Holding On

In The Yard – ITY44
Squared – SQ124

  

MLCreations Photography: Squared &emdash; Holding On

Holding On
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/200s, 40mm, f/4, ISO 400

 

Letting Go

In The Yard – ITY42
Squared – SQ122

I believe I did warn everyone that it is dandelion season. I love the details you can see throughout the entire dandelion head. This one fits a couple of my running series. Another for In The Yard and I’m back loving the square format of my Squared series. I’ll admit, this one I played with the colors a little… 🙂

  

MLCreations Photography: Squared &emdash; Letting Go

Letting Go
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/2500s, 40mm, f/2.8, ISO 200

 

I See You Clearly

Core Arboretum, WVU

Do you know what time it is? Dandelion time! So consider this your warning for the year. I have a fascination with those pesky lawn annoyances…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; I See You Clearly

I See You Clearly
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/1000s, 40mm, f/2.8, ISO 400

 

Nearing the End

Squared – SQ107
In The Yard – ITY28

  

MLCreations Photography: Squared &emdash; Nearing the End

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

Beginnings and Endings

In The Yard – ITY26

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Getting Started

Getting Started
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8, 1/640s, f/4, ISO 200

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Time to Fly

Time to Fly
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8, 1/400s, f/4, ISO 200

Close-Up

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

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

Crescent

Squared – SQ62

Summer always brings me back to the dandelions. There is something about the intricacies of the seeds and the shapes that are created that fascinate me. It doesn’t hurt that my yard is always full. I gave up a long time ago trying to remove them, now I just live with them.

Crescent Nikon D7100, Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5, 1/60s, 85mm, f/5.6, ISO 200

Crescent
Nikon D7100, Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5, 1/60s, 85mm, f/5.6, ISO 200