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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-23
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-28 7:54
Viewed: 3138
Points: 26
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I'm in New Delhi at the moment for a three days conference and return to Jammu tomorrow.
Thought of posting something from here, so here is a picture of a dried up Dandelion from my trip to Himachal Pradesh in May this year.

Taraxacum officinale, the Common Dandelion (often simply called "dandelion"), is a herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae (Compositae). It can be found growing in temperate regions of the world, in lawns, on roadsides, on disturbed banks and shores of water ways, and other areas with moist soils. T. officinale is considered a weedy species, especially in lawns and along roadsides, but it is sometimes used as a medical herb and in food preparation. As a nearly cosmopolitan weed, Dandelion is best known for its yellow flower heads, that turn into round balls of silver tufted fruits, that blow away on the wind.


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Hello Ram,
another beautiful picture, sharp details and light perfect. A nice image. Tanks for sharing. Greetings, Paolo

hello Ram
great composition with nice soft light and great sharpness
greeting lou

Hi Mr. Ram,
A lovely capture of this dried Dandelion Flower. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-10-28 9:03]

Hi Ram.
It is common enough subject but you have pictured it with great taste and skill. Every hair is visible perfectly. White balance is precise. Combination of light plant and dark brownish BG is simply perfect. Excellent refined work. My best regards and TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-28 9:05]

Hi Ram,very nice dandelion portrait whit excellent sharpness and POV,it seem to made in motherpearl! Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-28 9:22]

Hello Ram,
Beautiful photo of this Dandelion seed. Splendid contrasting colours against the dark BG and excellent sharpness and details. Taken from a good POV with a very nice DOF.

Hello Sir
very beautiful shot
good sharpness and composition

Ciao Ram. An atistic on with intrigant playing of light. Very good sharp and details.


Ciao Ram, splendid light on wonderful dendelion, beautiful natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Ram Sir,

Very nice capture, such precise focus and wonderful balanced exposure. Great composition too, the details seem to have come out well. Nice work.
I hope you had very reproductive conference MF! Have a nice journey your home for tommorrow too.


Hello Ram,

Beautiful macro point of view has been very great.
Inanimate objects can be a very beautiful structure and symmetry of the shooting was a good showing.
Composition, technical and very successful in the preparation of a shooting.
Thank you for sharing, best regards.


Great macro, nice and shap with good detail, thanks for sharing

Bonjour Ram,
Très belle macro valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails sous une belle lumière et une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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