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This dandelion seed was the very first macro shot I took with my first digital camera and it simply blew me away. I’ve found it looks great as a card.

The intricate microcosm of the Creation when viewed through the macro lens keeps me coming back for more.

It was this simple dandelion seed, which appeared exactly as you see it here straight from the camera, which captivated me, entranced me and returned me to this passion from years gone by.

In it was made clearly visible the perfect geometric design of the creation, which never ceases to amaze me!

as shot
Konica Minolta Dimage Z5
shutter 1/40
aperture 1/40
focal length 10.28
ISO 125

An avid photographer, both still and moving, since I was 10 years old, I later discovered and developed a particular love of macro, which is one of my main genres. More recently, however, my repertoire has broadened to include stained glass windows and particularly the stunning beauty of outback New South Wales and South Australia.
I hope you enjoy the beauty of the Creation, captured and presented here for you.

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  • Fran E.
    Fran E.over 6 years ago

    stunning, such finesse and delicacy!

  • Thank you!

    I was stunned too!

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 6 years ago

    Jan – this is wonderful – I love the simple nature of this plant and it can be so rewarding to photograph – lovely colours and background

  • Hi Bev…I was in the process of going through all my photos to remove at least from some from groups where I’ve reached the limits and found I hadn’t answered your comment left some time last year.
    But if you look below, you can see what I did. This was a common mistake I made when I was brand new to RB!!

    And still you are a constant support!!!..xxxx

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Jan Stead JEMproductions
    Jan Stead JEMp...over 6 years ago

    thank you…as my very first macro with my very first digital camera, much of it was sheer luck, I must confess.
    I’ve been trying to match it ever since…


  • leonie7
    leonie7almost 5 years ago

    fabulous shot

  • Thank you Leonie. I’m glad you like it. It remains one of my favourites, and not just cos it was the first…almost feel objective about it as if I didn’t take it! So I’m rapt that you like it..xx

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • leonie7
    leonie7almost 5 years ago

    straight from the camera shots are always the best i think it is a great shot jan lol lee

  • Yes. I agree and prefer not to touch them, except to increase the resolution and occasionally crop. Thank you again..xxxx

    : )))

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopalmost 5 years ago

    30th January 2010

    Don’t forget to enter the best of “D” challenge

    Great image Jan.

    David xx

  • THanks so much David…I’m rapt as I know its highly competitive and the quality of featured entrants is exceptional.
    By the way, I just entered it, but accidentally submitted another shot. (also a D tho!) I went back and changed entry, so cross fingers that everything’s now ok.
    Let me know if I need to enter again…

    : ) :D

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kover 3 years ago

    nothing simple about this shot my dear its lovely, great work well done :)) k x

  • Hi Kristina!! So wonderful to see/hear you again…I’m afraid I’ve been a bit of an absentee bubbler this year. But I pop in and visit, leaving a photo or two while I’m here. So what a joy to see your comment, you wonderful praise for something which only took but a moment to shoot.

    I must confess it remains one of my favourites…xxx

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

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