Old Man's Beard

By taggart  
Old Man's Beard

First, THANK YOU to Ann Chown, Brian Curtis and LynnJoyce for their much appreciated User Awards! and to all of you who stopped by to vote or comment! (made up for a frantic storm and a visit to the dentist!)

Some suggested a crop or leaving out the bottle---this I can do one way or the other, and I did make some new images of another bit of fluff and no bottle this afternoon. MAYBE I will post one day soon (unless I sense your are bored) ----- for today, a view from another angle.

Anyone curious about this seed head, size, etc. may look to the previous image.

Tags: General Seeds Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Old mans beard

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paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 12:56AM
Amazing light and well timed.

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gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
20 Feb 2013 1:09AM
Wonderful golden light here, Jenn. By the way -- I would argue against taking the bottle out of the picture.
20 Feb 2013 1:19AM
Love this picture..
Ayoob 7 Australia
20 Feb 2013 1:22AM
Beautiful light and capture ,Jenn.........Grin
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
20 Feb 2013 2:50AM
Another stunning shot Jennn but, to me, hasn't as much impact as your first version. Agree with Walter re the bottle!
Rgds., Jim
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
20 Feb 2013 3:33AM
Another amazing photo of this weed Jenn !! Excellent light !!
milky 14 Wales
20 Feb 2013 4:33AM
Great capture Jenn, fantastic detail and the gold colour, Nice work--------MilkyWink
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 5:03AM
That golden light gives a wonderful aura to the shot Jenn. Like a few of the others I wouldn't get rid of the bottle either. Nice one!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Feb 2013 5:20AM
You,ake this gardener's nightmare look like a golden fluffy snowflake !
20 Feb 2013 6:35AM
A superb shot. I like the golden light. Excellent
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 7:26AM
fantastic golden light jenn this is a stunner very very nice one Wink
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
20 Feb 2013 7:31AM
You have used the light well to achieve a beautiful result.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 7:57AM
The light is beautiful again Jenn and, to me, the appeal of this image and yesterday's is the inclusion of the bottle. The bokeh on the bottle today is magic. Love the detail in the seeds. I can't compete with these! Smile
20 Feb 2013 8:47AM
Excellent work along with beautiful light Jenn
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
20 Feb 2013 8:58AM
Personally I like the bottle Jenn as I do this image . - gary
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
20 Feb 2013 9:12AM
Another fantastic and great image,Jenn,like the detail and light here,very well done,
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
20 Feb 2013 9:28AM
Another lovely capture of the 'fluff' Jennn. Whilst the golden light is fine I think,on balance, that I preferred the white light of the previous shot. I felt it better demonstrated the fairy like fragility of the fluff.
Just a thought.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 9:36AM

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
20 Feb 2013 12:18PM
Lovely light and DOF, and please keep the bottle! Wink
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
20 Feb 2013 1:07PM
The light is exquisite, on both the 'fluff' and the bottle, Jenn.

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
20 Feb 2013 1:32PM
This looks like little tentacles reaching out to the sun. Being a lover of glass, I of course, prefer it with the bottle in.
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 1:33PM
Beautiful light and detail ... Perfect choice of DoF too Smile

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 1:54PM
Quite different from yesterday's with that golden light
and glowing bokeh! A most intriguing seedhead which will lend itself to many
varied images.
Tibetan 5 3 England
20 Feb 2013 1:55PM
Excellent choice of angle and light again Jenn, I like both backgrounds on each and equally well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
20 Feb 2013 2:37PM
Warmer light in this one Jenn and I really like how the light hits the edges of the seedhead. The bottle stays!

Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 3:44PM
Another beauty Jenn. I prefer this warmer colour to yesterdays and do like the inclusion of the bottle.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
20 Feb 2013 5:12PM
Touched with gold and very lovely.

Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
20 Feb 2013 5:51PM
Beautiful light and colour. The detail is superb.

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
20 Feb 2013 6:40PM
Must say for me Jenn the composition is excellent and the light stunning, leave the bottle.


Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
20 Feb 2013 6:48PM
Fabulous light, quite beautiful.......Sandy
jackyp 6 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 6:56PM
Wonderful soft golden light, beautiful capture Grin
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
20 Feb 2013 6:56PM
My only misgivings are the title, Jenn.
I am an old man and I have a beard. My beard looks nothing like this...I wish it did as this is far better than the thing on the end of my chinSad

I like the discreet hint of the bottle in this version...good thinking.

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 7:14PM
Wonderful detail and light Jenn.
20 Feb 2013 7:17PM
A beautiful image Jenn, the golden light is lovely Smile
Norma 12 5 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 7:18PM
Gorgeous light Jenn, lovely detail
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 8:27PM
Think I am with Ron and prefer yesterday's shot but this one is beautiful anyway and has good light
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 10:11PM
Hmmm, a lot of people like the bottle in the shot, Jenn. You go with what you think looks best!
I love the gold colour of this one, it's such a charming subject too.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 10:16PM
What brilliant golden light Jenn - lovely image
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
21 Feb 2013 12:51AM
So unusual Jenn, an enlighten bloom that shows impact..

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
21 Feb 2013 12:54AM
Superb light, wonderful capture!
LexEquine 12 19 United States
24 Feb 2013 11:40PM
Beautiful Light, color, details, & DOF ~ Peter
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
26 Feb 2013 10:58PM
Such glorious golden light which makes this image extra special and stand out from the crowd

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