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Macro Dandelion



I went photographing on a beautiful spring day and searched some full dandelions. After I found a gorgeous one I startet put some water on it and it should look...
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I went photographing on a beautiful spring day and searched some full dandelions. After I found a gorgeous one I startet put some water on it and it should look like dust. I started experiments with it and at the end this beautiful photo was taken.
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MarissaJane
 
MarissaJane August 18, 2015
This is amazing, excellent shot
candicemacmillan
 
candicemacmillan August 19, 2015
This is truly a stunning and remarkable shot. Fantastic!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 20, 2015
Beautiful! Congrats.
VHiggins
 
VHiggins August 21, 2015
beautiful! congratulations!
VictoriaBullock PRO+
 
VictoriaBullock August 21, 2015
Congratulations!
nelslan
 
nelslan August 21, 2015
Congratulations!
sanaelgamal
 
sanaelgamal August 25, 2015
Ephoto!
sanaelgamal
 
sanaelgamal August 25, 2015
Ephoto*
kristinamuhr PRO
 
kristinamuhr January 28, 2016
wow amazing
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garymintz July 04, 2018
love this

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Behind The Lens

Location
I found this beautiful dandelion in my garden where I have sprayed it with water togged this effect. I'm only 16 years old and thought me all my photo skills on my own and I love to try new things out.
Time
It was afternoon and about four o'clock. I came home from school and searched some beautiful dandelions in a meadow next to my house, then I placed them in the sun and started to spray them with water and took this stunning image (I think it's one of my best ones).
Lighting
To have a little reflection of lights in the water droplets I put an old lamp behind it and just tried out which the best position is.
Equipment
My Nikon D3s with the AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40 mm 1:2,8G lens. To stabilise I used a Manfrotto tripod.
Inspiration
Macro photography has always been one of my most favorite part of photography and I saw a lot of photographs of dandelions but never one of only one dandelion parachute. So I tried a couple of photos without water but with the water drops it looked always way better.
Editing
I only cut the photo and corrected the colour and the exposure on Photoshop CS6.
In my camera bag
I always take my Nikon D7100, my Nikon D3s with me, the lensAF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40 mm 1:2,8G and the tele zoom lens AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300 mm 1:3,5 bis 5,6 G ED VR. I often take my GoPro Hero 4 black with me, a lighting and the tripod. But most of the time I only use one camera with one lens.
Feedback
Just be creative try everything out and enjoy photography. I tried so much before until I got exactly this shot and had a lot of bad photos but when you have the one you mentioned before after taking all other photos you are one of the happiest photographer in the world.

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