Notes from the field, essays, and observations.
A high magnification view of the stamens of a dandelion:
I love the way magnification transforms ordinary things – a dandelion turns into a strange forest. And you can count the pollen grains.
Wow! Incredible macro!
I like the way that the rest of the bloom becomes a soft yellow cloud and only the detail of the stamens and pollen remains. Very nice shot !
Thanks – that’s why I love wide apertures, you can select a small area and simplify and imply the rest.
I agree with John. Excellent focusing! wow! The colors are stunning, the detail amazing. What did you use for magnification?
I used the MP-E65 lens at 5x magnification – it was a little tricky because the flower was blowing about in the wind. Thanks!
This is incredible!
Thanks Gracie – it’s another world when you get this close.
If dandelions were seen like this more often, possibly they would be better appreciated. Great unique view, Tom.
Thanks Steve – I’ve tried this shot before, but at lower magnification, and it never worked as well.
As always, what can I say. Inspiring. Uplifting. Much needed in these weird and bloody days. Thank you.Vera
You’re welcome as always, Vera.
That’s amazing. Why don’t we have magnification eyes ? 🙂
That would be cool – but at least there are lenses like the MP-E65. Thanks!
Yes, this is awe-some.
I always find it interesting to observe microcosms and macrocosms. In nature, there’s very often divine repetition in the two.
Thanks, the look of a landscape was what I was after, with a repeating design of the double-curled anthers, though it’s an otherworldly landscape to be sure.
Incredibly beautiful, Tom. Dandelion has a new life under your lens. 😉
Thanks so much, Anne!
Now that IS close! 🙂 Very cool Tom.
Yeah, I cranked the lens out all the way for this one – that was the only way to get the look I wanted. Thanks!
Wow. beautiful 🙂
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