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Clock in Full

By BarbaraR
Hi all,
Funny this .. it was meant to be a Bluebell ! lol
I went to photo a lovely host of Blue/Pink/White Bell flowers at my village churchyard. Three visits, differing light, 60 odd attempts, and not one worthy capture !
Took a quick couple of Dandelion seed heads,
(clocks) and was well pleased.
I have a closer view to show soon.
This is pretty much straight from the camera, hand held, and I'm particularly chuffed how the greenery b/g turned out.
Thanks everso for all the lovely C&C's for yesterday's white Daisy.
Barbara x Smile

Tags: Flower Dandelion Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

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bayleaf 14 8 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 9:15AM
Super shot Barbara

goso 15 2 1 Australia
14 May 2008 9:17AM
Sharp as a tack and well taken....Bill
whiteswan01 13 13 England
14 May 2008 9:24AM
great dof nice shot Dawn
gossyboy 13 460 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 9:28AM
Really nice detail.
14 May 2008 9:50AM
Lovely detail.
panda 17 5 1 England
14 May 2008 9:50AM
Nice macro Barbara, well taken.

Regards Phil
luxaeternam 14 21 1
14 May 2008 10:05AM
A lovely close up.
Smile Lucy
susanbarton 13 11 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 10:07AM
this is a beautiful shot ful of detail, as for the bluebells I find it incredible that it is easy to get a medeocra shot but really difficult to get one that you are please with and that ticks all the boxes, I will just keep trying after all can try again next year!! lol

Herge88 14 40 6 England
14 May 2008 10:30AM
Some nice detail captured here.

Best Matt
RoddBC 15 40 United States
14 May 2008 10:55AM
Dandelions are so cool. Good capture and detail.

Rock 19 10 2 England
14 May 2008 3:52PM
Very good detail !

jaecat 14 29 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 6:41PM
think this is the best dandylion i have seen,great work
User_Removed 15 16 England
14 May 2008 6:48PM
Tack sharp centre and lovely soft edges. Well taken!
BarbaraR 15 1.2k 1 England
14 May 2008 7:20PM
Many thanks everyone for lovely C&C's . Smile
Aye, Susan, perhaps next year for my worthy Bluebell capture, lol.
I'm still particularly enjoying taking pics of the flowers/weeds
around. Two or three already waiting to upload soon.
Off to the Lake District for a weeks hols first week of June , so
maybe a few scenes from me for a change (?) Wink
Cheers all,
Barbara x
malarszk 15 25 1 Scotland
14 May 2008 7:34PM
Simple and effective image...great texture
14 May 2008 9:02PM
Nice macro, lovely quality and detail. Bluebells are so diverse LOL
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
14 May 2008 9:15PM
Cool pix here Barbara.
Lawrence 18 195 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 9:17PM
Excwllent. I love your "first and last" photo
buxton 13 England
14 May 2008 10:44PM
Lovely shot and detail.
bunbeam 16 2 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 11:09PM
well captured, lovely details
abtuie 17 7
14 May 2008 11:50PM
Sharp as a tack with great dof.

GMKhamish 13 1 2 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 8:38AM
15 May 2008 8:56AM
Very pretty!
norton 17 2 6 Jersey
15 May 2008 9:10AM
Great detail and composition,well captured...........

pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 9:20AM
excellent macro seems you have mastered the dof - I am envious
ketch 14 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
15 May 2008 9:48AM
Dont think I have ever seen a bluebell like this before - these dandielion clocks are difficult to get right (because they challenge the dof) but this is very well done. Did these clocks ever go 24 hour I wonder?
BarbaraR 15 1.2k 1 England
15 May 2008 10:15AM
Thanks again everyone, chuffed to wake up to find it made 30 +
Yes, I struggled with dof with this new camera, but I've found the
select focus on it's menu now and that seems good for these close-ups .. mostly, lol.
Cheers, good to read all your comments.

Barbara x Smile
15 May 2008 12:20PM
pleasant change to see
nickyv32 14 135 England
15 May 2008 1:53PM
Very nice shot, lovely detail.

azurak 13 Croatia
15 May 2008 2:13PM
Nice details.
GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 2:23PM
Super detail in the seeds perhaps just a tad overexposed with some burnt out highlights ..... I often use spot metering when my main subject is bright against a darker background but I am not sure if every camera has this facility. I struggle with bluebells too Sad

gary_d 14 576 13 Wales
15 May 2008 2:24PM
Beautiful delicate image. - gary
dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 3:38PM
A beautiful dandelion image..I especially like the textures in the background. Lovely composition.
franfoto 14 2 32 England
15 May 2008 4:57PM
Excellent depth of field. These are such good subjects to photograph
ShedMan 16 3 2 South Africa
16 May 2008 8:31AM
Very nice close-up, the background complements the dandelion clock perfectly.

mjharps12 13 34 United Kingdom
17 May 2008 10:06AM
good shot well worked on Smile

bidy100 15 United Kingdom
19 May 2008 11:04PM
Beautifully captured

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