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First attempt at layering, textures, etc.
Humble dandelion, a pesky weed to some, but has important medicinal qualities. The leaves are also delicious in salads.

Taken with a Nikon D90, 105mm macro lens. Tweaked in Photoshop and Topaz Adjust.

Featured in Canon vs Nikon Group April 2010.
Featured in Dandelions Group May 2010.




  • TheGreatContini
    TheGreatContiniover 4 years ago

    wow, great art work!

  • Thank you kindly !!

    – Edge-of-dreams

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work. Dandelion salad is my favorite. A weed it is not , but a friend to be photographed and give joy to my tastebuds.

  • When I got my very first compact camera, the first flower I captured was the dandelion. I’ve probably photographed it 1000 times already. Most people see it as a pesky weed that must be removed with all kinds of evil pesticides. I’m glad you’re not one of them. Thanks Pops !!!

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  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyover 4 years ago

    Your textures and layering are so gorgeous, and such wonderful tones……..beautiful image! :)

  • Thank you so much for your awesome comment.. It’s most encouraging !!

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  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 4 years ago

    Every plant has its uses . Not just the ones of beauty . Iou should see some under an electron microscope . I am trying to take some photos that way.

  • Sometimes I feel my macro lens isn’t enough.. I want to see more !! Would love to see your microscope pics.. There’s so much that we don’t see with the naked eye.

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  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 4 years ago

    Very soft and pretty Mia – gorgeous colours – and I see the beauty in “weeds” as well :o))

  • Everything has beauty, even a fly sitting on a flower looks awesome. Thanks for stopping by !!

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  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 4 years ago

    When I perfect this technique I will send you the first photos.

  • Raychel
    Raychelover 4 years ago

    Definition of a weed (*Oxford Dictionary) – a wild plant growing where it is not wanted- I love Dandelions, and a lot of other plants other people might consider as weeds. They all serve a purpose. You’re work here is great, I love the texture and tone.

  • So correct !! The little weed flowers are just as beautiful as the next flower. Roses and such are rather overrated don’t you think?

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  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 4 years ago

    And this is the result of just your first attempt at layering? Wow Mia, it’s utterly gorgeous!

  • It is, and when I run out of critters and flowers in the winter months, then I’ll concentrate a bit more on textures and layering. Thanks for the encouragement !!

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  • Mark Robson
    Mark Robsonover 4 years ago

    Soft and gentle :))

  • Thank you so much Rob !!

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  • nikmd
    nikmdover 4 years ago

    this is so lovely…beautiful textures on the one…great work with the layering!!!!!

  • It was an interesting experiment, but I think it can become addictive. Might keep me busy in the winter months when there’s no critters and flowers around. Thanks for the support Nik – always appreciated !!

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