Squared – SQ92

Yesterday morning started off way better than the forecast had predicted. We were suppose to get some rain, possibly not until later in the day, but looking out the window there was no clue what was on the way. There was a nice heavy dew on the ground and because I was a little lazy about mowing my lawn I had an enormous amount of dandelions sprouting up everywhere. Yes, it was time to put the macro lens on the camera, dust off the tripod and go out dandelion hunting. OK, maybe it wasn’t as dramatic as all that and yes, I have been consistently shooting the little weeds, but it did sound nice, right?

I was looking for something a little different to capture. I also thought I would try the new focus stacking option of my camera. This is an option that will change the focal plane backwards and forwards from the initial location, combine all the images and output a file that has a greater band of in-focus in the image than would normally be possible. I did manage to get an image, but I am still processing it so you are being forewarned, it is coming… 🙂

Today’s image just looked cool to me.  The morning dew was hanging on the the dandelion and giving it a subdued look.  I focused on the seed at the center of the head but due to my orientation some of the white parachute ends are also in focus.  If you zoom in on the image you will be able to see all the water droplets clinging to the dandelion.


MLCreations Photography: Squared &emdash; Close-Up

Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/80s, f/5.6, ISO 200

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