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By RAPjones
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...

Tags: Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: indrasish, PhillipMinnis, gordon002 and 12 more



indrasish 12 3 India
26 Apr 2011 6:00AM
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
RAPjones 12 1 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2011 6:14AM
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...
SUE118 Plus
15 8 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2011 7:07AM
A beautiful delicate shot.
RAPjones 12 1 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2011 7:39AM
Many thanx Sue Smile
johnnyboy114 14 231 106 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2011 8:05AM
Very nice and dreamy....a lovely image. I want to dive in Smile
RAPjones 12 1 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2011 11:51AM
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)
johnnyboy114 14 231 106 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2011 11:57AM
lol Smile
Source 12
29 Apr 2011 7:36PM
A beautiful subtle capture
fazzer 14 54 7 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2011 10:38PM
A beautiful image,worthy of much more credit
RAPjones 12 1 1 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 12:38PM
Many thanks for your comments, Fazzer & Source... you just cheered me up Wink

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