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Wild flower found in the back alley, British Columbia, CA. Looks like a huge dandelion on steroids, approx 4 inches across. It has been suggested to me that it is called Goat’s Beard.
Shutter Speed, 1/10 sec, AV, f/2.8, ISO 100, Focal Length 100.0 mm
Canon Lens EF 100 mm f/2.8L MACRO IS USM
Canon Rebel DSLR EOS 500D T1i
No flash, art studio lighting, tripod, RAW, Processed in Adobe CS5.
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  • Photos - Pauline Wherrell
    Photos - Pauli...over 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture – I have become addicted to dandelions lately! I have discovered these really big ones in the past but missed them this year due to all the rain. You are so lucky to have an IS macro lens. I couldn’t afford one and hate tripods!

  • Thanks. That is interesting that you hate tripods. I would feel lost without mine – maybe that’s because I do a lot of my shooting in my art studio. I hope you can get a Macro Lens one day.

    – Sandra Foster

  • Astrid Ewing Photography
    Astrid Ewing P...over 2 years ago

    Really excellent Sandra!

  • Thanks Astrid, so kind of you!

    – Sandra Foster

  • Photos - Pauline Wherrell
    Photos - Pauli...over 2 years ago

    I have a macro lens Sandra just not an image stabilised one. I have been practicing and getting used to it for a couple of months now! Once again this is a very beautiful image Sandra!

  • Thank you again Pauline.

    – Sandra Foster

  • Leon Heyns
    Leon Heynsover 2 years ago

    Beautiful. This would look great as a large poster.

  • Thanks – it would. Check back later on for more versions etc of this amazing seed ball.

    – Sandra Foster

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,
    .

  • Thank you Ann and for all you do in this interesting group.

    – Sandra Foster

  • Kai-Marie
    Kai-Marieover 2 years ago

    wonderful detail, great work!

  • Thanks for stopping by Kai-Marie!

    – Sandra Foster

  • Rose Landry
    Rose Landryabout 2 years ago

    Very beautiful – love it!

  • Thank you Rose for the compliment. Nice meeting you!

    – Sandra Foster

  • Sunshinesmile83
    Sunshinesmile83about 2 years ago

  • Hello Sunshine! Thanks for featuring this piece!

    – Sandra Foster

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallabout 2 years ago

    Cool Image Sandra. Beautiful patterns and tones.

  • Thanks for the compliment Steve!

    – Sandra Foster

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks Peter!

    – Sandra Foster

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