This afternoon I was taking photos in the back and front yards. When I saw this lone dandelion seed head in the front yard, I started on a “photo study” taking shots from all sorts of angles.

It was pretty doggone breezy out and I had to raise the ISO to 400, and even then the shutter speed was only 1/20 of a second. The little seeds were disappearing at a slow rate with 1 or 2 that were detached, but hadn’t blown away yet. When I first noticed it earlier this morning it was completely covered in little seeds.

Sunshine of my Love
Sunshine of my Love

Photo Info

  • Olympus OM-D EM-5
  • Fotodiox Nikon to micro 4/3 converter
  • 20mm extension tube
  • Manual focus (vintage) Sigma f2.8 macro (Nikon mount)
  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Shutter Speed: 1/20
  • Exposure Compensation: 0.0EV

Post Processing Info

RAW photo was post processed in Topaz Studio

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