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Autumn Dandelion

Autumn Dandelion
Photo Information
Copyright: Mushtaq Hussain (mushtaqhussain) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1685 W: 62 N: 3007] (13921)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-19
Categories: Nature, Macro, Mood
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm 1:2.8 G ED
Exposure: f/3.3, 1/4000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Incredible Bokeh [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-21 2:39
Viewed: 1408
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Folks

A simple Autumn Dandelion is here to share with you people.

Thank you for visiting and useful feedback.
Best Wishes
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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2011-11-21 3:06]

Salaam Mushtaq,

Just on the right side of you lens mount there is a button that by pressing you can view the DOF and that helps much to check before make a click, though the real MASTERS are out arena and no uploading nor any critique so that button could help much to check that, do that next time as here I see beautiful bokeh, TFS.


I like the transparency that the macro allowed to the Dandelion.

Good light management.
Have a great week.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-11-21 4:15]

Hi Mushtaq,
A fine capture of this dandelion with great use of minimal shallow DOF.
I like the fantastic bokeh BG which you managed to produce with this super macro lens.
A splendid piece of art!

Francis Xavier

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-11-21 4:58]


Super ce Dent de Lion d'aumone manigguque compo e image quelle finesse, quel rnedu aec ces deux boule jaune ne fond qui fon un super tâpissage, splendide.

Bravo et amitié


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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-11-21 5:32]

Salam Mushtaq bhai,
That's an artistic composition of the Dandelion. Bokeh is providing an interesting combination of colors. A wonderful autumn presentation, well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best Wishes,

Hi Mushtaq,
Simple but nice Autumn Dandelion image,
Excellent focus and DOF with lovely bokeh... Nice work & tfs


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-11-21 6:10]

Salam Mushtaq

Nice use of a shallow dof here with good fg sharpness on the dandelion. Wonderful bokeh & good color & saturation. Thanks for sharing!

That is beautiful, not only the dandelion, but the bokeh too! I love the extreme DOF Mushtaq! Very nice framing, wonderful light and a very impressionistic shot!

Hello Mushtaq

In like the artistic value of the bokeh in the image. The offcenter POv of the flower makes for a nice result. Very well done on your composition.


Dear Mushtaq,

Not up to your standards. Try increasing your f stop to increase your DOF. If your purpose was to show great Bokeh, why have a focal point that is Not in focus?

Opinions are like ears ... every body has a couple! 8-)

Have a good day and I look forward to seeing more of your great shots,


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  • I-Bar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 81 W: 17 N: 167] (556)
  • [2011-11-21 11:20]

Hello Mushtaq-

Excellent composition! I lke the bokeh and the gradual transition between the subject and the backdrop. Nice color quality too. Well done and TFS


Yes, as Mike says, the core of the Autumn dandelion is not really in focus, but still I like this image. It is quite original in the flower photo genre, thanks precisely to the fact that you choose to only "focus" on the core of the flower (whereas others would be tempted to completely isolate the flower from its background). Interesting, how the seeds merge into the background bokeh. This is more about shapes and colors than about macro photography. You caught the mood of autumn, when everything becomes "beautifully incertain"... On paper print, this would look more acceptable (for some) than on a computer screen, I think...
TFS & kind regards,

Hi Mushtaq
Nice close up!
Very very shallow DOF!
The focus is good but not perfect!
The bokeh is mediocre!
Best wishes

Good morning Mushtaq,

Futures silky seeds coiled in a BG-colored honey.
Elusive plant that sows to the winds.
Bravo for this shot smooth diamond.
Thank you for sharing.


The experiment as you like to perform in your photography oftentimes with f/3.3 closing up on your main subject will produce extreme shallow depth as here and frankly this is the beauty of it all moreover in the offing a generously vibrant bokeh of brillant colors makes the dandelion come to light even more so ! Yes my friend it's very shallow , i think the focus is correct on the seeds at the very top , great style of imagery sir, i like your work ,
My regards,

Hello Mushtaq, this is such a beautiful picture,very reminiscent of a painting, excellent work.
The bokeh is full of lovely colours and the soft effect on the seed head is very, very good.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi Mushtaq,
A beautiful bokeh well presented with an excellent blur background,
Nice tone of colors and light,
A sharp and clear composition of this lovely autumn dandelion..
very well done.

it might be a simple shot but you have made it a very appealing shot with your depth of focus and by filling the frame. nicely done

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2011-11-22 8:10]

mooie foto geeft aanleiding om te blazen !

Olá Mushtaq
i MISS this nature beauty
I like the dandelion and the good an interesting bg. It is a world of colors and textures.
um abraço

Awesome job in making this simple flower look beautiful! Good use of the dof and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Hi Mushtaq. Excellent focus in this shot with a nice blurred background. Well done.



Splendid bokeh, I like the softness of this photo, the delicacy of autumn photographed like a poetry;
Beautiful harmony of colors and good light control.
Excellent shallow DoF. This is absolutly wonderful for my eyes.

Missed this beautiful posting, dear Mushtaq!

I like the contrast between the dandelion and a charming bokeh.
The sharpness on some of the seeds of this lovely wild flower is well caught among the light and exposure too.´
Nice macro work!

Kind regards,

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