Playing with Dandelions

I think dreamy macros of flowers, weeds, or leaves are my favorite photos to take. There is something so relaxing about seeing objects so closeup, so different from the way you would ordinarily see them- and then moving the camera or changing the aperture or area of focus just a slight bit to get an entirely different view.  It’s like a mindfulness meditation. And then there’s the editing- so much fun! I used different Lightroom presets as starting points in editing the dandelion macros below- I’m not sure which I like best.

Newsprint, from Clickin Moms Paparazzi Collection:20150606-MMA_6952_melinda_anderson

Documentary, from Clickin Moms Paparazzi Collection:20150606-MMA_6955_melinda_anderson-2

Same photo as above, kk_toucha from Kim Klassen:20150606-MMA_6955_melinda_anderson

kk_light and airy from Kim Klassen:20150606-MMA_6963_melinda_anderson

kk_litely from Kim Klassen20150606-MMA_6967_melinda_andersonAll photos taken with Lensbaby Sweet35 with both macro converters

8 responses

  1. Be still my heart! I love these images!! Macro is one of my favorite ways to photograph too. 🙂

    June 9, 2015 at 10:45 am

  2. MaryAnn

    They are lovely Melinda. So…calming.

    June 9, 2015 at 1:22 pm

  3. Oh wow! I adore macro images…these are so stunning!

    June 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm

  4. Claudia Lowery

    very nice !

    June 9, 2015 at 9:34 pm

  5. Absolutely fantastic.

    June 10, 2015 at 1:41 am

  6. Susan

    Amazing!

    June 10, 2015 at 6:06 am

  7. Beautiful shots. Very ethereal. I love the first one, especially. It reminds me of looking down on lots of little umbrellas.

    June 11, 2015 at 7:33 am

  8. Gorgeous each one. You are my kind of girl.

    June 21, 2015 at 6:02 am

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