Flower Photo Competition 2 2016
Winning Photo

Judges Comment

What a great example of a superb close up! The observer is drawn right into the inner of this plant. The tiny drops of water create a more three-dimensional feel to this image.

Photographers Comment

Thank you so very much for the "Mark of Excellence." I shot this dandelion at seed stage one Spring evening as it was misting rain (and very cloudy). The dandelion was in my flower garden so the greenish color is from back ground foliage. I laid flat on the ground as I photographed this with my 100 mm macro lens. I was amazed at how the water stayed perfectly in various sizes of circles. I am a very serious hobbyist photographer living in Lafayette, Indiana. Thank you again for this great honor! Lea Foster