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woman's wishes (ii)

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 17 February 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

btw. it is a dandelion :) many cannot recognize it !

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/250 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

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

sometimes it isn't how hard you blow
that determines whether a wish comes true.

17 Feb 2010 5:28am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I was totally clueless here...first time I have encountered the saying. I must have been trading baseball cards when they taught this. Thanks Seraphine for the enlightenment.

17 Feb 2010 5:47am

Megha from Mumbai, India

What are these ?

17 Feb 2010 5:50am

@Megha: a big dandelion that woman had in her hand on previous shot ;)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A woman's wish for a new hairdo perhaps? That is a cool image with the lovely light and those umbrella like plants.

17 Feb 2010 5:54am

@Steve Rice: for much more than a new haircut :))

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe ce noir et blanc !

17 Feb 2010 5:58am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

This has a very sharp and almost barbed wire feel! I like the black and white and the contrast!

17 Feb 2010 6:07am

khadi from New Delhi, India

Stunning. I really like the way the light picks up the branches? spines?... Anyway beautiful abstract.

17 Feb 2010 6:07am

Bruno from Beauvais, France

Une photo qui nous embrouille mais qui sait également nous emporter dans un monde mystérieux.

17 Feb 2010 6:33am

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

a spider in a hear.... nice, Very good shot

17 Feb 2010 6:45am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Hmmm...full of layers of depth and riches and barbs and complexities.
Woman's wishes, indeed :-) Marvelous, Mariana.

17 Feb 2010 6:47am

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

Very sharp and too many layers of the complex wiring exhibited...Good B&W image

17 Feb 2010 6:54am

STEED from Gueret, France

Wow !!! A new brushing for your next Saturday's Party ?????

17 Feb 2010 7:21am

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Simple but beautiful!

17 Feb 2010 7:46am

PATRICK from miramas, France

great capture

17 Feb 2010 7:50am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Great capture. Light and tones are superb!

17 Feb 2010 8:09am

Jean-Luc T from Juignac, France

Beautiful! an old umbrella (lol)? Have a nice day Mariana.

17 Feb 2010 8:37am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Joli. J'aime souffler dessus mais je ne crois hélas pas beaucoup au pouvoir de réalisation des voeux...

17 Feb 2010 8:40am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, I hope all your wishes will come true, beautiful macro between shadows and lights. Good day.

17 Feb 2010 9:09am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

trs beau 5*

17 Feb 2010 9:38am

thami from Fès, Morocco

Il faut un bon peigne pour démêler tout ça !
Bonne journée lumineuse et chaleureuse!

17 Feb 2010 9:39am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Beautiful !!

17 Feb 2010 9:47am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Yesterday I said: Do not blow, please!... too late. Mariana another great black and white.

17 Feb 2010 10:02am

k@ from Paris, France

Like in a Tim Burton movie, a deep Black story with sharp details, like a witch hat or hair, messy and beautiful*

17 Feb 2010 10:18am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

A little blow for a great B§W , Phil.

17 Feb 2010 10:20am

Nik Zach from Larissa, Greece

Excellent in b&w !!!

17 Feb 2010 10:22am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Fantastic treatment and details of an image that I like but I ...don't understand

17 Feb 2010 10:40am

fabrizio from rome, Italy

super tone wonderful, very impressive details

17 Feb 2010 10:43am

Magrat from Germany

Bizarre and abstract... the monochrome makes it perfect...

Hope all your wishes (or maybe the only one?) will come true...

17 Feb 2010 10:48am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Looks strange...

17 Feb 2010 11:12am

Mehdi from Tehran, Iran

Nice light, focusing and B&W macro shot.

17 Feb 2010 11:36am

@Mehdi: thx a lot ;)

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

fantastic details in this great b&w

17 Feb 2010 11:43am

Reno from Madrid-Paris, Spain

Light on deep black here for those wishes: good representation !!

17 Feb 2010 11:46am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I thought you used them to tell the time myself :) Nice detail shot

17 Feb 2010 12:03pm

madagasca from singapore, Singapore

very beautiful black!

17 Feb 2010 12:25pm

philippe from dijon, France

Je suis sous le charme de cette composition avec de superbes détails, une lumière bien controlée et un fond qui met bien en valeur ton sujet, bravo !

17 Feb 2010 12:40pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

I like it, it is a little spooky and cool.

17 Feb 2010 12:46pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Almost a bad hair day! Crisp detail in this macro Mariana! ;-)

17 Feb 2010 12:52pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Striking and though provoking!

17 Feb 2010 12:56pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Great compo, excellent in b&w. Woman's wishes, I assume it's a kind of expression, but I don't know the clue.

17 Feb 2010 1:12pm

@Jaap: Hey, you know for sure about blowing into dandelion, ...see again previous shot . this is that a big dandelion :)

Stef67 from in my head, France

fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff..............................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! j aime ^^

17 Feb 2010 1:59pm

macgo from Spain

Un disparo excelente

17 Feb 2010 2:05pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Super crisp capture, excellent!

17 Feb 2010 2:28pm

Stu from Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

A great b&w capture! I hope they came true.

17 Feb 2010 2:31pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

i love the intense emotions that this provokes . . . stunning.

17 Feb 2010 2:51pm

NANNE from DAMWOUDE, Netherlands

A big dandelion ... big wishes ...!

Good morning, MARIANA!


17 Feb 2010 2:51pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Very nice macro! And the b&w really makes it interesting!

17 Feb 2010 3:17pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Umbrella frames. That's what I see until I disengage the my brain. The I see beautiful, delicate tapestry. Nicely done.

17 Feb 2010 3:22pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

This is a great macro, with perfect processing. Love the detail and dark background!

17 Feb 2010 3:24pm

oncho from granada, Spain


17 Feb 2010 3:31pm

Andrei Barbu from Timisoara, Romania

Amazing bw photograph! Great shot and excellent work!

17 Feb 2010 3:48pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very nice macro. May your wish come true.

17 Feb 2010 3:49pm

lili from Narbonne, France

erf...I can 't to do a wish... very beautiful Mariana

17 Feb 2010 4:15pm

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

Often the donkey is wondering about "what are women's wishes?"... He was always wrong according to your analysis!

17 Feb 2010 4:15pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine "aftermath" shot from yesterday's post. You've made good use of the remains following the blow.

17 Feb 2010 4:30pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

almost abstract ! great macro, beautiful B&W !

17 Feb 2010 4:31pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Dark and somber, Mariana. A woman's wishes are my command!!

17 Feb 2010 5:23pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Great B&W, love this abstract shot.
very nice light!

17 Feb 2010 5:24pm

Olivier from Hainaut, Belgium

very strange...

17 Feb 2010 5:25pm

@Olivier: why strange ? just blown dandelion you saw on yesterday's picture :)

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent detail and tonality

17 Feb 2010 5:31pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fabulous macro image Mariana ...... and what do you WISH for?

17 Feb 2010 5:52pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Macro mania !

17 Feb 2010 6:29pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Brilliantly photographed, well done Mariana

17 Feb 2010 6:38pm

Klaus from Germany

amazing b&w closeup

17 Feb 2010 6:42pm

Louloupix from NEW YORK, United States

Not sure why but I started to think about a Tim Burton stage when looking at your picture.
It's very well done and play well with the imagination.

17 Feb 2010 6:48pm

@Louloupix: shame on me - I do not know anything of it .. Karine mentioned the same . Thx and now , I need to Google to see some info ;)

Susan from Sausalito, United States

And as if often the case, a woman's wishes are totally beyond comprehension . Wonderful irony here.

17 Feb 2010 7:23pm

philippe from moselle, France

un macro bien étrange où s'entremêlent courbes et lignes pour un effet graphique surprenant .....
j' adore !!!

17 Feb 2010 7:30pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

very nice b&w, this is a very good :)

17 Feb 2010 7:56pm

amirreza from tehran, Iran


17 Feb 2010 8:18pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! Great shot! Fantastic detail and contrast.

17 Feb 2010 8:29pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Vraiment beau et tout en délicatesse

17 Feb 2010 8:42pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Stupéfiant, magnifique, somptueux...with such a beautiful BW, french words fits better to what I'm feeling! ;-)

17 Feb 2010 8:50pm

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tim Burton or not (look up IMBDdotcom), I prefer to think this is after the "womans" wish. (Its looks so harsh to me). Seen a lot of Canada lately, anyway Vancouver.

17 Feb 2010 9:58pm

elena from Italy

great bw and framing!

17 Feb 2010 10:47pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Excellent capture and very perfect title

17 Feb 2010 11:18pm

Gérard from France

çà pique ou pas ?

17 Feb 2010 11:45pm

@Gérard: not at all.. it is very soft and pretty :)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great use of light which highlights the "eyelash-like" parachutes perfectly. Fortunately, I recognized this after posting so many of the larger than life puffballs myself. But these are yellow salsifies, aren't they?

17 Feb 2010 11:49pm

Mirza Ahmad from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bad hair day?

18 Feb 2010 12:09am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

The BW works very well here and I like it. Thank you for telling it is a dandelion, it is hard to figure out the scale and I was not sure about the plant.

18 Feb 2010 12:26am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

As I (hopefully) made clear yesterday - I love this. Stunning imagery.

18 Feb 2010 12:38am

Evening Song Imagery from Springfield, WV, United States

Awesome macro.

18 Feb 2010 1:30am

rian from mobile, United States

this has a tim burton-y look to it.. :) great shot! :D

18 Feb 2010 1:33am

Ajay from Pune, India

Excellent toning. This is so strong and that they look like made of steel.

18 Feb 2010 2:02am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Amazing use of light, love the details and contrasts. Would never had realized it was a dandelion. Excellent close-up shot and B&W processing.

18 Feb 2010 2:40am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

this is really stunning shot, Mariana! i love the close up detail. well done!

18 Feb 2010 4:43am

shoti from somewhere in, China

death - transformation of a living organism into something new. you've captured this one very well Mariana. I love the light illuminating it. I feel hope just by looking at it.

18 Feb 2010 6:34am

ppeut from Lille, France

A great b&w picture thanks to the composition and the choosen constrast.

18 Feb 2010 12:32pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Great framing Mariana, I love this processing of your job.

18 Feb 2010 1:16pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent macro ! Wouldn't have recognized it as Dandelion if you had not mentioned it..

19 Feb 2010 3:49am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Great capture and interesting processing/framing. And a picture/title with a rather "opened" message/meaning that gives several opportunities for interpretations.

19 Feb 2010 3:14pm

Moreno from Stresa/Novara/Milano, Italy

Wow, wordless

19 Feb 2010 5:35pm

@Moreno: thx :)

Nitin from Milano, Italy

fantastic fantastic fantastic!

19 Feb 2010 8:35pm

@Nitin: super ... but what's wrong with last shot ???

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

OH, I didn't know it was a dandelion, I thought they were either the ribs to a broken umbrella or an art installation :) silly me. Beautiful capture.

20 Feb 2010 1:27am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice image and title. Great details.

22 Feb 2010 12:09pm

Chris B from Netherlands

tell what it is

22 Feb 2010 6:12pm

@Chris B: I said already above - DANDELION , the same one woman had in he hands on a previous picture .

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/250 second
ISO 80
6 mm