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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 6 May 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.


"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

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

Lovely macro. It's too bad people dislike dandelions so much; they are such beautiful flowers.

6 May 2010 5:13am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

I did it !!!!! Superb macro of these little angels. Good day.

6 May 2010 5:18am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Stunning macro, really lovely detail

6 May 2010 5:24am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

such wonderful very delicate and impressive photo, really compliments

6 May 2010 5:39am


I wish, special you MARIANA and of course all of your visitors a very good and sunny day!


6 May 2010 6:09am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, Afghanistan

I 'wish' I had made this picture....beautiful!

6 May 2010 6:09am

@Pavan Kaul: You will create a better looking one ;))

macgo from Spain

Un macro de primera

6 May 2010 6:09am

k@ from Paris, France

To offer a heart for a wish, that's very cool. We'll make one then, thanks (done, here ! ;)
I like the color and the light, both for their delicate softness.

6 May 2010 6:17am

@k@: Thanks Akrine . I wish your wish comes true :))

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Thank you Ma, It's done.... ;-))
(love your image)

6 May 2010 6:29am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Mariana, you've made a remarkable macro.
Perfect clarity ..... and freshness in the colors and shapes incorporated in this shot.

6 May 2010 6:29am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


6 May 2010 6:29am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Wonderful macro. Have a nice day Mariana

6 May 2010 6:31am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

wonderful yes !

6 May 2010 6:38am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Lovely shot , great clarity and flashies colors , Phil.

6 May 2010 6:38am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

beautiful compo, i like the delicate whats it call, petals?

6 May 2010 6:53am


I want to explain you one thing, MARIANA.
On my site I have an item with a Flag. This is our Flag from Friesland. You must have seen the photo, you wrote a reaction. In these days we are celebrating the liberation 65 years ago, by the Canadian and American soldiers.



6 May 2010 7:07am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow...Wonderful !

6 May 2010 7:13am

Metti from shiraz, Iran

wowww... Lovely... nice shot dear Mariana...

6 May 2010 7:17am

Marlowe from Le Havre, France

had never seen a dandelion as close! What grace!

6 May 2010 7:18am

@Marlowe: thanks Marlowe. Just come closer to them :))

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow wow marvelous macro 5*******
have a good day

6 May 2010 7:37am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

wonderful macro....I wish........Oh I forget it's a snap..

6 May 2010 7:42am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot.. lovely colours.. I made my wish :).

6 May 2010 7:54am

Jhon from Fine Land, Singapore

Wow... speechless again.

6 May 2010 8:19am

ℳarleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Great macroshot of this photogenic if the viewer dives into the heart:-)

6 May 2010 8:54am

@ℳarleen: thanks ℳarleen :)

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

A beautiful and detailed closeup Mariana!! And i wishes.........
Love the composition and the background ;)) Have a good day!!

6 May 2010 8:54am

@Richard: thx Richard , you have a good day too ;)

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Nice shot and the colors are beautiful

6 May 2010 9:15am

jafar from Pakdasht, Iran

Wow!*****wonderful macro

6 May 2010 9:29am

@jafar: thanks Jafar ;)

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A wonderful photo, lovely colours and sharpness

6 May 2010 9:29am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

I like it so much Mariana! 5 star !

6 May 2010 9:30am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

PPFFF! Done!

6 May 2010 9:36am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

No blowing strong, please. Great picture, Mariana.

6 May 2010 9:42am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Wow! What a shot! I love the green!

6 May 2010 9:42am

trilliana from Munich, Germany

sooooo lovely. the colours are awesome. nice title, too.

6 May 2010 10:25am

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut, Guyana

I wish she will never me ...

PS : my captcha was "pregnancy sense" ... uh oh ;)

6 May 2010 10:31am

@Ekios: ?????? wish to know more of this :)

Stephanie from Texas, United States

Lovely image...they are barely hanging on....just the slightest breath and POOF....they're gone!

6 May 2010 11:02am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Excellent macro ! I love it :)

6 May 2010 11:34am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nice crisp detail in this beautiful macro Mariana! Well done! ;-)

6 May 2010 11:51am

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Wonderful macro Mariana, very nice colors... I like it !!

6 May 2010 11:58am

BAbzy from France

great Macro !!!!

6 May 2010 12:16pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

I make,Thanks.................Superb macro....

6 May 2010 12:24pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Perfect focus Mariana!! Beautifully done and well composed. : )

6 May 2010 12:26pm

بابامحمد from tehran, Iran

Great !

6 May 2010 12:42pm

Henk van Rijssen from Utrecht, Netherlands

I did: hope to see lot more of all these wondeful photo's :-)

6 May 2010 12:52pm

@Henk van Rijssen: ho ! I am not sure I will post so many of these closeups . Not my fav kind of photos :) But, I will try to mix them - candid and macros :)

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States


6 May 2010 1:00pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

I think this is one of the most imaginative and unique shots of a dandelion I have seen. Larry Elkins

6 May 2010 1:07pm

@Larry Elkins: Thanks Larry . I like it too, but my favorite is BW Dandelion I did before :)

بابامحمد from tehran, Iran

:) tanx daril'n

6 May 2010 1:08pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I love when you throw in these macros from time to time! This one is a colorful work or art!! Full of light and wonder!

6 May 2010 1:14pm

DLee from Fanling, Hong Kong

Amazingly beautiful!! I wish all my friends be happy & healthy!!

6 May 2010 1:15pm

foto-rolero54 from Charleroi, Belgium

A superb realization, beautiful close-up, splendid Mariana

6 May 2010 1:17pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I want to quietly admire ... long time! It's wonderful! The seeds ready to fly like angels. An excellent and very artistic macro Mariana! Best regards, Adela

6 May 2010 1:19pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

This is a fantastic close-up!

6 May 2010 1:42pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

fantastic macro! the color and light are superb in this!

6 May 2010 1:44pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such wonderful detail and colors, such a cool macro

6 May 2010 1:57pm

NaDu from Köln, Germany

First I thought it's a world under water - a really fantastic macro and the range of colors takes a harmonic effect. - One wish would be to be without wishes, but that's already a wish.

6 May 2010 2:14pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Amaizing dandelion details, with a superb light.

6 May 2010 2:28pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium


6 May 2010 2:31pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

You have one too...Soulfest !!! best...jerry

6 May 2010 2:42pm

Shelle from Washington State, United States

This is super gorgeous. I will never look at the dandelion the same again. geez...this is really well done.

6 May 2010 2:54pm

Don from spokane, United States

I like your arrangement of this wispy image into a fine composition. Wonderful detail and color.

6 May 2010 3:03pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Outstanding composition and selective focus.

6 May 2010 3:22pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Superbe macro !

6 May 2010 3:32pm

Candid1 from Washington, DC, United States

So many possibilities for all my wishes to come true! Nice macro shot. I have one similiar but not i macro that I'll be posting soon.

6 May 2010 3:51pm

ryse from bordeaux, France

superbe macro toute en finesse !

6 May 2010 3:52pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

WOW ! so beautiful ,well done :)

6 May 2010 4:03pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

How to puff in English?! :-) Super Macro!

6 May 2010 4:04pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

5 stars for this majestic macro

6 May 2010 4:14pm

Julie from Le Cannet des Maures, France

un très beau cliché

6 May 2010 4:45pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That's really great. I love the simple glorified. This is a wonderful macro. Lots of wishes already made. :)

6 May 2010 5:18pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Awesome macro shot!

6 May 2010 5:20pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Beautiful detail. It´s great

6 May 2010 6:12pm

Bruno F from Précigné, France

Fantastic one ! Great macro !


6 May 2010 6:12pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

O.K., I've made my wish. This is a cool shot.

6 May 2010 6:23pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada


6 May 2010 7:16pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Quand je te disais que tu étais bonne partout ! (lol)
Chapeau bas, encore...

6 May 2010 7:27pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

I wish to sleep in a room of these colors! Wonderful detail.

6 May 2010 7:43pm

Frida from Sweden

Excellent details and a magnificent macro shot. Well done!

6 May 2010 8:14pm

jpla from St Barthélemy d'Anjou, France

J'aime beaucoup ! Bonne soirée

6 May 2010 8:17pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Wish you having a lovely daughter like yourself :)

6 May 2010 8:42pm

@Zeinab: oh, no :)) it is late for my daughter :)) maybe granddaughter ;))

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

so wonderful shot ,mariana ..............i make a wish !!!
kiss !

6 May 2010 8:58pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

you are so very talented, a good a photographer as Iv seen.

6 May 2010 9:44pm

@Martin: hey Martin :) Nice to hear from you :)

Kate from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Amazing macro!

6 May 2010 10:57pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a "Wow!" shot.

7 May 2010 12:29am

Lori from Michigan, United States


7 May 2010 12:59am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Wow, this is a beautiful macro!

7 May 2010 2:05am

@Ralph Jones: thx Ralph ;)

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent macro ! Awesome details, great of the best macros from your collection :)

7 May 2010 2:15am

shoti from somewhere in, China

I love the intricate details of this flower. for me, this is an image of hope in this god forsaken planet. it has the power to bring emotions out of people. I love it.

7 May 2010 2:28am

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

oh! WOW !!!

7 May 2010 4:12am

faisal from New York City, Swaziland

this i like very much!

7 May 2010 3:12pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Great detail, naturally beautiful

7 May 2010 7:31pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe !

7 May 2010 9:01pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Nice to see a macro from you. (Not that your other shots are bad :) ) It is good macro. The symmetry works very well, and the colors are great.

7 May 2010 11:06pm

@Albert: ha ha .. macro is always super on my page , when I post it . I know it :)))) but Albert, what is interesting about macro flowers or bugs ? Nothing . I look at this picture and feel nothing . It looks sweet, neat, but never provoke any feeling, nothing like looking at portrait of somebody, or looking at candid shot where you can see and feel a story and message :) Try to feel these candid shots , you will love them for sure and start taking them :)

Cory from Phoenix, United States

Great details and fine macro work. It's a tough thing to make distinctive and you do it well.

8 May 2010 1:20am

rian from mobile, United States

very nice detailed shot.. well done.. ;)

8 May 2010 1:36am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Lovely title . Excellent details . Nice composition .

8 May 2010 7:24am

Chris B from Olburgen, Netherlands

Woooow,, Lovely macro.

8 May 2010 5:27pm

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

A glowing crown!

8 May 2010 5:46pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Fabulous capture ! Love the POV and the stunning colors ! For my wish... hum hum... ;-) A wish is secret ! lol

8 May 2010 9:09pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful colors !

8 May 2010 11:44pm

Daiyen from Penang, Malaysia

Wonderful macro!! I love the details, texture, colour and lighting. I always love the beauty of dandelions, but could never imagine that they look like this.
Btw, if you treat plants as living things (which they are), this is just another form of portrait... which is your favourite subject, and always do well. :)

10 May 2010 1:47pm

@Daiyen: thanks Daiyen:) You are right . Plant is alive and could be treated like that . But , do not you think that all plants/ flowers are very pretty, and when one looks at the photo of flower hhe/she would always admire that pretty flower . When you look at portrait of human or any other candid shot, there are more emotions involved in it , and there is a story if candid offers you that !

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

A explosion of color and detail...

10 May 2010 7:37pm

Karthik from Chennai, India

Kudos! This is a fantastic macro! Such a delicate thing. Excellent capture, 5 Star!

11 May 2010 5:27am

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Wow, this picture is really amazing, great shot.

14 May 2010 4:14pm

@David Nos: yes, I t is amazing , but I think that last picture is more amazing than this one :)) This is just beauty around us, nothing else ... What about us, humans ?

Mike from United States

Excellent!!! Love it.

15 May 2010 1:30am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fabulous! Excellent clarity and framing

17 May 2010 6:52pm

Marta Ocampo from Teo, Spain

Really beautiful macro!

16 Jun 2010 6:07pm

Nini Pixel from Savigny, Switzerland

Excellent ... J'adore cette macro... Bravo... très bien réussie... La lumière est magnifique....

27 Oct 2010 7:59am