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:

  1. 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)

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  2. Very Sharpe picture. Like it very much.

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  3. Fantastic contrast! Both colours are wonderful.

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  4. 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...)

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  5. Just beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

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    Have a nice and happy week****

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

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

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

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

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

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  11. I love these dudes. Great shot.

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  12. 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.

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

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  15. beautiful. Yellow is such a happy colour.

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  16. Oh what a beautiful flower and macro!

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  17. 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.
    étreintes

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

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

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  20. Wonderful colors and details of the dandelion flower petals.

    Happy Macro Monday.

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

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  22. 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.

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

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  24. love the tight little curls! great shot!

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  25. What a great shot! Dandelions are so cheerful.

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  26. Fantastic! The flower pops right out at you!

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  27. You got so close I can almost smell it.

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

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

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

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  31. 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!

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