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Dandelions posted by BearWoodsDavid April 21, 2009 11:07AM reply | quote
posted by BearWoodsDavid

These were a few of a dandelion in my yard this morning. I used the Nikon D-200, Composer, Double Glass, 75mm enlarging lens attached to the front. Thanks for looking.

David Akoubian
www.bearwoodsphotography.com

"Time is a wonderful healer, but a really bad beautician" - Unknown
Re: Dandelions posted by DarkSlide April 21, 2009 11:38AM reply | quote
posted by DarkSlide

Great stuff. I've got a lot of "glass" around here, enlarging lenses, view camera lenses, etc. Have been working on testing with these added to the LB.

Again, very nice images here.
Re: Dandelions posted by Ol' Don April 21, 2009 01:44PM reply | quote
posted by Ol' Don

Fun pics, well executed.

I'm wondering how on earth you attached the enlarging lens. Seems like I've one of those around here too!

Ol' Don

Life is expensive, but includes a free trip
around the sun!
Re: Dandelions posted by BearWoodsDavid April 21, 2009 08:37PM reply | quote
posted by BearWoodsDavid

Don,
It is something Shurla shared on the forum. You epoxy a 37-40.5mm step up ring to the enlarging lens and it simply screws into the front of the Lensbaby like a filter. Thanks Ol' Don and Darkslide for the kind words.

David Akoubian
www.bearwoodsphotography.com

"Time is a wonderful healer, but a really bad beautician" - Unknown
Re: Dandelions posted by RichB April 21, 2009 10:15PM reply | quote
posted by RichB

David,


I love to look at seeded dandelion images -- and these are the best I think I have seen. The colors you have captured are amazing in these images!


Rich
Re: Dandelions posted by BearWoodsDavid April 22, 2009 08:39AM reply | quote
posted by BearWoodsDavid

Thanks Rich, the color in the background is the leaves from daisies that will bloom later! Of course I will photograph them as you know.

David Akoubian
www.bearwoodsphotography.com

"Time is a wonderful healer, but a really bad beautician" - Unknown
Re: Dandelions posted by eyeman April 22, 2009 08:41AM reply | quote
posted by eyeman
David,
I especially like the middle shot. The inside of the dandelion almost looks like it's filled with a fluid and you could float inside it.

Looks like you'll be inspiring a few people to grab a tube of epoxy and see what kind of lenses to create.
Re: Dandelions posted by kmac April 22, 2009 10:45AM reply | quote
posted by kmac

nice series - I especially like the middle image best, also.
Re: Dandelions posted by Willowtree April 23, 2009 12:44AM reply | quote
posted by Willowtree

These are beautiful.
I've seen a few dandies around but very small. I can't wait to give it try!

Cheers!
Re: Dandelions posted by shurla5 April 23, 2009 02:38AM reply | quote
posted by shurla5

Hey David,
Hope you don't mind me posting on your thread. I thought it
was too funny, I just saw your dandelions post when I got back from lunch. You'll never believe but I was taking pictures of dandelions today with my 75m enlarging lens and composer , isn't that funny. f stop @ 22, exposure 1/100, iso 100.

Hope you don't mind.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/23/2009 02:41AM by shurla5.
Re: Dandelions posted by BearWoodsDavid April 23, 2009 08:56AM reply | quote
posted by BearWoodsDavid

Thanks all for the kind words again. Of course you can add to the thread Shurla, you are the inspiration for the stacking in the first place. Thanks.

David Akoubian
www.bearwoodsphotography.com

"Time is a wonderful healer, but a really bad beautician" - Unknown
Re: Dandelions posted by oliver tudoras April 24, 2009 12:52AM reply | quote
posted by oliver tudoras

a fine set...

oliver

[olivertudorasphoto.jimdo.com]



"some people make the world special just by being in it "
Re: Dandelions posted by Lil Judd April 24, 2009 02:07PM reply | quote
posted by Lil Judd
Neat shots & neat idea. I've got to try that. :-)

Lil :-)
Re: Dandelions posted by ScottM April 24, 2009 02:33PM reply | quote
posted by ScottM

these are great David, love the colors.
Scott
Re: Dandelions posted by SKF April 25, 2009 11:49AM reply | quote
posted by SKF

Great series David.

I'm going to go stacking some lenses too. Your results here are fantastic.

Cheers

steve
Re: Dandelions posted by juznobsrvr April 26, 2009 11:15AM reply | quote
posted by juznobsrvr

Stunning. I wish I could do that. Nicely done, David.
Re: Dandelions posted by BearWoodsDavid April 27, 2009 12:42AM reply | quote
posted by BearWoodsDavid

Thanks again for the kind comments. I was PMing the other day and thought how cool it would be to add more dandelions to the thread so we can see the progression of spring across the lands.

David Akoubian
www.bearwoodsphotography.com

"Time is a wonderful healer, but a really bad beautician" - Unknown
Re: Dandelions posted by Crabcakes April 27, 2009 12:19PM reply | quote
posted by Crabcakes

These are from early June of '08.

Did all kinds of things wrong here:

-Shot directly into the sun.
-Used the Origianl LB--some might see that as "wrong" due the obvious chromatic aberrations (which I LOVE).
-Had Three Macro Lenses attached (yet more Un-Coated Chromatic Yumminess).
-Heck, half the time I didn't even have my eye on the view-finder!

Thanks to David for allowing this Dandy Lion Thread Invasion!

Johnny Crabcakes

"Failure is the key to success;
Each mistake teaches us something."
--Morihei Ueshiba

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