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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 7:47 am 
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Hi,

as I was waiting in the front yard to greet friends coming over for dinner, the setting sun hit these dandelions just right and they appeared to be almost glowing.

They were only there because my lawnmower broke down a few days ago.

Interestingly, these flower are not considered a weed everywhere in the world. A colleague of mine from Russia told me today that it's simply considered a flower where she is comes from.

Either way, they do have a beauty all of their own. Summer finally seems to be here...

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All shot with Nikon D40 and the 18-55 kit-lens.

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 8:08 am 
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Nice shots LahLahSr! They're not considered weeds over here but then again they are very very rare and that's probably why. Any found are quickly blown out of existence anyway. :)

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How disappointing. :evil: I was looking forward to some broken down old lawnmower shots. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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i like this lah.. and here they are def. weeds... i probably have 100 in my front yard right now.. but tomorrow im mowing the lawn so they will be blown away :twisted:

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I don't like the bokeh, else it would be good...

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Yeah i though i was going to get some lawnmower shots as well!

the lightning was perfect as yourself stated!! Nice going :)

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Lah these are great photos, and i like the bokeh... each to their own. :)
Had loads of these in my garden before i have to get rid of them, over last weekend but before i did, i took these.

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Hope you don't mind me adding these in.

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Thanks for the kind words everyone :-)

Funny how this plant is considered differently in different countries. They do make excellent tea I understand, although I haven't tried it myself.

Nice close-ups angelo!! And no I don't mind at all!

While Dandelions have many different expressions and can be photographed in many different ways, I'm not sure they are versatile enough to start a "Da Dandelion of da Day"-thread like patti's for ducks though..lol.

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How disappointing. :evil: I was looking forward to some broken down old lawnmower shots. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Hehe, me too :)
Nice shots tho lahlahsr

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very nice shots lahlah... i remember always loving to kick them or blow them when i was a young kid. nowadays, everytime i get close to one, my allergies act up *sigh*

and indeed, summer has FINALLY come

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