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Preparing For The Bloom



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31 Comments | Report
NinaKling
 
NinaKling March 27, 2014
fantastic
CanonCarolyn PRO
 
CanonCarolyn March 27, 2014
Thank you! I'm so glad my backyard is so weedy!! :)
DersimAras
 
DersimAras March 27, 2014
Wow! Fantastic macro!
CanonCarolyn PRO
 
CanonCarolyn March 27, 2014
Thanks Desim!!!
lisalsilva PRO+
 
lisalsilva April 29, 2014
Excellent capture! I never have luck with these.
CanonCarolyn PRO
 
CanonCarolyn April 29, 2014
Thanks Lisa! I take 50 pics and hope one or two look good!! :)
Fons
 
Fons June 05, 2014
Beautiful shot ....
Compliments,
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 July 10, 2014
Awesome shot..Im obsessed with dadys! ")
CanonCarolyn PRO
 
CanonCarolyn July 11, 2014
Me too!!!! (many in my gallery)- this is one of my favorites! Thank you!
FlyHippie
 
FlyHippie July 17, 2014
love this one!
CanonCarolyn PRO
 
CanonCarolyn July 17, 2014
Thank FlyHippie!! :)
CanonCarolyn PRO
 
CanonCarolyn July 24, 2014
Thank you Stevan!! I appreciate your vote!! :)
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana September 06, 2014
Very creative!
CanonCarolyn PRO
 
CanonCarolyn September 06, 2014
Isn't nature beautiful?!!!
dondurante
 
dondurante September 09, 2014
Great work, wonderful shot!
CanonCarolyn PRO
 
CanonCarolyn September 09, 2014
Thank you!!
SherranAndersen
 
SherranAndersen October 16, 2014
Great capture.
CanonCarolyn PRO
 
CanonCarolyn October 16, 2014
Thank you!!
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka October 22, 2014
Great macro composition. Voted.
CanonCarolyn PRO
 
CanonCarolyn October 22, 2014
Thank you so much!!!
JamesBitrick
 
JamesBitrick October 29, 2014
Wonderful shot!
CanonCarolyn PRO
 
CanonCarolyn October 29, 2014
Thank you!!
ferryirawan_1737
 
ferryirawan_1737 November 19, 2014
love it
CanonCarolyn PRO
 
CanonCarolyn November 21, 2014
Thank you!!!!
DutchTouch Platinum
 
DutchTouch December 07, 2014
Nicely done!
ntgreen
 
ntgreen December 11, 2014
Wonderful detail!
CanonCarolyn PRO
 
CanonCarolyn December 11, 2014
Thank you!! :)
nikond200
 
nikond200 January 30, 2015
very nice pin sharp macro shot . cropped to a very good standard
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 May 18, 2015
Congrats!!! (:
CanonCarolyn PRO
 
CanonCarolyn May 18, 2015
Thank you CaptureLife77. Your dandelion picture is amazing!! And thank you all for the kind, and encouraging comments!
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson May 19, 2015
Congrats with finalist award.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in my backyard before the next mowing! I had just bought my macro lens and the weather was too cold to go find a bug! I had always wanted to take pictures of a dandelion ( a good one- my Canon point and shoot wasn't doing the job). I looked out into the backyard and AHHHH, (angels singing), there he was, a beautiful dandelion waiting for me!! I took numerous and finally got a good one!
Time
I took this photo in the early evening, lots of shadows in my yard. It was cold and I was down on the ground! It paid off!
Lighting
The lighting was going fast, being early evening. Lots of shade due to other homes and trees that keep their leaves year round. But, apparently there was just the right lighting for this one shot.
Equipment
The equipment I used was my Canon Rebel sl1 and my macro lens 100 mm. I did not use a tripod because I didn't own one yet. I got down on the ground and practically held my breath! No flash was used either. All natural light.
Inspiration
I had seen photos of dandelions for years. I always wanted to get a good picture of one. My little Canon point and shoot camera was a great camera- some of my earliest photos on Viewbug are from that camera. However, it can't get as close as the Macro lens!! When I bought that lens, it was all I could do but wait for the sprouting of that first dandelion!
Editing
I used my photo editor program that came with my camera to intensify the color and sharpness.
In my camera bag
I carry all my lenses with me- my telephoto 250mm and my macro. Along with the basic lens that comes with the camera. I also make sure I have lens cleaner and an extra battery and charger with me. I also carry a couple of filters- the UV and the polarizer.
Feedback
To get this shot, luckily it wasn't windy. The sun was going down, which made for a beautiful, dark background that makes the white fronds of the dandelion pop! A table top tripod might of made the shot easier to get- I held my breath and pushed the button carefully. Take multiple shots and one of them will turn out! (and luckily the ground was dry)!!

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