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Dandelion seed head
Thought I would have another go at some dandelion clock close-ups again, chose this one because some of the seeds had separated, so it makes for something a little different.
File information
Album name:JOHN / Close up
Rating (3 votes): (Details)
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC G3
Lens:Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit Macro Lens 45mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.
Author's Comments:Eight shot stack in CZM
Editing Performed:Stack (CZM), crop (big one), B&C, sharpen, (ACDSee) resize (BD Sizer)
File Size:243 KB
Date added:May 19, 2013
Dimensions:1000 x 929 pixels
Displayed:69 times
Color Space:sRGB
Date Time:2013:05:19 12:50:08
Exif Image Height:929 pixels
Exif Image Width:1000 pixels
Exif Offset:8
Exposure Program:Unknown: 0
Orientation:Normal (O deg)
Resolution Unit:Inch
X Resolution:72 dots per ResolutionUnit
Y Resolution:72 dots per ResolutionUnit
YCbCrPositioning:Center of Pixel Array
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Silversnapper  [May 19, 2013 at 01:23 PM]
You are quite right and what a terrific image you have captured Jeffrey! The stacking has given a pin-sharp image from corner to corner and the background colour sets the shot off beautifully, it just has to have full marks form me, its a beauty. I've taken hundreds of shots of dandelion seed heads but it never occurred to me to shoot a half-naked one before!
George  [May 19, 2013 at 08:10 PM]
Can but agree with Keith it is a cracker........ and speaking of crackers it reminds me of fireworks.
Excellent work Sir and have a WOW ten from me, can't fault it.
JOHN  [May 20, 2013 at 09:49 AM]
Many thanks Keith and George, hope you don't mind but I have replaced the original image with this one, which I prefer, rather than a new upload.
I felt the crop was too tight on the original, this was taken at the same time but used a black background, also increased brightness on the seeds. Please feel free to change the rating if you wish or let me know if you like the original more and I will change it back again, thanks.
Silversnapper  [May 20, 2013 at 01:50 PM]
Hmm, this doesn't instantly grab me like the original did Jeffrey so I have to go for the first one, however, without comparing them side-by-side I can't tell you why but hey, it's your image and you present it how you want, ok!
JOHN  [May 20, 2013 at 03:00 PM]
No that's fair comment Keith so original re-instated.
Beermonsta  [May 20, 2013 at 07:57 PM]
Very abstract Jeffrey, pin sharp, great detail and colours, excellent work.
alanuk  [May 21, 2013 at 07:20 PM]
I missed the repost but this looks fine to me, It's a beautiful image, pin sharp with plenty of detail. I like the starburst effect of the seed things (more horticultural terms ) I was only thinking this morning as I cycled to work that there seemed to be a heck of a lot of dandelions around this year.
Photojunkie  [May 22, 2013 at 09:34 AM]
Macro is something I need more practise with - and agree with the wise ones above - this is a Fab shot Jeffrey!
Helen  [May 22, 2013 at 07:23 PM]
Sorry I missed your first post as well, but this is a brilliant shot pin sharp that you could be looking at it under a microscope. Well done Jeffrey.
mpfenton  [May 26, 2013 at 11:41 PM]
Fireworks in spring is what I see... cracking macro shot...
I must try Macro, so much to learn