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A ‘balding’ dandelion seed head showed an interesting side to this ever-so-common lawn invader, making itย appear more flower-like than seedy weed.

“Incognito” (Common Dandelion Seed Head, Taraxacum officinale) Nikon D300, 105mm F/2.8G Macro w/3-ring Extension Tube Set, F/8, 1/60s, -0.3EV, ISO 640, Silver Efex Pro ‘High Structure’ Filter

Quite elegant in black & white, hmmm? ๐Ÿ™‚



  1. Yes, very elegant.
    Good composition and fine tonal range.

  2. Wow, the clarity in these images has motivated me to break out my tripod again. I usually get much better shots using it, but it is such a pain I usually skip it. But I haven’t had clarity as close to your series in awhile. Very nice! Very well lit! Very motivating. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Ha! I can SO relate! I, too, MUCH prefer when I don’t have to use a tripod, but when you are talking macro AND extension tubes, well, there really isn’t any other option.

      Thanks so much, Sean! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • This still just jumps off the screen at me while scrolling through the ‘blog surfer’.

      • ๐Ÿ˜€ Awesome!

  3. VERY cool dandelion shot! probably one of the coolest i’ve seen. my fave of your recent ones, definitely.

    looks like fireworks shooting off from the sun.

  4. This is a great shot, I really like the black and white tones to the photograph.It makes it more unique and interesting in black and white.

    • Thank you, Consuelo! I really like it when a b/w conversion does exactly what I expect it to do! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. the B/W TOTALLY makes this image sing

  6. What a great shot – brilliant

    I have been thinking about getting a 105mm Macro, but they are so expensive. But after seeing shots like this I can see its well worth it.

    • Thank you! I’ve not had my 105mm all that long but I am totally addicted! The expense kept me from buying it, and truth be told, if my husband had not brought it home (after many, many occasions of my mentioning wanting a macro lens) I probably still wouldn’t have it! He’s the best! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Recently I have been enjoying a lot of macro photos. Though I can’t afford a marco lens at the moment, going to give the cheap reverse lens technique a try soon.

    This photo looks like a firework explosion. Excellent processing to pull out the details.

    • Thanks, Scott!

      I’ve seen some really excellent results with the reverse lens techniques, with and without a reversing ring. I bet you will have great success! And when you show your wife all your wonderful macro shots and give her those ‘puppy dog eyes’ I’m sure a new macro lens will find its way to you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Looks amazing! And the perfect way to break the “rule of thirds” ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. The detail is amazing and I love the black and white!

    • Thank you, Carol! I really like to mix up color with black and white at times and there are just some shots that SCREAM for it! This was one of them! Glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. OMG that’s AMAZING! I love good macro and you do good macro. :)The b & w makes the shot.

    • Thanks, Dave! I should SO get that on a t-shirt: “I do good macro.” ๐Ÿ˜€

      I agree that this shot in b&w rocks….so dramatic!

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