Getting to the Heart of the Dandelion

38 responses

  1. Ah yes…the important part – the part that ensures there will be more DANDY-LIONS (!) around to enjoy……the “heart”.

    Sammy (and Pam)

    April 7, 2012 at 10:45 am

  2. Perrrrrrrrfect !

    April 7, 2012 at 11:21 am

  3. You got some really fine macro shots here.

    April 7, 2012 at 11:24 am

    • Thank you, Victor. I’m still learning, but I’m enjoying the process!

      April 8, 2012 at 12:45 am

  4. Wow!

    April 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

  5. Ici, les pissenlits (dent de lion) ne sont pas encore poussés. Très jolies photos.

    April 7, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    • Il y en a partout ici, donc en ce moment je me sens complètement obsédée. 🙂 Merci d’avoir visité mon blog!

      April 8, 2012 at 12:50 am

      • Tu connais la confiture de pissenlit? on appelle ça de la cramaillotte que l’on fait avec les fleurs.

        April 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm

        • Non, je ne la connais pas, mais ça a l’air vraiment intéressant! 🙂 Est-ce que c’est bon?

          April 9, 2012 at 1:32 am


            C’est comme une gelée, qui est très légèrement acidulée. J’aime bien, ça change et puis c’est plaisant de découvrir de nouvelles choses offertes par dame nature 😉

            April 10, 2012 at 9:01 am

          • Merci pour le lien. La photo est superbe. Quelle jolie couleur. Ca a vraiment l’air délicieux! J’ai envie maintenant de l’essayer.

            April 11, 2012 at 12:39 am

  6. Dad

    Really good ones, Melanie.

    April 7, 2012 at 3:00 pm

  7. Excellent shots! I’m torn between #1, #2 and the last one as my faves.

    April 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

  8. I just adore that top photo

    April 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    • Thank you, Lance. I’m grateful for your feedback and kind words. I thought about posting that one by itself since it’s really a bit different from the others (although we do have a peek at the “heart”). I am really growing so fond of these dandelions. In my mind they are taking on such symbolic significance.

      April 8, 2012 at 12:54 am

  9. Lovely shots! I especially love the colors in the 3rd one – so pretty!

    April 7, 2012 at 3:43 pm

  10. myfullresearch

    More and more difficult…
    More and more enchanting !!!

    April 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    • Thank you, mfr. I just can’t seem to get close enough. Is there a lens that will let me get inside that dandelion? 🙂

      April 8, 2012 at 12:56 am

  11. Wow, really love the third picture!!

    April 7, 2012 at 5:48 pm

  12. Unique & lovely…

    April 7, 2012 at 8:37 pm

  13. George Weaver

    I can’t choose. I can’t even believe they are real. Choose your favorites for a Triptych for your next show. They evolve. I think they are best shown together. Viewed together, they form a kind of whole. I love the idea of hanging them all together. Take out the lovely pink one and you have a ready made Renaissance polyptych. Design the mats like the alter pieces of the Renaissance. There is something spiritual about these images that reminded me of the polyptych alter pieces. You could use all six. I think these are my favorite photographs yet.

    April 7, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    • George, I just can’t get enough of these dandelions. They are assuming a much greater meaning to me in my mind. I have a metaphor I’ve been developing without even being entirely conscious of it. They embody so much these dandelions…. They have come to represent so much….

      I love your idea of the Triptych. I can think of various combinations, with those I’ve posted, and those on the way (eventually).

      April 8, 2012 at 1:07 am

  14. Amazing detail!
    Love the third photo Melanie, the light is amazing!

    April 7, 2012 at 11:48 pm

  15. Fantastic macros!

    April 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm

  16. Beautiful! Great details. 🙂

    April 8, 2012 at 7:58 pm

  17. The third and final images are my faves. Liked.

    April 9, 2012 at 1:53 am

  18. Closer and closer, deeper and deeper–your current fascination with dandelions is a benefit to us all!

    April 9, 2012 at 2:49 am

  19. A couple of those dandelions have gone bald! lol

    April 9, 2012 at 6:24 am

  20. Fab shots; all of them…..great detail and composition

    April 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm

  21. settleandchase

    really original representations..

    April 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm

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