Dandelion Clock

Best viewed large to see the clocks on the right hand side.

I had a go at this at the weekend in one of my other albums.

I decided to post this in colour after much deliberation, because it shows the dandelion clocks better.

Dandelion

With each springs white top.
Shaken off by hands unseen.
Wanders by each lofty lonely face.
Places it is wind it needs to show.
I float across each leaf, it's breath.
Beside still waters shy and still.
Willows branch they hang in grace.
With a gentle sigh they hold out light,
and lay me gently down to grow.

Unknown poet 2009
An unusual take on the dandelion.. just different and so for that reason a FAV - I like it. I think it's the lighting together with the hint of colour.
posted May 10th, 2012  
@elsbels Thanks Helen. It looks so much better in CS5. Thanks ever so for the Fav, I an glad that you like it so much :)
posted May 10th, 2012  
Lovely shot Sean
posted May 10th, 2012  
Lovely shot Sean, I am going to nick your idea....... watch this space. Probably won't be as good as yours.
posted May 10th, 2012  
@simon0128 Cheers Simon
posted May 10th, 2012  
@denverdog No problem Rhona, Imitation and all that. Ilook forward to seeing your interpretation. I hope and expect it to be better than mine. Though I do have another idea myself!!!
posted May 10th, 2012  
Saw it large. Quite beautiful and the light is fantastic.
posted May 10th, 2012  
@meisen325 Thank you Monica. Glad you like it. Thanks for taking the time to look at it large.
posted May 10th, 2012  
It's a fav for me I love that you caught the little dandelion clock's bits and pieces blowing away!
posted May 10th, 2012  
@hasselhotch Many thanks David. All in the set up and camera on continuous shooting!! Thanks for the fav, greatly appreciated.
posted May 10th, 2012  
great flight !
posted May 10th, 2012  
Great shot Sean! :)
posted May 10th, 2012  
Perfect capture of the seeds flying !
posted May 10th, 2012  
Oh, I just love this, I would have this on my wall. The blowing clocks and the dark background with a slight hint of colour really completes the shot. Your shot prompted me to have a look at this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ_QqtXoyQw&feature=fvwrel
posted May 10th, 2012  
Perfect. Such cool Capture!!
posted May 10th, 2012  
Great timing, how you cought the flying clocks. Wonderful picture, Sean
posted May 10th, 2012  
I think i prefer the coloured version Sean, it pops against the black background
posted May 10th, 2012  
Woah, fantastic shot Sean!
posted May 10th, 2012  
Gorgeous with that lighting against the dark background.
posted May 10th, 2012  
Love it with the black background! I'm putting shot like this on my to-do list :-)
posted May 11th, 2012  
Really a beautiful shot. I love B&W but I think the color adds to this image.
posted May 11th, 2012  
Wonderful shot. I love dandelions! I prefer this color version, as well.
posted May 11th, 2012  
Oh wonderful magnified! Love the background, the lighting, so good, did you have to blow it?!!
posted May 11th, 2012  
This is just Fantastic Sean!! i love the little whispy's floating away that is a true dandilion picture!! LOVE it and FAV!
posted May 11th, 2012  
Wonderful shot Sean! Something I have tried but never with any success. I will try again after seeing this. I have checked your EXIF, it gives all the details I should need - except of course how you got that timing so perfectly! FAB and a fav!
posted May 11th, 2012  
@cocobella @lizzy_lu123 Thank you both.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@happypat Thanks Pat.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@esolvideosuk Thanks Jennie, you are welcome to put it on your wall. I could pop a Hi Res in Dropbox for you or email you a copy if you ever wanted to. Thanks for the timelapse link, that was fantastic. I adore timelapse, and so want to have a go at it. I think I would love to do a butterfly emerging from a cocoon. Especial thanks for the Fav.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@smithak Thanks ever so much.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@noragentian Thanks Ruth, when i reply to the last post below I will explain how we did it!!
posted May 11th, 2012  
@primitiveprobe Thanks Andreas, yes, I agree.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@jenniprior Thanks Jenni, very kind of you.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@ladyjane Thanks Jane, I will tell everyone how we did it when I reply to the last post. Glad you like it.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@zuzana Thanks Zuzana, it is ever so easy!!
posted May 11th, 2012  
@redsockbluesock Thansk MG, I am with you on the colour.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@cmc1200 Thanks Caryn, glad you like it.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@fannyb Thanks Fanny, yes we did. I explain all below....
posted May 11th, 2012  
@ellimae Thanks Ellen, and for the Fav, I am so pleased that you like it so much.
posted May 11th, 2012  
@yrhenwr Thanks David,I really a appreciate the fav. It is ever so easy to do this. Your camera needs to be able to shoot at 3 or 4 fps. All I did was get Rebecca to pick a dandelion, set up the camera on continuous shooting and as my exif states, and then get her to blow the seed heads gently while I took multiple shots. Out of about 20 shots I got 4 or 5 that were good. You need to get the seed heads blown parallel to your lens, with a dark green background, grass will do. To process I simply moved the left hand sider in levels on CS5 until the background was blackened. If processing in B+W you can darken the background in levels or by sliding the green and poss yellow sliders to the far left. I have thought about the ISO a lot, and think that you shouldn't go too high, or you will lose too much definition. If anything, an ISO of 200 or less would be great if you can still get a decent aperture and shutter speed. I have several more creative ideas for this type of shot, so may have a go at them next week. One idea I have that will not work because of where I live is to do this shot with the sea in the background, and then not blacken the background. You are at my advantage there!!
posted May 11th, 2012  
I thought the b&w one was good but this one is much better. Excellent!
posted May 11th, 2012  
@kaynadog Cheers Keith
posted May 11th, 2012  
Lovely shot Sean, what a beautiful composition. :)
posted May 11th, 2012  
Lovely!
posted May 11th, 2012  
@reva @stiggle Thanks to both of you.
posted May 11th, 2012  
Awesome shot! The detail is phenomenal!!
posted May 11th, 2012  
@rachelmackenzie Thank you Rachel. Glad you like it.
posted May 11th, 2012  
Awesome! Fav!!
posted May 11th, 2012  
well done, how did you get the black background.
posted May 12th, 2012  
An unusual take on the dandelion! Just a bit different and so for that a Fav for me! Fab timing and lighting!
posted May 12th, 2012  
Love the detail, I didn't know they were called clocks. FAv
posted May 12th, 2012  
@tamsg4 Aww thanks Tams. Much appreciated.
posted May 12th, 2012  
@sailingmusic Thanks Myrna, see my long post above.
posted May 12th, 2012  
@sabrinaromahn Thank you Sabrina, glad you like it, thanks for the +Fav
posted May 12th, 2012  
@squidgee Thanks Jody, yes we call them clocks, I remember a childhood game about telling the time with them. Thanks for the Fav, greatly appreciated.
posted May 12th, 2012  
Very nice! I like the seeds being blown away in the upper corner.
posted May 12th, 2012  
@jenniferruge Thank you. Glad you like it.
posted May 12th, 2012  
Very nicely photographed! Fav
posted May 12th, 2012  
@swguevin Thank you Sheila
posted May 12th, 2012  
this is fabulous - love the floating seeds...nicely captured
posted May 12th, 2012  
Kim
gorgeous. I never tire of lone dandelion shots. there's just something about them. great job!
posted May 13th, 2012  
@sparkle @kimgrowsup Thank you both, I know what you both mean. There is something so special about them.
posted May 13th, 2012  
Love your title and the shot shows how time flies away so quickly.
posted May 14th, 2012  
Beautiful and different dandelion shot, even better close. The poem is absolutely beautiful, am going to copy it down to keep.
posted May 14th, 2012  
great action capture!!
posted May 15th, 2012  
Wow!
posted May 28th, 2012  
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