Sunday, 24 October 2010

Macro Monday: It is all Rather Seedy.....

Apparently, I have my lazy-arse hat back firmly on my head. I was going to go outside and take some photos this week, but then it rained, then it was cold, then, well, it was sunny for a while, but I decided that I really ought to try my hand at drywalling instead. Turns out that I am crap at drywalling - where on earth has all my patience gone? I thought the young were supposed to be the impetuous and impatient ones, the ones with the attention spans of goldfish. Well, it turns out that my attention span is more like that of a midge (is a very small midge a midget!?! See, there you go, veering off topic after just a couple of sentences. How on earth did I ever get a PhD!?!). Anyhoo, back to the plot ........ well, there isn't one really. This is just a longwinded way of saying that I have no new photos for this week, so I have delved into my photo library and picked this:



Then, just to show that I did put a little bit of effort into the photo, I did this:



Then, I got sidetracked playing with the hue and saturation sliders and ended up with this:



Whooooaaaa, psychedelic, man!

For photos where people have actually applied themselves and invested much more effort than me, go here.

31 comments:

jay said...

Hahaha! I love it! I particularly like the middle one, but how could you not love the hippie dandelion at the bottom?

I know exactly what you mean about attention spans, by the way.

Kim, USA said...

Love this!!
Macro Monday

Evelyn said...

Nice photos.

Kala said...

I like the detail in the second image.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

You've given new meaning to "hippie weed." Love what you did with all the pics. Well done

GrandmaK said...

OOOH!! Well done! the one picture looks like fiber optics!!! I really like this! Cathy

EG Wow said...

Neat close ups of the dandelion seed heads. I LOVE it that you played with the colours too. What fun!

Jama said...

Lovely macro!

Hannah said...

LOL, I really like this shot and the editing you did was cool. Who knew dandelions could look so groovy LOL

Maaike said...

very nice!

leavesnbloom photography said...

The 2nd one glistens on the screen but that 3rd one is so cool.

Self Sagacity said...

Very nice...So cool the last photo in color like that.

Marie said...

Awesome! Especially the edited one.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

These remind me of my youth...how I loved to gather them and blow to watch the seeds fly so daintily across the sky!!


My macro is now posted. I'd love for you to visit if you can when time allows you to drop by....

Here is the direct link to mine.

Maboe said...

Great editing!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Thank goodness for archives, huh? Great photos and fun play with the Sliders. Entertaining post! BTW..I know a good DryWaller!

Teresa said...

great photo! The second one really grabbed me.

Suldog said...

The lovely and unfairly disparaged dandelion. I've always been a fan of any plant that provides beauty, fun, and food.

Cortes said...

Nature can be beautiful, and you have captured part of that here. The thing needs pulling though.......

Nikki . said...

Amazing... love the dandelion clock photos... the last one reminded me of fireworks...

Mama Zen said...

These are really cool!

Jess said...

lol the last one! I linked up with a dandelion shot too, thinking, "oh how cliche". Well, glad to see I'm in good company! :)

Maximillian said...

Very nice; I particularly like the creative editing with the last photo.

lisa said...

What wonderful shots! Love what you did with the last one.

SouthernSass said...

Loved your post - you made me smile! I also love the macro of the dandelion in black and white!

Icy BC said...

Oh but they turn out beautifully! I love dandelion at this stage..

Bom said...

Cool! Great work with the post-processing in the last photo.

Don't Bug Me! said...

Jay: Was I talking about attention spans !?!

Kim: Thank you!

Evelyn: Thanks!

Kala: I think I might like the second one best.

PS: Hippie indeed.

Grandma K: I immediately thought fireworks, but you are right, it does remind me of fibre optics.

EG Wow: I sometimes get a little carried away - probably because I am supposed to be doing other, more boring things.

Jama: Thank you.

Hannah: Definitely groovy!

Maaike: Thanks.

Leavesnbloom: Not exactly realistic, but cool none-the-less.

SS: Seems eveyone likes the psychedelic dandelion!

Marie: Thanks for the compliment.

Hootin': Ahh yes, those were the days.....

Maboe: That Photoshop course wasn't a complete waste of time and money then.

CTG: Hmmm, I might need the name of your drywaller - I seem to be covered in drywall compound. There is more on me and the carpet than on the wall!

Teresa: Yes, I think I like the second one best too.

Suldog: Food!?! My mum used to rub the leaves on my thumb nail to try to stop me from sucking my thumb as a child. Yuck! I have hated that taste ever since.

Cortes: Nature, plus a little helping hand from photoshop!

Nikki: I thought fireworks too.

Mama Zen: Cool in a hippy kind of way.

Jess: I loved your dandelion shot - they just make really good subjects.

Lisa: Thank you.

SS: Excellent! Good to know someone shares my sense of humour.

IcyBC: Me too!

Bom: Thanks!

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Beautiful!!! I love the crop & am amazed at the colorful one!!!!

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

nothing as good as archives sometimes and you did a really good work on it, shows you made an effort for us ;-)

Don't Bug Me! said...

FB2010: I am so glad you left a comment - I have finally made it over 30 comments for one post! It is a first and it is all thanks to you!