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Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale).
Very little opportunity to get out with the camera, weather wise, in recent weekends, this image was taken back in May.
f/7.1, ISO 200, 1/80th sec, 105mm, aperture priority, manual focus, tripod.
Thanks to all who took the time to comment and vote on my previous upload.
David

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 105 VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:She loves me...
Username:chalkhillblue chalkhillblue
Uploaded:11 Dec 2010 - 4:32 PM
Tags:Close, Close-up / macro, Dandelion, Flowers & plants, Mono, Wildlife / nature
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franken
franken e2 Member 123197 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2010 - 4:34 PM

Works really well in mono.

Ken

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thebigimp
thebigimp  5 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2010 - 4:36 PM

View large screen. All the detail there congratulations.
Depth of field works well.

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 537 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2010 - 4:37 PM

great shot,excellent in mono

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 666 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2010 - 4:38 PM

So right to do this in mono , any colour would have detracted from the intricate detail , great work , first class!!
Mary

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vickyal
vickyal  6 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2010 - 4:41 PM

Great shot, well done.
Vicky

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Imagephotographics

Wonderful. and works so well in mono

Chris

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95951 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2010 - 5:03 PM

the mono portrays the delicate nature perfectly.
A good 'un David

Adrian

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2010 - 5:13 PM

Outstanding!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2010 - 5:18 PM

A fine image, David, and so good in mono. Carol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2010 - 5:34 PM

A very nice crisp shot, David, the B and W treatment working nicely and set against the graduated b/g. the seed head stands out well.
Ronnie.

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zanzibarwinds
11 Dec 2010 - 5:35 PM

Very nice, works for me.

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jammbulator
11 Dec 2010 - 5:48 PM

she loves me Wink
great shot

Jamm

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isambard
isambard  4 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2010 - 5:49 PM

Superb detail

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2010 - 7:58 PM

I never seem to get these dandelions right when in seed - you have done exceptionally well

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  671 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2010 - 9:05 PM

Some very nice detail here, David. Good work.
Terry

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2010 - 3:59 AM

Excellent detailed close-up...........Sandy

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2010 - 10:05 AM

An excellent piece of work - good shot and exposure is spot on and good processing

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2010 - 9:42 PM

Immaculate detail David - the seed heads form a great composition and it looks good in mono.
Brian.

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2010 - 9:58 PM

Delicate, beautiful and extremely well captured - Ina

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2010 - 3:13 PM

Super detail where it really matters David,
Geoff.

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Lillian
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14 Dec 2010 - 9:44 PM

Very sharp shot David, love the composition
Lillian

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2010 - 11:00 PM

This is exquisite David and works so very well in mono. Superb macro shot with pin sharp detail and wonderful light and textures. Love the bg gradient, the darkness drawing the eye to the top dandelion seed, looking for all the world like a little ballerina! Love it ....and the title.
Sylvia

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2010 - 6:23 PM

Oh! I do like this - very much

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Quote: This is exquisite David and works so very well in mono. Superb macro shot with pin sharp detail and wonderful light and textures. Love the bg gradient, the darkness drawing the eye to the top dandelion seed, looking for all the world like a little ballerina! Love it ....and the title.
Sylvia

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Sylvia says it all.

Sue

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
16 Dec 2010 - 8:02 PM

This one is excellent.
Superb details.
Robert

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Wooly
Wooly  9112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2010 - 9:39 AM

Works great as a mono.

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JeniTLC
JeniTLC  6 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2010 - 10:08 AM

Very nice...the tones are excellent.

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Glostopcat
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19 Dec 2010 - 5:27 PM

Absolutely first class, the monochrome works perfectly

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AnneWorner
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22 Dec 2010 - 4:35 PM

This is a beautifully detailed capture - really like it.

Anne

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