First Dandelion 2011

First Dandelion of 2011

Color is coming. Dandelions are painting the valley floors with gold. Up here on the mountain we have mostly colts foot instead but I am planting some dandelions – one of my favorite flowers. The animals love them too.

Outdoors: 78°F/62°F Mostly Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 67°F/53°F

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6 Responses to First Dandelion 2011

  1. Sal says:

    Oh my goodness- how many would you like? Around here they are considered nuisance weeds and the animals and ducks/geese eat around them!

  2. I love that you are actually “planting” dandelions. They are so useful. Around here we can`t get people to stop spraying them, even in the countryside.

  3. Emily says:

    I love your click and zoom photos. They show so much detail. it took me a while to realize there were two levels to the zoom on some of them that I could zoom in even further. I have saved some to my computer for wall papers on my screen. I hope you don’t mind. It also amazes me that you are using the same casio camera I have, just a little point and shoot, yet you get such increadible amazing photos! My photos never look like that. Do you have another fancier camera that perhaps you are using for photos like this?

    • You’re welcome to download and use the photos as your personal desktop images or screen savers. That is what I do and why they’re they size they are. Most modern computers can resize them on the fly to fit other screen sizes.

      Yes indeed, I am using the Casio Exilim EX-V8 compact digital camera for these photos. I’ve been using it since May of 2008. Good lighting is the number one secret. After that, picking the depth of field (Aperture) and shutter speed are the next issues. Generally the camera is pretty good at the white balance. I tend to use the 50 ASA equivalency. Bracket your shots +/- and in time you get a feel for what is going to give you a better image. I find in general it is a good idea to shoot slightly darker than the camera thinks.

  4. CountryBabe In the City says:

    Keep planting dandilions! They are my favorite flower!! I too am amazed at your photos and find it hard to believe anyone can get such good ones with an ordinary camera. I have a similar model from a different brand. You should give more tips on how to do photography. I took course on it in college so I know what your saying with f stops and all that but translating it into great art is a whole other matter. I bow to you sir!

  5. Art Blomquist says:

    We appear to by totally in synch weather wise. When I first looked at your blog I saw the state capital and thought you had done some adding on to the house!

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