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My Inspiration ...

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 5 July 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Never thought of dandelion as an attractive plant for taking pictures, but seems that I was wrong:))) Besides hundreds of different flowers pictures I already took I always post dandelion :))

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/320 second F/4.0 ISO 80 6 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is the strangest dandelion but it's so beautiful and delicate. Those wonderful background colors take this image to another level. Fabulous!

5 Jul 2009 5:16am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

The colors and lines of this picture are very beautiful!
Nice picture!

5 Jul 2009 6:33am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wonderful composition, colors and sharpness. You have create here a fantastic reality with this photo.
Good sunday!

5 Jul 2009 6:35am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Wow, awesome macro. Great composition, details and colours!

5 Jul 2009 7:40am

Benkirane from Fès, Morocco

Belle et judicieuse composition qui rythme comme une musique lumineuse l'espace de l'image! Plaisir à m'y attarder!
Bon dimanche lumineux aux milieu des fleurs!

5 Jul 2009 7:40am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Magnifique, tout en délicatesse sur ce fond très coloré

5 Jul 2009 7:49am

Standley from Carquefou, France

What a wonderful and delicate image! Well done indeed. Dandelion is amazing.

5 Jul 2009 8:22am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful lighting and complete composition. Dandelion is really photogenic.

5 Jul 2009 8:39am

k@ from Paris, France

Superb inspiration, great face and hair, flower in the wind (of inspiration too), and great close-up turned abstract with delicacy !

5 Jul 2009 10:01am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This is just lovely. I love the delicate details.

5 Jul 2009 10:32am

Jaol from Canarias+Asturias, Spain

Beautiful and inspiring. Arte from little things. Bravo.

5 Jul 2009 10:49am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Great macro :)
Very very beautiful.

5 Jul 2009 11:22am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfully crafted shot Mariana! Beautiful contrast between the the gossamer dandelion and the colours in the background. Well done! ;-)

5 Jul 2009 11:52am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What charming forms, patterns and textures you've captured! This is such a beautiful colourful macro world and it's so full of life through your composition!:-)

5 Jul 2009 11:55am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great inspiration indeed my dear Mariana ! I love the details and the softness of this little world !

5 Jul 2009 12:32pm

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

splendid macro shot....

5 Jul 2009 1:12pm

Anouk from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Waw superb!

5 Jul 2009 1:43pm

Don from spokane, United States

I like the way you composed this shot with that central one radiating out into the others. Beautiful detail and color. Fine close up.

5 Jul 2009 2:00pm

khadi from New Delhi, India

This is an amazing image. I've never seen a dandelion photographed this way before. Great work

5 Jul 2009 2:26pm

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Simply beautiful!

5 Jul 2009 2:38pm

zOOm from Paris, France

A little wonder of details and sharpness... Well done Marianna, this is really enjoyable to look at, lovely colors too by the way. Perfectly exquisite.

5 Jul 2009 3:21pm

amirreza from tehran, Iran

Umbrella flowers
nice shot

5 Jul 2009 3:47pm

Robert Kruh from Slovenia

Magnificent composition and stunning colors in this shot! Bravo!

5 Jul 2009 3:49pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great composition, wonderful details and light!

5 Jul 2009 4:42pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

this is such a beautiful macro with stunning colors!

5 Jul 2009 5:00pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

The vision impact is very strong... a real pleasure to look at, a lovely shot that i like a lot.

5 Jul 2009 5:08pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Amazing dandelion shot. Simply fabulous. Bravo.

5 Jul 2009 5:24pm

@john4jack: Thanks Jack :)

rian from mobile, United States

the close up details definitely look amazing here.. great shot! :D

5 Jul 2009 5:51pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbes couleurs !

5 Jul 2009 6:23pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Taiyuan, China

Your inspiration is my inspiration: always inspired by your good use of your SX100. My SX1 fell into the pool and I was sad, but after 7days, it recovered from damage!!! So I can do a lot of things like what you do with your SX100 and shot what I like with my recovered SX1; always inspired by your good imagination of the world. I found another different shooting world inspired by your capture, extension of my eyes has a possibility!

5 Jul 2009 7:15pm

@flyingwind风飞扬: ha ha are so cool :)) But , you know what ? I think both of us need a better camera:)) I started shoting maybe a year ago with HP Digital camera, which dropped into my coffee, and then I bought canonSX100. HP now works again, but I do not like it although it was super for macros :)) It's time for new camera but need money for it :))

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente composición y unos detalles impresionantes! muy buena

5 Jul 2009 7:15pm

titi from France

lovely colors ...I like...

5 Jul 2009 7:34pm

micke bergling from Sweden

Great light... well done

5 Jul 2009 8:11pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Stunning! Like fireworks exploding all over the frame. This is the best dandelion shot I've ever seen. Bravo!

5 Jul 2009 9:17pm

Xavier from Troyes, France

A great inspiration, very artistic indeed !

5 Jul 2009 9:35pm

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Lovely shot, wicked colours!

5 Jul 2009 9:45pm

motie from France

wonderful picture!! you made wonderful everything you shot...

5 Jul 2009 10:41pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful macro shot ,mariana !
kiss !

5 Jul 2009 11:27pm

Ti from Alpharetta, United States

Nature's fire works!!!

Many people had posted dandelion shots, but always a single dandelion, I guess because you don't see group of them together. How did you manage to get a group shot? Ask them to come closer together? :-)

6 Jul 2009 12:24am

@Ti: NO, this is only one dandelion :)) One , but some weird, very big :) I did just nothing bust shoted it simply :)) Thanks :)

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Mariana - this is a great composition and the clarity is perfect!! Great shot - again!

6 Jul 2009 3:39am

LM from Aix en Provence, France

very nice composition

6 Jul 2009 9:12am

Elora from Genoa, Italy

Absolutely fantastic shot. The detail is incredible!

6 Jul 2009 11:46am

Terry H. from Azle Texas, United States

Very Cool Macro shot. Well done!

6 Jul 2009 1:46pm

@Terry H.: thanks Terry :)

MJ from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

great shot! never seen a dandelion before but this shot makes me want to see one in real life.

6 Jul 2009 3:10pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Dandelions get a bad rap...they are wonderful from a photography standpoint at least. This is really lovely.

6 Jul 2009 3:13pm

Lynn from United States

BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!! I love the colors, it looks like blown glass to me...fabulous shot!!! You did it are AMAZING :))

6 Jul 2009 6:57pm

Andy from United States

Wow incredible macro!! simply a stunning shot.

6 Jul 2009 8:23pm

Mike from United States

This is incredible and perfect! I love this!!!! Into my faves of yours. WONDERFUL!!!

7 Jul 2009 12:00am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

can't believe I missed this! beautifully lit and well composed! well done! :D

7 Jul 2009 2:40am

peter from new york, United States

such delicate beauty!

7 Jul 2009 3:07am

e m i l l a m o l a from Barcelona, Spain


7 Jul 2009 9:30am

JaCkYe from Porto, Portugal

beautiful :)

8 Jul 2009 4:47pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

Lovely! I love photographing dandelions too... you can see some shots taken by me here, and immediately before and after it.

9 Jul 2009 1:46am

ZoomLNZ from Los Angeles Area, United States

Awesome macro. Very well done.

9 Jul 2009 2:11pm

JMS from Thailand

De toute beauté !

10 Jul 2009 2:07am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous macro! The tones and detail are outstanding

23 Jul 2009 9:41pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/320 second
ISO 80
6 mm