Dandelion Central Focus

ISO100 50mm f/1.8 1/15 Edited in Color Efex

Earlier this year I took quite a lot of dandelion photos. At the time it seemed as if there were a lot of them on the web, I decided not to add to the saturation. Now though I think it is time to share one of them.

With this shot I was really trying to focus on the centre of the spores. I needed to focus past the outer layer of the spores to see the centre. If I used a small aperture I would increase the depth of field and lose the centre. What I did was use a large aperture to create a shallow depth of field focusing on the centre and leaving the outside a white mist. With the shallow depth of field I do still have sharpness in the outer spores on the circumference of the flower.

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8 thoughts on “Dandelion

  1. I adore plant architecture! But I kn ow nothing about apertures and the like (yet). Some of the lowliest things among us, down by our feet even, make lovely subjects. You portrayed the intricate beauty nicely.

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