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wet dandelion

wet dandelion
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Copyright: Gisela Back (giba) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 63 N: 33] (327)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-06
Categories: Nature, Macro
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-06 4:56
Viewed: 2087
Points: 12
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Everyday on my morning walks with my dog I see this beautiful dandelions. Over the last days I saw very beautiful pictures of those flowers here on treklens. Here is my try.
Actually I wanted to try something from a different angle but my dog ran through it an destroyed that beauty before I could take another picture. It's a pity!

- sharpened
- modified contrast and brightness
- cropped
- framed and resized
I'm not sure about this circle-thing, just a new attempt.

Dandelion (Taraxacum) is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. They are tap-rooted biennial or perennial herbaceous plants, native to temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere of the Old World.
The flower matures into a globe of fine filaments that are usually distributed by wind, carrying away the seed-containing achenes. This globe (receptacle) is called the "dandelion clock", and blowing it apart is a popular pastime for children. In German it's called a Pusteblume, translated as "blow flower". The number of blows required to completely rid the clock of its seeds is deemed to be the time of day.
source: wikipedia

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2006-10-06 7:03]

Well Gisela, I have to said... I have seen many many Dandelion before, I even took some of their shots, but none of them are as pretty as yours. It look more like an frozen ice-crystal instead of the flowers, yes... pity your dog have "destroyed" it... but I am sure you will see another one soon. :-P Interesting framing, but it is a bit distracting with the gorgeous shot you got here, but that's just me and MO. Well done, thanks for sharing,


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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-10-06 7:07]

I've never seen something like this !!!
The framing is very disturbing, IMHO.
Something much more simple would show much more of the incredible beauty of the photo.

stay well,

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-10-06 7:37]

Hi Gizela,
This is so beautiful. I like all these water drops on it creating something that looks almos like frozen. The lighting and colors are excellent with great sharpness. I agree with vlad that the frame is taking a little bit too much attention and hides a little bit the beauty of this superb photo. TFS

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  • Ratna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 68 N: 204] (1231)
  • [2006-10-06 10:43]

What a beautiful shot.
I love every details of this shot.
very well composed too. bravo.

Interesting and very creative even the frame which I am not to sure of either. It is a pity you never got to take another photo or two or three or four.......

Good details and sharpness. I appreciate corona framing and corners composition which point out the dandelion. For TN it hasn't sense but for TL yes. Actually what they are; dew drops or rime?

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