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I'm pleased with this photo because it looks so much like a pencil/charcoal sketch but it's pretty close to straight from the camera. Achieved by backlighting a Dandelion seed head with bounced sunlight... The lens is a 90mm macro with +14 additions and the only way to focus with all that glass is to move the camera. So it's another 'outdoor studio' set-up...

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:25 Apr 2011 - 4:35 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.9
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/4000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
Title:Airborne
Username:RAPjones RAPjones
Uploaded:26 Apr 2011 - 5:32 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Specialist / abstract, Wildlife / nature
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indrasish
indrasish  3 India
26 Apr 2011 - 6:00 AM

Yeah you are correct... Looks like pencil sketch but also have a effect of camera shot... Excellent work!!!! Just a thought ... why not try with a different background where everything is visible clearly. Few focus points are missing in this picture.Tongue

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RAPjones
RAPjones  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2011 - 6:14 AM

Thanks indrasish Smile
The problem with getting something clear in the background is depth of field... there is very little when things get as close as this. Plus I wanted a lot of the seeds st remain soft to give a dreamy look rather than a botanical record of a dandelion...

Last Modified By RAPjones at 26 Apr 2011 - 6:16 AM

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2011 - 7:07 AM

A beautiful delicate shot.

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RAPjones
RAPjones  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2011 - 7:39 AM

Many thanx Sue Smile

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johnnyboy114
26 Apr 2011 - 8:05 AM

Very nice and dreamy....a lovely image. I want to dive in Smile

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RAPjones
RAPjones  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2011 - 11:51 AM

Cheers JB Smile ...I kinda want to dive in there too, guess it's why I take shots like this: Escapism. (plus I got a nice tan doing it)

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johnnyboy114
26 Apr 2011 - 11:57 AM

lol Smile

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Source
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29 Apr 2011 - 7:36 PM

A beautiful subtle capture
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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 533 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2011 - 10:38 PM

A beautiful image,worthy of much more credit

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RAPjones
RAPjones  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2011 - 12:38 PM

Many thanks for your comments, Fazzer & Source... you just cheered me up Wink

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