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Hold On to Spring by FramedByNature Hold On to Spring by FramedByNature
Canon PowerShot SD1000

Oh man spring is here! And so are all those dandelion shots you've been seeing on dA lately =D I'm sure you're sick of them, but I figured I'd have a go at it anyway. Not too bad for my second attempt I'd say :)
I used the "left hand brace" technique, in which you hold the subject in your left hand, holding the camera with your right hand and bracing it on your left wrist. This essentially "bonds" the subject and the camera to the same plane, which reduces blur caused by camera shake. I used digital macro mode, white balance set to cloud, and dropped the exposure by about 1/3 step to prevent loss of detail on the bright dandelion head.

Please tell me what you think! :dance:
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:iconcafouilleuse:
Cafouilleuse Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Waaaw !
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:icongoobalina:
Goobalina Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Your photos are beautiful!!
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GrimoireHeart Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
hi, what kind of lens do you use ?
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:iconolejka002:
olejka002 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
it is fanrastic! ;D
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:iconoxymento:
oxymento Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL Billy, I just had stop right here while browsing your folder...every new photo that pops up elicits a "Come ON!!" from me. Your work is incredible. Just incredible. The best I've seen. :eager:
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student Photographer
Haha, that's the nicest thing I've heard all day. Thank you so much! :highfive:
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Nadekyou Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Every time I see this photo my eyes grows like WOW every time again xD
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Student Photographer
:XD:
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ChocoEliss Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
wow. beautiful !
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconnadekyou:
Nadekyou Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Wow I love the details ^^
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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BusyBeePhotography Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Awesome colors!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks =D
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darialiveson99 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011   Photographer
amazing. i love the slight bokeh effect. oh and beautiful concept and title!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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:iconilluzie:
Illuzie Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
:heart:
"Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring? " -- Neltje Blanchan

Featured: [link] :aww:
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you :hug:
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:iconlimited-effects:
limited-effects Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
your micros are amazing!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you! ;)
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truessence Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
You take pictures professionals wish they could do in their career.
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks for your kind words! :boogie:
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eroeheadron Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! You got it at just the right moment! The focusing is wonderful! Nice job!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks! :highfive:
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:iconeroeheadron:
eroeheadron Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are definitely welcome!
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JennytheTurtle Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student Photographer
Amazing! :D
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks! =D
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CedaCo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
I featured you here for simple beauty: [link] :heart:
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Photographer
:thanks:
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bypolar-bear Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Though I like the look of a single seed clinging still.. the over saturated look is a little harsh for me and I would probably darken the background a little so the feathery hairs of the seed could captivate the attention better.

The the framing is perfect and the title is also lovely.
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks. I see what you mean by the colors maybe being too saturated. Looks decent on my screen though. Could be a little too bright :shrug:
Thank you :)
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bypolar-bear Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, that is the problem with digital... things look different on different screens. :laughing: But oh well. It probably looks great printed though since things get darker when printed sometimes.
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Devachi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
beautiful
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student Photographer
:thanks:
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KiraGmork Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Wonderful!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks!
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Chibi-Kiwi93 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG. WOW!
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Photographer
:thanks:
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dancincow161 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Oh man. This is gorgeous. I love it! Killer focus and the bokeh, :faint: I love the colors! Wonderful composition, very nice work!
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you so much! Glad you like it :)
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FeuerKnight Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks =D
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FeuerKnight Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
you're welcome =D
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful entry!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks! I've gotta get off my lazy butt and submit more entries =D
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL...
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Taboo77 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student General Artist
jesus do you have to be better than me at everything!?! ><
Your skill totally blows my skill out of the water but I like to pretend I compete with the best of deviantart XD cause I'm crazy :)
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Photographer
:XD: Just keep practicing! :)
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Taliris Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
so awesome; EPIC stuff!
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot SD1000
Shutter Speed
1/79 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Apr 21, 2008, 2:34:50 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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1mm
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