Many of us take our back garden for granted. There is a mini world out there ready to be explored. Take this simple bedraggled Dandelion head. Most of us would not look twice but on closer inspection there is a world of detail and beauty.
The remaining seeds cling onto the head of an early summer Dandelion flower. Within 15 minutes of me capturing this image all were gone......
I used the close focussing capability of the Nikkor 24mm PC-E lens to gain the close detail in this photograph. I had the Nikon D3 tripod mounted and used the lenses largest aperture to limit the depth of field so the details in the Dandelion came through. The large aperture had the added bonus of minimising the exposure time, useful when you have flower heads swaying in the breeze!
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikkor 24mm f3.5 PC-E
Exposure: 1/50th sec @ f3.5, ISO 125