Friday, May 11, 2007

Dandelion

10 comments:

Anita said...

Wow, that is a great shot, well done! And I love your Angelique tulips on the other post, too!

Thanks a lot for passing by my little garden blog - and have a great week-end!

Anita

Ki said...

Hi Anita, thanks for stopping by. I thought I'd give the much maligned dandelion some space on the blog as it is quite a photogenic flower/seedhead, though I wish not so persistent in our lawn.

Verena said...

Hi Ki,
such a great picture! When I see it in this way I don´t want to "curse" them - they destroy our whole lawn :-)!
Lots of greetings, Verena

Ki said...

Hi Verena,
It sometimes seems such a futile excercise to dig up dandelions from our lawn when we have a neighbor whose yard is full of them. Luckily the wind blows the seeds away from us for most of the time. But there are days when the wind is wrong and we're either showered by thousands of silver maple seeds or millions of dandelion parachutes. We also have water retention basin near our home and although it's supposed to be mown regularly, there are hundreds if not thousands of dandelions in the grassy areas. This is a losing proposition.

Always glad to read your encouraging words. Thanks for stopping by.

anna maria said...

That is truly a beautiful photograph.

Ki said...

Thanks, Anna Maria. It was a gray an misty morning just perfect conditions to take the photo.

Becky said...

This is the most stunning dandelion photo I have ever seen!
Wow.

Ki said...

Thank you Becky. It took me quite a few shots to come up with a few good ones. The wind was picking up and I had to work quickly as the loose ones were threating to be blown off. I was also hand holding the camera while using an add on macro lens which lead to many unfocused or blurred pictures. I was lucky to get even one good photo.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

DeeMom said...

Beautifully stunning and breathtaking

Ki said...

Thanks, deemom. I was lucky. I took a lot of photos and picked the best. I was experimenting with several newly acquired macro lens. It required moving the camera in and out to focus on the dandelion. Not the easiest thing to do with a handheld shot. It's amazing how much you actually move even if you try to keep still. I found I could control the side to side motion better than the front to back. I finally had to prop my arm on something rigid to keep the seed head in focus. Even so there were many that were blurred.