Sunday, May 8, 2011

Just Dandy - Macro/Mellow Yellow Monday

The radiant dandelion, shining in the grass, like a spark dropped from the sun
Henry Ward Beecher
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38 comments:

Andaje said...

My mum always dreaded the dandelion season, as I always got juice of the plant on my clothes while making yellow wreaths :o)

Great shot Karen :o)

Shifan said...

Very Sharpe picture. Like it very much.

JM said...

Fantastic contrast! Both colours are wonderful.

Dimple said...

Beautiful! You achieved very good definition in this; I have noticed that bright yellow in the sun has a tendency to burn out. (I will have to try adjusting my exposures...)

Cildemer said...

Just beautiful!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Have a nice and happy week****

Jan said...

Love this macro. I think macros are the best way to see the beauty of a dandelion.

Les.. said...

a true "explosion" of color.. as if a little sun had gone off amongst the green... excellent pic! *VBS*

Jane said...

What a fabulous photo! The color pops the shot is so very crisp.

Leora said...

Dandelions are so pretty. Too bad they get bad press.

Inger-M said...

So beautiful!

Martha Z said...

A dandelion? Now that's a macro, it looks huge on my screen and such a vibrant yellow.

SandyCarlson said...

I love these dudes. Great shot.

farmablefibres said...

Soon the yarn will be covered with them! At the farm we get one or two waves of dandelions and they are done. They seem to last more in the city.

Kim, USA said...
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Kim, USA said...

That is very pretty shot! I see lots of dandelion in our yard now! Happy Monday!

lina@home sweet home said...

Love its bright color!

fairchildstreet said...

beautiful. Yellow is such a happy colour.

Annelie said...

Oh what a beautiful flower and macro!

BR said...

The bane of most people's lawn and gardens can be seen for it's exquisite beauty thanks to this photograph. You have the ability to turn the ordinary and mundane into something stunning. But then you always could.
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Linda Makiej said...

Terrific blog and lovely photos - Glad to have found you to follow!

clavs said...

beautiful flower, so yellow. mine is here:http://clavsupclose.blogspot.com/2011/05/mellowyellowmonday.html
clavs

Kala said...

Wonderful colors and details of the dandelion flower petals.

Happy Macro Monday.

jannet said...

beautiful!!

please see My Yellow Wedding! thanks!

Mirage said...

Very sunny-dandy! they could be a headache for lawnmowers but for macro-lovers, they're another thing!

Woody said...

I have a personal was with dandelions and have very few of them in my yard. Maybe should reconsider, the details of the little curls look cool.

jo©o said...

Hiya Karen,
When you out of your 550D, come and tell me, as I am struggling with my 40D :-)

LadyD said...

What a lovely photo in the details and color.


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Lois said...

Gorgeous!

texwisgirl said...

love the tight little curls! great shot!

Teresa said...

What a great shot! Dandelions are so cheerful.

Jama said...

Simply stunning!

Lesley said...

Fantastic! The flower pops right out at you!

Andy said...

You got so close I can almost smell it.

Karen said...

Thank you to everyone for stopping by and leaving your comments!

Icy BC said...

Beautiful dandelion flower! They are making a debut in blog land :-)

Real Lady said...

Outstanding snap. I love it. I also joined MYM and you can check my entry here. Scoop and Snap

snowwhite said...

You captured the most characteristic beauty of dandelion.
I believe this warm yellow is a happy color to lift people' spirit.
Have a nice day!

London Caller said...

What a dandy dandelion! :)