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Discussion in 'Nature' started by stillshunter, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    C'mon we all have ventured to snap a dandelion puff or two in our day. You know the one, the classic "here's how good my macro/close-up is" shot. Well here's a chance to bring them out to see the light of day.

    Well I confess to never tiring of the patterns and textures of our natural world - and I think the puff-balls are quite the phenomenon. So here's one to kick us off....taken with the Sigma DP2s and AML-1 close-up filter. Simple B+W conversion.

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    Obligatory dandelion shot by stillshunter, on Flickr
     
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  2. Will

    Will All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    Just wait several weeks

    GRD2
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  3. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Here's a couple from last year, Panasonic G1 with 55mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor

    1000435.

    1000457.


    Barrie
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Thank you Mark for starting this thread on the ubiquitous dandelion! Yours reminds me of a geodesic dome - although much more etherial. We don't have any dandelions, yet, we've just hit crocus stage. I promise to take a photograph when they emerge.:biggrin:

    As much as many consider them weeds, they do have such sunny dispositions.
     
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  5. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    And seem to be very widely distributed, something else I've learnt through this forum :smile:

    Barrie
     
  6. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Agree wholeheartedly with you BB. They do have a nice effect on the viewer. I especially like their 'gone to seed' form. It takes me back to a childhood where you could not help but rejoice in the act of blowing them and watching the heads catch the light as they scattered through the air. I suppose each of us is a little responsible for the spread of them then :redface: Though what an excellent evolutionary mechanism....the one's that appeal to curious children the most, thrive, globally!

    So I wouldn't consider them a weed, just utterly successful. Though they do sometimes get in the way of butterflies....as this random photo demonstrates :wink:

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    Heavy Butterfly? by stillshunter, on Flickr
     
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