Flower Photo Competition 2 2013 : Entry Number 924

Judges Comment

After looking at so many of the submitted flower photographs, when this image came up - I immediately know, that this is going to be the winner! It brings it all down to the point. The simplicity of showing one seed is strong in appearance, as well as strong in its symbolism. How wonderful it starts all pointy at the bottom and opens up to its fullest on the top. Ready to fly off ... Just amazing!

Photographers Comment

My name is Ivan Holmedal and a Norwegian based amateur photographer. It was really cool to win this competition and with this shot. It is part of my "365 moments" project, a picture a day in 2013. You can follow my project on my website and my facebook page. This is was number 154 and shot 3. of June. I used my Sony A99 and a good old Minolta 50mm macro lens. It is post processed in Lightroom4, where I adjusted contrast and lower the dark areas, as I wanted the seed to be like a silhouette against the blue sky, with light tones. I love the simplicity of the dandelion seeds :) Cheers :)