Monday, June 6, 2011

Nature's Sparkler




Returning home yesterday from a late afternoon walk,  I found a full dandelion head in our backyard. Having viewed many lovely dandelion photos online recently, I thought I would see how well my little compact camera might capture this one. It was on dusk, and having the camera on auto, it decided there wasn't enough light from some angles so automatically flashed! I was quite taken with the result. Some photos the flash fired, others it didn't, so I've included one of each. Which do you like best?




Sharing at Macro Monday.

28 comments:

Andrea said...

I like the first picture is more artistic .. the second is natural beauty . .the two!!!!

Jennoelle said...

Ooh, lovely shots. The second photo is so dainty and natural and whimsical, but I think if I was forced to pick a favorite, it'd be the first. It's so dramatic.

=), Jenn

Grace said...

Wow!

That first one looks great. It reminds me of fireworks.
It kind of looks like one.

Grace

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Thank you all. I like the "happy accident" for a change too.

Kala said...

Wonderful details - I especially like the one where the flash went off!

Happy Macro Monday

minor said...

Both are very good! If I would choose, I choose the flashed one.

Deanne said...

I love the black background!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The first one reminds me of sparklers on the 4th!

Teresa said...

Both shots are lovely, but the first is just amazing! It really does remind me of a sparkler.

My Sweet Prairie said...

both! The second one is so fresh and true to how we know them... lots of personality!

The first is so different though! So mysterious and full of mood. Something to stare at and think about. I've never seen it like that before.

Macro Monday hey? Great idea....

~Monika in Canada

lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, and what a perfect title you chose for it!

Karen said...

Oh...I love that first shot! It does indeed look like a sparkler.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Nice to have some fun and surprises in life and photography!
Thanks everyone.

LauraX said...

a perfect puff.

gina said...

I don't usually like flash, but in this case it looks really cool...almost like a light fixture!

Nancy said...

Such a simple but interesting subject for the camera! Love these. :)

deb duty said...

These are so pretty! I love dandelion photos! I think I like the second one best, but I'm a sucker for anything with a touch of green.

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Don't you just love their audacity to fulfill their destiny to cover the world with their beauty.

Your photos are wonderful!

Rachel said...

Love these photos! The first one is really eye catching!

Anna said...

I like the drama of the first image! Great beauty in the lowly dandelion!

Tara said...

Wow gorgeous! The first capture is stunning...so unique...you don't see that much!!

Gail Dixon said...

Awesome shot of this "sparkler". Great description.

Scott said...

I just love the first shot. Very cool how it just jumps out of the background.

Cathy said...

Late afternoon walks, dandelion heads and macro...how lovely.

By the way i did get your message about emails and I even attempted an email to you via your site. It seems it might have failed...I need to try again. It would be a blessing to get a personal email from you.

KaHolly said...

Fabulous capture!!

james @ agirlcalledjames said...

I love all of your pictures but these are my favorite. I like how the first one focuses on just the puff and the second one is just great all around. What kind of a camera do you use?

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Yes, I said the same thing too, they look like sparklers. I found one on the lawn not long ago that was soaked from the rain, it reminded me of fireworks. I have it on my sidebar I think, you can clink on the picture.

Stiletto said...

The first one is better, with more details while the dark background does not detract from the subject and at the same time provide better contrast.

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