|Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100mm 2.8 IS L-series macro lens, 1/250th sec, f/13, 100mm at ISO 250 with flash|
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Dandelion seed head (macro)
With bright skies and a brisk wind, I thought today might be a good day to try to capture a shot of dandelion seeds being blown from the parent plant. As it was, the breeze died a little but was just strong enough to dislodge a few seed-bearing parachutes. What I was looking for with this shot was not an artistic interpretation (I will be posting some of these later), but a detailed macro image showing the mechanics of this plant's seed dispersal system. In the end, I think I was lucky enough to get both – at full size, the shot is rich in detail, but also has, I think, a certain beauty.