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the.light.in.the.dark by JeanFan the.light.in.the.dark by JeanFan
the sun will rise
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Nikon D80 + Tamron 90mm F2.8. Not really sunrise; a few hours past sunrise really. 8am. My roommate was still asleep and I didn't want to do any particularly loud activities. So I took photos.

The bottom of a dandelion seed was taped onto a square vase to help hold it in place and straight. An ordinary straw with used to add the waterdrop. The waterdrop ended up touching some of the dandelion's pappus hairs, making them cohesive to the waterdrop thus deforming the waterdrop. So I had to tweeze away these wet pappus hairs to make the waterdrop look round again. Minor curve editing in GIMP to darken midtones.

Yes there is some glare due to the sunlight. I'm not sure why the pappus hairs seem to make rainbows :shrug: maybe they're so thin and close together that they form a diffraction grating. Who knows.
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Another one of those cliche shots I just had to try. A previous practice shot is on my FB: [link] :XD:
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:iconsweetlysurreal:
sweetlysurreal Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Gorgeous :heart:
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summersong123 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
beautiful xx
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Zakily Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Writer
simple and magical!:clap:
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OZ-G Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great!
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mintair Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
You have been featured here: [link]

Please +:heart: this article that also others can find these beautiful picks:heart:
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scharskowitz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
beautiful!!!
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lithium-reverie Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
It's very beautiful, your efforts definitely payed off. C:
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cha0tic-kittie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
This picture is really beautiful too ! The colours are amazing, the drop makes me thing about the hearth of the dandelion
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:iconhead-in-the-cloud:
head-in-the-cloud Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010   Photographer
perfect macro!
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xbewilderedsoulx Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I love the warm feeling: )
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:iconxbewilderedsoulx:
xbewilderedsoulx Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I love the warm feeling: )
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Earth-Hart Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great piece of work, m'deer :clap:
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cuteebutterfly Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
how i wish i can take photos like this
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love1008 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
subtle :hug:
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Ludinette Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
This shot is so beautiful... The composition, the light, the subject...
I just love it.
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ChibiMoonX Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Featured here: [link] :love:
Please fave the article to help spread the word!!! :heart:
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JaschaVeruschka Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
I love that you related the effect to diffraction gratings.
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tiffany1010200 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
wonderful picture. very simply beautiful.
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Nariku Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Beautiful shot :)
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LeashaAHooker Featured By Owner May 7, 2010   Photographer
It's beautiful! Love the lighting on this! :heart:
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:iconfaithis:
FaithIS Featured By Owner May 6, 2010   Traditional Artist
you made something so annoying like a dandelion into something so beautiful. this is why we have photographers.
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Mrodriqez Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
nice
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IBANEZRG270 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Buena foto! (niiice)
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:iconyanagi-no-yume:
Yanagi-no-Yume Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Looks beautiful!
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:iconnirelleth:
Nirelleth Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Very beautiful. Love the focus! Beautiful light too!
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:iconlionique:
Lionique Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
Ohhhh so lovely :heart:
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:iconjfkpaint:
jfkpaint Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
delicate beauty. a new life form. A fragile drop of water the strongest structure in the composition. Wonderful vision
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: :thanks:
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CarolineCherry Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Cliche maybe, but still very beautiful.
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prewarmadness Featured By Owner May 5, 2010   Writer
wonderful.
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:iconnecuno:
Necuno Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
it's really nice.
not many people would notice the huge effort little things need.
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Noodels44 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010   General Artist
So so so stunning! I love your photography for it's simple beauty!
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JeanFan Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :giggle:
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:iconnoodels44:
Noodels44 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010   General Artist
the pleasure is mine! You're very talented
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XenoPhotography Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
wow =D
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KWLynch Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it! Simple yet beautiful for it, and the colours, no matter how they came to be, are wonderful. :)

Thanks, too, for taking the time to explain how you came up with the shot. It's appreciated.
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JeanFan Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:highfive:
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Characol Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That's amazing! The effort you put into it is just...wow. O:
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Sidtheodd1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! :D
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silvia-kranjec Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
just awesome
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darkmag07 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Artist
Whatever the reason, it looks awesome when the colors shine like that. The background is just the right color to make the effect really stand out.

Nice job!
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Lee-mon Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
So amazing *_*
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D80
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90 mm
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100
Date Taken
May 4, 2010, 4:26:27 PM

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