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24-MAY-2010

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery.
Ever since I saw a photo of a seedhead against the setting sun
on my Nikon app, I thought it was something I would like to try.
With dandelion clocks dotted everywhere it seemed an easy on
to set up. But the sun was sinking very low, the auto focus
was hunting like mad, I had no-one to hold the dandelion.
So, there I was, perched on top of a field gate to get some
height, holding the dandelion in one hand and the camera
in the other. I'm sure the motorist who drove past thought
I was crazy but I quite like this result. In fact, I feel a
gallery of dandelion clocks coming on.

Nikon D90
1/2000s f/6.3 at 50.0mm iso640 full exif

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Brian Samuel01-Aug-2011 21:46
Truely fab colours and it works so well. I will have to try to imitate one day.
Pog Mahone04-Jan-2011 08:26
Very Nice.
M Hauss08-Sep-2010 20:46
Awesome shot with an outstanding composition and incredible colours!
Linda01-Sep-2010 03:36
A stunning result of your determination and a splendid story! ~V
Fay Stout16-Jun-2010 01:10
This is divine! You're not crazy at all... just a photographer! V.
bill friedlander31-May-2010 17:38
Great photography and great story telling. The photograph is gorgeous, excellent composition, beautiful colors and details. The story is witty and entertaining. V+V.
Robert Charity28-May-2010 22:14
nicely done, v
Keith O'Brien26-May-2010 22:36
Absolute cracker - I'm jealous! Well done Mairead! BV!
Carol Breton26-May-2010 14:05
This is stunning! Outstanding work Mairead! ~
LynnH25-May-2010 21:35
This is simply glorious! Excellent work and well worth the effort! Too bad someone didn't get a photo of you trying to take this! LOL! BIG BIG VOTE!
slhoornstra25-May-2010 20:01
Brilliant, great capture. VVV
Johnny JAG25-May-2010 19:56
Perfect!
Noël25-May-2010 19:39
Asupr original shot, great v
Liz Bickel25-May-2010 19:39
This is such a wonderful image!!! I love what you did. It's perfect!!!
Carl Carbone25-May-2010 19:26
Your diligence paid off with a great shot!
jlm25-May-2010 18:36
Well done and nice !
Ann...25-May-2010 17:27
Gorgeous!
Nicki Thurgar25-May-2010 17:19
LOL! We've all done it...those crazy positions to get "that" shot! This result is wonderful!
John Reynolds25-May-2010 16:58
Well composed with great light and colour - well worth the effort!
John
Inga Morozoff25-May-2010 15:36
~Bravo!
globalgadabout25-May-2010 14:37
the story is nearly as rich as the image...tour-de-force of handheld photography to produce this exquisite shot...V
Betty Vlasiu25-May-2010 13:01
Excellent work!V
Neal Nye25-May-2010 11:12
This turned out just perfectly. Well worth being thought crazy by some anonymous stranger. It's an exquisite shot!
Monica Ralph25-May-2010 09:50
Beautiful shot Mairead .
Monica Ralph
Blandine Mangin25-May-2010 07:55
wonderful ! v
heather25-May-2010 06:08
Beautiful shot Mairead! V
Kevin Chester25-May-2010 06:02
Its uncanny that you and Doug have done a similar shot just with a different plant. Looks great
lou_rozensteins25-May-2010 05:56
Superb! The circumstances haven't deterred you from taking an excellent shot. Well done.
larose forest photos25-May-2010 03:27
A knockout of a photo! This is superb. Love it very much. VOTE
Ulla Inkeri Huhta25-May-2010 02:07
That´s a beautiful photo.
Can´t wait for the dandelions to bloom so I can test.
There wouldn´t be many pics taken if I cared about people wondering what I´m up to, crawling around in the flowerbeds and ditches with my camera, with a bored white standardpoodle sitting by my side. I guess my neighbours are used to the sight!

And manual focus is perfect for these kind of pics! ;o)
Stephanie25-May-2010 00:37
This is tremendous Mairead!!!!! Superb capture! BV
Frank Brault25-May-2010 00:25
Indeed, it is a fantastic semi-abstract. Glad you did not fall off. :) V
lisamidi24-May-2010 22:52
Lol, I love to read your story about this capture...I'm in this situation very often too and lots of people may take me for crazy :-)
But this capture is worth it! It's just gorgeous! bv
pkocinski24-May-2010 22:10
This is just gorgeous! I enjoyed the "story" of how you got the shot as well :-)
Phillip Normanton24-May-2010 22:02
Ah but it's worth looking a bit silly when you get fab results like this :o)
McGarva24-May-2010 22:00
Great result and well worth waiting for! ... great exposure ... V
tinkerb24-May-2010 21:54
This is just perfect - V
Mike Ross24-May-2010 21:37
Really well done.
Pat Shawyer24-May-2010 21:32
Its fabulous Mairead !
Alan K24-May-2010 21:23
An excellent result, and well worth the effort!
laine24-May-2010 21:22
Crazy for art, getting the right light can drive us crazy, but we know deep down it's the rest of the world, not us, that are crazy not to see the beauty we see :))
Doug Cruden24-May-2010 21:20
LOL, I see what you mean!! This is a great shot Mairead, your endeavours paid off - I really like that rich colour at the bottom right of the dandelion...fab!
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