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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

twinkle ...


Last week I had this idea, an idea that struck me as I walked through the yard taking pictures of dogwood and cherry blossoms. I thought, 'wouldn't it be neat to capture a blown dandelion seed in front of a color board'. So I gathered a few dandelions up for later use when my son got home from school - as he was going to be the blower. That's when I noticed the dew on the dandelion - how cool; so obviously I took a few pictures. Then on Pinterest I saw where a photographer had photographed colored droplets on dandelion seedlings (or what ever you call this stuff). Just that one extra step further with an idea and viola ~ brilliance! I will definitely try that in the future because the blown seed didn't translate well.

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as for my mojo - I think it might be directly related to my aching thighs and hips and back. This year's Spring cleaning of the yard is kicking my butt and taking hostage of my body. I am confident it will return - if for no other reason than to try out ideas I've seen from other photographers. Bubbly fruit is on this week's list.

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  1. I love the second shot! Good luck on the bubbly fruit.

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  2. Nicki just yesterday I told DH I couldn't wait for the dandelions to turn to seed pods so I could try capturing the seeds being blown from the pod. If you figure out a good way to do it, let me know. I was thinking of putting the camera on burst mode and using my rocket blower. Have no idea if that will work or not.

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    1. So pretty. Looks like ice crystals on the first one.

      Kelly
      mytimepassages.com

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  3. So gorgeous, and a lovely idea to shoot in front of a backdrop with it...

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  4. Very cool. As for your backache, I'm right there with you. The older I get, gardening kicks my butt! --Feel better, Nicki!

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  5. Oh, so pretty! Makes it look like a fluff of snow. :)

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  6. Glad you got them before they were blown away. These are terrific!

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  7. Love these, Nicki! I LOVE dew on dandelion fuzz...and a great idea to put a colored backdrop behind it!

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  8. I love this! You got it so sparkly! Did you do anything special to make it sparkle? I'm wondering about putting it in the freezer. . . . .

    Oh, I'm hoping for some spring cleaning indoor decluttering mojo (I thought I JUST did this, how does stuff multiply so fast???)

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    1. Angela - this is just the natural dew that was on the dandelions - but I am tempted to try with colored water droplets.

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  9. Wow! These are amazing! So sparkly and pretty :)

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  10. These pictures are really really beautiful. So pretty!

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  11. That last image with the red background is beautiful!!!

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  12. Your mojo is back!!! Gotta try this! I especially love that second shot - it pops!

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  13. I LOVE THEM....love love love.

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