Dandelion Clock

 

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Our weather here in dear old England is back to normal again …. you don’t know what it’s going to do from one day to the next. Anyway – I’d been looking out the patio window at the surrounding grassy area and admiring the buttercups. The men had cut the grass a week or so ago, but you’d never have believed it.

I noticed a few Dandelion clocks left over, so in between rain showers I dashed out [hmm , that’s a slight exaggeration at my age] to cut a fine-looking speciman to photograph indoors.

For a bit of drama, I draped a piece of  black material over a chair near the window and stood said Dandelion in a little pin-holder.

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From this angle it looks almost heart-shaped.  I’d taken loads of pics because  I knew there would be many with ‘camera shake’ as I’m not as steady as I used to be. Yes – I do use a tripod at times but I found the results, in this instance, didn’t justify all the messing about.

I’m still learning to use this camera and am experimenting with both the Macro setting and the zoom lens. I never use  flash.

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I love doing a bit of ‘post production’ on my photos and use the ‘soft focus’ on my Paintshop Pro quite often when I think it will suit the subject.  I also tried doing some background gradients in different colours, but they lost a bit of the drama.

Your comments or advice/experience is always very welcome …..

see you soon,    Eileen