Dandelion Blues

© Heather K. McFarland

Dandelion Blues

Sherri Conley 7/14/2003 5:54:24 AM

Whoa! Heather, this is FANTASTIC! #45885

Debbie S. 7/14/2003 6:06:18 AM

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the blue, the texture and the subject and composition...exceptional image! Did you apply any PS...just curious about the blue tint and the texture? #141848

Heather K. McFarland 7/14/2003 6:11:23 AM

Thanks Sherri and Debbie! No PS work except tone curve and sharpening. I took that in the deep shade outside and that is what my auto WB came up with. I changed it to shade after the first couple of shots and got a more nature green color, but I actually liked the blue tint better of the two! #141852

Bill Morgenstern 7/14/2003 6:12:47 AM

Super Shot! I really like the non-traditional perspective you have chosen for this subject. Color good, texture and lighting, ditto! #141854

Debbie S. 7/14/2003 6:15:09 AM

Thanks Heather...hmmm...I'll have to keep in mind the auto white balance...I agree, the blue has an etherial quality to it. #141855

Jill Battaglia 7/14/2003 6:19:51 AM

Wonderful!! :-) #141856

Gina Harmeyer 7/14/2003 6:38:02 AM

What an amazing and creative shot! Great job Heather! #141861

Judith G. Secco 7/14/2003 7:11:17 AM

This is just great, Heather. Wonderful job. #141877

Susana Matos 7/14/2003 8:33:47 AM

This is gorgeous, wonderful job! Cheers from Portugal, Su #141943

Leanne M.E. Boyd 7/14/2003 8:41:05 AM

Great shot, Heather. I like the blue cast, texture, perspective and composition. A winner in my eyes. #141947

Lori Ditlefsen 7/14/2003 9:12:48 AM

This should do well in the contest. Dito what everyone else said. Well done. #141979

Linda Slater 7/14/2003 11:58:04 AM

Very creative dandy Heather #142046

Shirley L. Carpenter 7/14/2003 1:07:47 PM

Excellent image Heather....Looks like a winner to me........I love it!!!!! #142088

David Goldberg 7/22/2003 3:08:21 AM

Heather, this is tremendous!! Did you sharpen in RGB mode or Lab using the lightness channel?
Thanks for the photo:)

Kamal Chilaka 7/23/2003 5:46:38 AM

lovely image! keep experimenting. #148615

Heather K. McFarland 7/23/2003 6:14:02 AM

Thank you everyone. David, I sharpened using Fred Mirandas PS actions for the D1X in RGB mode. #148663

MILISSA R. PENNINGTON 8/6/2003 12:24:11 PM


Kathleen R. Struckle 8/6/2003 10:37:30 PM

Heather, Fantastic Photo. I love the color. Great work. Kathy S. #159173

Lou Lazerson 8/8/2003 10:46:38 PM

Hi Heather,
Your photo simply took my breath away.
It was so creative and imaginative on your part. I liked how you used your macro lens to shoot underneath the dandelions. Thanks for the lesson!

I, also, have a macro lens photo called
"Rose Milky Way" which is on page 20/21--flower category. I would appreciate your opinion of this photo. And, if you have time, I would invite to look at my photos on my website:joyfulphotosbylaz.com
Lou Lazerson #160830

Damian P. Gadal 8/9/2003 8:16:33 PM

S T U N N I N G !!!! #161431

Kathleen R. Struckle 8/10/2003 6:44:52 AM

Heather, Just Beautiful! Sure is a WINNER! Kathy Struckle #161830

Marla Kaufman 8/12/2003 2:03:16 PM

Cool shot !! It reminds me of something that could live under the sea or a sciecefiction image. #164010

Murry Grigsby 8/14/2003 6:39:21 PM

Congrats somemore, Heather !!! #166079

Gunther Allen 8/14/2003 11:42:23 PM

Heather- this is probably one of my favorite captures I've seen this year. It should be picture of the month and a winner in whatever contest you enter. You have such the eye for a great composition- I've learned much by watching your work! -G #166786

Dolores Neilson 8/15/2003 4:27:50 AM

Congrats Heather!! No surprises here!! Superb macro!! #167133

Kathleen R. Struckle 8/15/2003 5:31:07 AM

Congrats Heather!! It is such a Superb Photo. Kathleen Struckle #167279

Bernard B. Travers 8/15/2003 8:34:57 AM

And for this one too. Congrats. #167653

Damian P. Gadal 8/15/2003 8:35:49 AM

I love this shot! Congrats Heather! #167656

Mette Vendelboe Allison 8/15/2003 11:37:57 AM

Outstanding work, Heather! I really like it! Congrats and good luck! #168096

Jean Papo 8/16/2003 12:18:23 AM

Congratulations, Heather, on your win with this amazing photo! You have a great eye for capturing the beauty and interest in your surroundings, and the skill to do it perfectly! #168807

Colette M. Metcalf 8/16/2003 5:57:12 AM

Congrats, Heather!!! #169005

Bernard B. Travers 8/16/2003 7:43:26 AM

Gee, how many free galleries can you get. Great win, again, Heather. Good for you. Well deserved. #169183

Patrick Campbell 8/16/2003 8:35:35 AM

Congrats on your wins this month, Heather! You're building an impressive portfolio. Keep up the great work! #169258

Jean Papo 8/16/2003 9:45:45 AM

Heather, I heard through the grapevine that you have taught betterphoto classes before. If true, are you planning on teaching any more? It would be great to learn some of your techniques and get your perspective on becoming a better photographer! Congratulations again, on this great photo! It belongs in an art gallery, if it isn't already in one somewhere! #169334

Susana Matos 8/16/2003 10:02:52 AM

This was a winner for sure!! Congratulations!!!
cheers from Portugal, Su #169347

Murry Grigsby 8/16/2003 1:02:58 PM

Congratulations again on another fine win, Heather! #169516

clifton Mair 8/16/2003 1:30:59 PM

A very beautiful photograph, congrats :) #169562

Connie I. Chandler 8/16/2003 1:46:33 PM

Heather, I love this photograph! Congratulations on a well deserved WIN! #169584

Sal 8/16/2003 4:12:09 PM

Super shot, Heather. Congratulations! #169669

Barbara K. Breitsameter 8/16/2003 8:31:10 PM

You've got to be happy with this win. Well deserved! #169839

Gary H. Minish 8/16/2003 11:49:23 PM

BIG WOW shot! Very unique, creative and spectacular photo, Heather! It's magical! Congratulations on a very well deserved win! #169937

Peggy Wolff 8/17/2003 6:02:02 PM

Congrats Heather, this is an awesom shot! Pretty soon your gallery will only be made up of finalists and winners! #170694

Monika Sapek 8/18/2003 11:41:41 AM

You know how much I love this photo, Heather and Iím totally happy to see it as a winner here! Many congratulations on your wonderful win!

Andrew B. Coupe 8/19/2003 4:33:33 AM

Heather, this is a beautiful shot. A very creative take on a familiar subject. And the blue tint is perfect. Well done. #171919

Rui Filipe Rebelo Prego 8/19/2003 7:23:21 AM

SUPERB Shot, the colors are Splendid and the composition very well done! Great Shoot, congratulations !!! #172159

Zsolt Gordos 9/4/2003 12:46:54 AM

Its a fantastic shot... Really. No wonder its a winner on almost all photo contest websites Google can display... Any new shots in the pipeline? #186958

Arthur Rosch 3/9/2004 10:21:45 AM

There are so many comments here! I
want not just to admire this beautiful
dandelion shot but to speak about your
whole gallery as being the work of
a fantastic eye and flawless technique.
Oowee, you are awfully good, Heather.

art #415693

Gunther Allen 3/9/2004 10:53:32 AM

I have to ditto what Art mentioned above! Beautiful work, that I really admire! - Gunther #415747

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 2/26/2005 10:10:20 PM

Absolutely beautiful Heather!
Congrats on this well deserved win!

Best wishes, Linnea #1135925

Virginia L. Allison 8/2/2005 4:54:04 PM

Heather, this is amazing. Congrats on a well deserved win. #1669081

Janet E. Backhaus 8/25/2005 4:43:11 AM

I love this...they look like skeletal balloons. Beautiful picture.

Janet Backhaus #1764363

Elizabeth A. Johnson 9/19/2005 8:32:27 PM

This is an amazing picture!! #1857662

Alexandre Denomay 6/20/2006 4:23:55 AM

That is more than spectacular! It is perfect! #2919199

Ariel Lepor 8/13/2006 5:57:49 PM

Really cool macro, Heather!

ScrattyPhotography Blog #3159570

Margie M. Heldt 9/4/2006 9:58:31 AM

Just gorgeous! Love it!
Margie #3265242

Jose Maria S. Tan 5/9/2007 7:08:05 AM

Your image is awesome Heather. I'm new here and your photo is one of my first favorites here.

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Remi Trepanier 9/14/2007 4:01:42 PM

Amazing capture ! Terrific macro:) #4791710

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/10/2008 11:53:23 AM

I came across this stunning macro today Heather and wanted to offer my congratulations on your SPECTACULAR win!! #5474221

Naintara Jain 2/20/2008 1:00:51 PM

Stunning image.
Your gallery shows that you are a very versatile photographer. #5522650

Songbird Cline 3/1/2008 10:55:06 AM

amazing.. awesome!! #5578406

Denise Macaris 7/4/2008 11:01:59 PM

THAT is an incredible picture....I LOVE it! Great job! #6141179

Cynthia M. Wiles 7/11/2016 7:45:58 AM

Beautiful, Heather! Congrats on your ATW!! #11494465

Betty Ann Kelly 7/11/2016 5:54:23 PM

Wonderful macro! Congrats to you!!! #11494801

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60mm Micro Nikkor, 1/125 sec at F5.6.

Uploaded on 7/14/2003 5:51:17 AM

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Camera: Nikon D1X Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Winner
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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