I Finally Found a Dandelion!

2015_Garden-10Good grief I’ve been wanting to photograph dandelions for ages. I thought they must not exist near me, but last weekend I found one trapped within the apple blossoms in my front garden. It turns out that I’ve photographed one before when it was in the yellow flower form – I never knew what this flower was until I googled it today.

I grabbed it out and took these photos in the early evening light – one hand holding the dandelion, one taking the shots, all wavering in the breeze – sometimes the waverings were synchronised πŸ™‚

I have two galleries for you, my apologies for the large number of shots, I was so happy to find this little specimen! The first gallery is in black and white.

This second gallery is different shots to those above and I’ve also left them in colour – I quite like the pink roses blurred in the background.

Finally, I had to use my favourite iPhone app (Typic) and add some words and a teensy bit of colour to one of the images.

  
All photos were taken with my Olympus OMD EM5 with the 60mm macro lens.
For Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab Clinic.
x desleyjane

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33 Comments Add yours

  1. Robin says:

    Very nice. I always like dandelions. As kids we would put them under our chin to see who liked butter if it reflected yellow. What kids kids of.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! I’ve not heard of that, what a cute idea πŸ™‚

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  2. Victo Dolore says:

    You are very skilled at macro. πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you ma’am πŸ™‚

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  3. tildy1 says:

    Nice! I must say, I love the color shots. The dandelion puff looks so delicate with the soft color showing through!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Tildy! I love the coloured ones too, especially with the pink behind them πŸ™‚

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  4. Debbie H says:

    I love them all!! The colour ones work well and I love that you’ve added it to a favourite quote (which is also a fave quote of mine!) Lovely!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Deb!! I was so happy taking the shots. I took so many!

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  5. brittabottle says:

    These are gorgeous, Desley. I never knew dandelions could be so attractive but your attentive eye has certainly brought the beauty out in these weeds. πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Britta! I thought it was so pretty.

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  6. pommepal says:

    Love the quote and as a child I used to call these dandelion clocks and blow the seeds off chanting 1 o’clock, 2 o’clock etc till they were all gone…

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks PP. yep we did that too now that you mention it!

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  7. Desley, these are all gorgeous, but I absolutely love the color images. The dandelions just jump off the screen against the softly colored backdrop! So well done. You’ve got some mad macro skills!!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Stacy. I think my favorites are the ones with pink in them (surprisingly πŸ˜‰).

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  8. Did you resist the temptation to blow on it when you were done?

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL no I did not resist 😊😊

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  9. Krosscourt says:

    Howdy Desley. I am happy your found your little dandelion. You did an excellent job with it may I add. I hope life is treating you well. πŸ™‚ Susan

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Hi Susan! It’s been a while. Thanks so much. Life is busy but generally fun. How about you?

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  10. Su Leslie says:

    Lovely shots. You’ve reminded me that it’s been ages since I’ve seen dandelions in the garden!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you. Yes, I agree, haven’t seen any for such a long time. I don’t even know where this one came from!

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  11. So simple but so beautiful!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Terri 😊

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  12. Amy Sampson says:

    This post made me laugh out loud. Dandelions are a total nuisance here. They grow everywhere, and they are in highest concentration where I don’t want them to grow. That’s why I found it so funny to read about your excitement in finding the “elusive flower”. Beautiful shots!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Hahaha thanks! Isn’t it always the way.

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  13. Jane Lurie says:

    Love them in monochrome. Beautiful!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Jane 😊😊

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  14. That’s just stunning I love dandelions. Another one that should be somewhere on a wall. You really should sell these πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks hun, am working on it πŸ˜‰

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  15. Writing of my admiration and respect for your skills, and sensibility as a photographer, might have become my recurring comment, that you might be tired of. but ‘fur gawd’s sayke’, as the ancient Scottsh highlander would say, how couldn’t I repeat myself endlessly? You’re also unstoppable.
    Jaw dropped. Me bowing with respect.
    xx

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Hahaha love it. Thank you so much My Queen xox

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