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The Mane Attraction

 

A dandy-lion is ready to roar.

March madness continues!



The Mane Attraction

 

A dandy-lion is ready to roar.

March madness continues!



comments (53)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 26 Mar 2012, 00:42
Great detail
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage.
...... >> R O A R !! ... The light is so nice here Ginnie.
The last 2 days have brought out all the tree buds and spring flower blossoms. I'm going out tomorrow to take pix!
Ginnie Hart: The same here in the Netherlands, Jacquelyn. It's Spring, finally! Thanks, Jacquelyn.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Mar 2012, 02:28
Milkweed...in all its glory!

Nicely done, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ray.
  • Marie LC
  • United States
  • 26 Mar 2012, 06:53
Nice work of texture. The spring is come back !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Marie. Yes, spring is finally here!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Mar 2012, 06:55
Absolute delightful paardenbloem/dandelion.
Love the play of words in the title.
Wonderful texture.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. We saw a lot of these over the weekend and I knew spring had finally arrived here in the Netherlands!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Mar 2012, 07:00
an unusual photograph of a dandylion - almost looking like an art object!
Ginnie Hart: I was playing with my macro lens again, Philine. smile Bedankt.
  • khalil
  • Germany
  • 26 Mar 2012, 07:10
Superbe fleur de lumière, magnifiques couleurs et très beau et doux rendu.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Khalil. Merci.
This is probably our summer grin

Nice light on that flower Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Bill. Hopefully we'll all have some spring before summer. So far so good for us! Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Mar 2012, 08:11
Very nice Ginnie: it's all springing into life here too
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. Exactly. You should have seen Astrid over the weekend...out in the sun every minute she could grab!
Gorgeous light Ginnie & I really like your processing here smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Magdalena.
very painterly Ginnie, it works very well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Juan Carlos. I always wanted to be a painter. smile
Wonderful photograph of this derided plant Ginnie. I like the wit iin the title.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sir Chad. I'm glad you caught the play on words. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 26 Mar 2012, 09:23
Such gorgeous light in this! And - I love how you've used a texture overlay to highlight the color.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Marcie.
You've made something very simple look very beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. Playing around with the macro lens and then with textures!
a gorgeous treatment Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 26 Mar 2012, 10:40
A beautiful capture Ginnie with marvelous light, colours and textures. Beautifuly captured and presented.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Laurette.
Wonderful details Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. Merci.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 26 Mar 2012, 12:07
and i thought i was the only one to LIKE dandelions lol... this is a lovely tribute smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Elaine. Thank you. smile
  • Antoine
  • Germany
  • 26 Mar 2012, 12:12
Superb photo and great détail and nice work of texture. Have a lovely day Ginnie. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Antoine. Merci.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Mar 2012, 12:41
Wonderful to see Ginnie! Good presentation of the Mane smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. smile
You outdid yourself with this one again Ginnie. Wonderful!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Wim.
Your top-notch treatment elevates this macro to another realm, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, dear Beverly. Thank you.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Mar 2012, 13:55
A rather nice 'old' feel to this.
Ginnie Hart: Those dandelions are as old as dirt, John! smile Thanks.
Shhhhh don't wake him up... he has a large pride just ready to join in the hunt Ginnie... nice shot and treatment....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. smile
nice and colorful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Joshi.
Very nice shot Ginnie. Great use of shallow DOF
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear sir.
Superb detail, colour and processing, Ginnie. Even common weeds can be exceptional. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Roz, and I so agree!
Delicately presented Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sir Richard.
  • sherri
  • Germany
  • 26 Mar 2012, 15:53
lovely and beautifully processed
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sherri.
A fine shot Ginnie, but these wretched plants (weeds) are the bane of our front lawn, we just can't entirely get rid of them.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Brian, but I just read something about all their many benefits. Maybe you shouldn't fight them?

"The dandelion plant is a beneficial weed, with a wide range of uses, and is even a good companion plant for gardening. Its taproot will bring up nutrients for shallower-rooting plants, and add minerals and nitrogen to soil. It is also known to attract pollinating insects and release ethylene gas which helps fruit to ripen."
Wonderful wordplay and a great pic!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Larry. It's always fun if there's a good wordplay!
Ha... So that's a dandy daddy lion-mane?
Or a dandy daddy lion-tooth? smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Take your pick, LC! grin
Fine shot and presentation, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tom.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 26 Mar 2012, 22:02
A handof Nature... a brush from Earth
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Oscar. I like that. Gracias.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 26 Mar 2012, 23:00
Wow love this Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Frida. I think you've inspired me. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Mar 2012, 00:17
She is a beauty smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Cherry.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Mar 2012, 01:17
Dandy lions don't roar, they purr. Otherwise they wouldn't be dandy smile A hairy conversion - like it.
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Louis. You've given me a good start to this Tuesday morning. grin Thanks.
  • rian
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 27 Mar 2012, 02:02
the dof makes it looks like it's floating! nice shot! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2012, 04:57
surreal.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Paule.
Very nice image here- the processing is so interesting! Did you bracket your teams Ginnie? Down to the final 4!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. And NO, I didn't bracket anything...just watching from the sidelines. My team is the U. of Michigan, of course, but when they're out of the picture, I actually root for Michigan State, our arch rival. BUT, that's okay when it comes to basketball (not football), because they're the better team. And my sibs went there. Too bad they didn't make it to the Final 4!
quite cool
nice presentation
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rob.
fascinating macro interpretation interesting texture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fabrizio. Grazie.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Mar 2012, 10:39
Great texture and work on this one Ginnie superb capture.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Peter.
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2012, 11:06
The use of texture on this takes the lowly dandelion to a whole new artistic level. Nice image. Love the title!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Sue. This was fun. smile
  • tede
  • France
  • 27 Mar 2012, 15:18
A work of art you created Ginnie, a true wonder! Nice day.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
  • Anyes
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2012, 16:07
I am glad Spring finally arrived your way too. I love the play on words and your textures, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Anyes. Thank you. smile
I love the background it so sets off the flower.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Martin.
Magnifique Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland. Merci.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 28 Mar 2012, 21:44
Great title
Good macro
...and an excellent idea
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. smile
Superb! Dynamite processing.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Jack, for backtracking. That means a lot.
  • Jany
  • France
  • 29 Mar 2012, 12:23
Superbe cette fleur de pissenlit prise en macro.Bien vu,bonne journée...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jany! Merci.
A really beautiful picture, Ginnie.
The dark background highlights this colorful flower.
The composition and treatment are very successful. Take care.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart! Thank you. Merci.
I so love the layering process you've used here!
Ginnie Hart: You sure have made my day, Lady! Thank you.

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