell the grass–and the tang of the blossoms so close. This should be BIG, on a wall!

    April 25, 2012 at 8:35 am

    • Thank you, Gary…I enjoyed making the shot. And that’s a wonderful idea of making it into a poster! :)

      April 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm

  21. That’s right up my street! The POV works really well for this sort of shot. What lens was this shot with?

    April 25, 2012 at 10:45 am

    • Yes, Andy, right up your street (or “alley” in our American slang!) I’m really pleased with the way it turned-out…but don’t know what more to tell you about the lens than that it was either the zoom or macro setting on my little point-and-shoot camera…nothing fancy by any means…but it seemed to work ok this time. :) I’m glad you liked it…does rather remind me of some of your garden shots…even if they are “only” dandelions. :)

      April 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm

  22. George Weaver

    You got it. “You can’t get too low or too close” as the rule dictates. This is the perfect angle. The bokeh is a beautiful element in the photo too as well as the life under the blooms! I really like this unique perspective on these common plants. You made them lovely.

    April 25, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    • Thank you so much, George…I like it all. :) Am very happy with the way it turned-out…being right there with the flowers, the bokeh turning out so well…very pleased. Thank you for your nice words. :)

      April 25, 2012 at 9:50 pm

  23. NICE WORK….Such very creative and unique perspectives….on all of your work…..I am a huge fan!!…Thank you for sharing…I look forward to visiting your site often!

    April 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    • So very nice of you, Kirsten…thank you. :)

      I’m very happy you’re enjoying what you’re finding here…encourages me to be diligent and do better. Thank you again. :)

      April 30, 2012 at 10:32 pm

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