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more dandelion drops

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4 responses

  1. this is so nice! How do you do that???

    05.28.2013 at 4:41 pm

    • Hi Lisa,
      It was early morning when I saw this dandelion, I thought it was unusual because I don’t think I have really noticed unopened dandelions before (or really didn’t pay attention)
      First it picked the dandelion (yep, I did) and then I used a piece of tape and taped it to our fence, so it would be off the ground (I don’t mind lying on the ground to take a photo, but it was in an awkward spot). The water droplets were are already on the dandelion since it was early morning and was a bit rainy the night before (but you can always use a spray bottle). I have a Nikon Micro (macro) lens and I was close, really close- like an inch away from the dandelion. I can’t remember if I used my tripod or not. The tripod certainly helps steady the shot, but typically I don’t use one because they are…well, cumbersome. (I probably should though). My ISO was 1000, yep 1000. I did this so I could still have a fast shutter speed and a large aperture. 1/200 s and f 8.0 (probably could have shot at f 11, I would have liked a bit more clarity)
      My previous post (dandelion drops), that picture used the same settings. The post before that (dandelion), the second picture had these settings: ISO 500 1/100s and f 4.8

      hope that helps, maybe it was more info. than you wanted :) -Kim

      06.12.2013 at 9:27 am

      • This is so great! Thank you Kim! You really helped me today. Shutter speed has had me stumped but, this really jogged my memory. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! and to know how you took something – I just can’t tell you how much it helps! Your the best!

        06.12.2013 at 10:01 am

  2. elmediat

    Lovely composition. Effective use of bokeh. :)

    10.15.2013 at 5:34 pm

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