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Mmmm Dandilions for Tea!



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30 Comments |
AmandaJayne
 
AmandaJayne September 26, 2016
fab macro :)
deannefortnam
 
deannefortnam September 27, 2016
Wow! wonderful macro shot! love the beautiful patterning and detail, and those eyes! marvelous. Great work.
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith October 01, 2016
Amazing detail in this! Great colour!
Davies2308 Platinum
 
Davies2308 October 02, 2016
Macro photography at it's best. Well done. :-))
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman October 03, 2016
This is just amazing. You nailed it.
Bruz Platinum
 
Bruz October 11, 2016
Amazing detail. Your macro lens is awesome.
jgalarza70 PRO+
 
jgalarza70 October 25, 2016
great macro capture. Stunning focus and sharpness. That's a crazy focal length @500/10 what lens are you using.
UnkleFrank
 
UnkleFrank October 26, 2016
My compliments on a well deserved finalist award. Good for you.
kathleenweetman
 
kathleenweetman November 02, 2016
Congratulations on your award...Also I voted in Covers comp..k
kathleenweetman
 
kathleenweetman November 02, 2016
Voted in comp 101....k
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic November 04, 2016
Fantastic capture!
Visible PRO+
 
Visible November 13, 2016
My congratulations!
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac November 23, 2016
Two months back to back...Way to go!
deannefortnam
 
deannefortnam December 02, 2016
Congratulations on winning a finalist position!!!! Well done and well deserved!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq February 11, 2017
Amazing macro, H! Awesome!
ryananta_yossy
 
ryananta_yossy March 28, 2017
Great photo, nice composition, color and detail :)
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac May 11, 2017
I'm hoppin' mad you didn't win...Way to go, Heidi!
UnkleFrank
 
UnkleFrank May 11, 2017
My compliments on a very well deserved finalist award for Low Vantage Point. Good for you. :)
deannefortnam
 
deannefortnam May 11, 2017
Fantastic!!!! Congratulations on your Finalist Award for this brilliant image. Well done!
ericlaws
 
ericlaws May 11, 2017
It is a spur-throat of some kind
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz May 12, 2017
Congratulations on winning Contest Finalist in Low Vantage Point Photo Contest for May, 2017! Well done!
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt May 12, 2017
Fantastic capture - detail is amazing. CONGRATS on being a FINALIST in LOW VANTAGE POINT PHOTO CONTEST !!!
PSD9253
 
PSD9253 August 07, 2017
Great Photo !
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz August 06, 2018
Congratulations on being the Grand Winner in Grasshopper Photo Challenge! Well deserved!
UnkleFrank
 
UnkleFrank August 06, 2018
Congratulations on another deserved win (Grasshopper Challenge) for this exquisite composition. Good for you.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 06, 2018
Great shot! Congrats.
NatureLoverJJWal
 
NatureLoverJJWal January 10, 2019
I love the details of your subject. Congratulations on your award!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden January 17, 2019
Congratulations on your great Wins!
micHELL666
 
micHELL666 February 10, 2020
Impressivly crisp and clear
WillemS
 
WillemS February 21, 2020
Amazing detail. Beautiful.
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Behind The Lens

Location

I took this photo in Southern Spain whilst walking along a country lane near salt lakes.

Time

The photo was taken mid-afternoon on a spring day.

Lighting

This was taken in natural light on a semi cloudy day, mid afternoon.

Equipment

I have a Nikon D5200 camera and on this occasion I was using my Sigma 18mm-250mm lens, which I just love!! It is a great lens for macro in particular and I am usually really happy with the results. I also had with me spare batteries, cleaning kit and camera backpack.

Inspiration

I was inspired to take this photo because of the great lighting on the day, the subject and how it just sat there a looked at me whilst I took the shot and the fact that I had only just got my new Sigma lens and wanted to see what it could do!!

Editing

There was very little post-processing done to this photograph, a bit of contract/exposure adjustment and maybe a bit of sharpness added, and a small crop.

In my camera bag

I normally have my two lenses, Sigma 18-250 and Nikkor 55-300, cleaning kit, batteries and separately I have my tripod.

Feedback

Be patient and try and find a subject that hasn't much surrounding it, so that you can get a good DOF. Practise taking more than one shot...different angles, F stops, etc.......

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