Dandelion seed-heed photographed against black background.
To achieve full focal depth, this image was produced from 10 individual images, focus stacked through Photoshop CC.
Does this count as manipulation?
I picked the head from the garden four days before photographing it (kept in a vase), hoping it would become more defined but in many ways I quite like the imperfections evident throughout the head.
Flowers and plants
Close-up and macro
Wildlife and nature
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