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This is a stunning shot!

Where does this light come from?
Dave Carrington: Le soleil, Remi! I held the flower & shot it into the sun...
  • Ron S
  • home - at last
  • 15 May 2008, 08:01
This works well Dave. It is eye-catching and satisfying to view. Did you try a smaller aperture for greater DoF?
Dave Carrington: Yes indeed, Ron: I took many shots at differing apertures: this was the best..
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 May 2008, 13:17
Now that's just superb! Lol, it goes without saying I was going to like this smile
Dave Carrington: Hey, you! How are things? Knew you'd like it. I'm glad a few other folk thought so also. It's time you were posting again...come on! smile
  • padraig
  • Scotland
  • 15 May 2008, 13:49
Very nice shot, I love the rainbow effect on the inside of the dome, and a coincidence, I too have a dandelion posted just now.I am curious about the light source?
Dave Carrington: Hi, Padraig: the sun is the light source.
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 15 May 2008, 18:01
fabulous shot Dave, how ever you managed itsmile
Dave Carrington: Dead easy, Tim: hold the head in front of the sun &
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 May 2008, 18:15
This is beautiful - the shimmering colours are spectacular. I wondered how you got such shallow DOF with aperture at f8?
Dave Carrington: wotcha, Ingrid. I shot this by holding the flower-head & shooting it at varying apertures straight into the sun & also tilting the head at various angles: the refraction of light through the head changed dramatically with a very slight tilt: I've posted the best
That's 2 really good dandelion pictures today, and totally different.
Dave Carrington: Ta, Bill! Different is usually my driver!
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 15 May 2008, 23:00
Very clever thinking behind this picture.
Dave Carrington: Thank you, VZ! I've always been impressed by clever thinking. Not something I can always lay claim to, but one has the odd
The swirl of iridescence is unique and catchy. A totally new take on the dandelion.
Dave Carrington: Thank you! The iridescent dandelion is something to behold, as Groucho once said to Bernard Shaw! smile...well, maybe I made that up...smilesmile
  • Catalpa
  • Newcastle
  • 17 May 2008, 18:57
Dandelions are pretty amazing and beautiful plants - I have a garden full of them!
Dave Carrington: I seem to be able to kill most plants with unintentional ease, but dandelions are invincible! Who says they're weeds, anyway? smile
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 May 2008, 09:29
Don't know why but your replies and I know of at least Artographer's are not reaching my inbox. Only realised you replied by coming back to admire this one again. I keep thinking that nobody wants to reply to me anymore!!
Dave Carrington: Perish the thought, Josie! smile
  • smits
  • Australia
  • 13 Jun 2008, 12:38
I've seen many dandelion pix; this one is up with the tops...rainbow glow and soft furriness. like it.
Dave Carrington: Glad you like it, smits. You don't know how many shots I had to take before I ended up with this one!!

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