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Dandelion and Barn by themapper Dandelion and Barn by themapper
Such a ramshackle old barn. Such vibrant and fresh flowers. Together, they make such an interesting contrast.
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mankoneko Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
you were chosen on featureday! trallalaaa!
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themapper Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
What a wonderful idea you have there with your features. Thanks for including me. :)

Taking this particular picture was fun. I got to lie down deep in the grass and dandelions to take the shot. When I got up, I was covered in yellow-orange pollen!

And yes dandelions are quite edible.
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mankoneko Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you, and you're welcome :D

that must have been wonderful! i always think that summer has arrived when i see the dandelions.

yum yum. the dandelion milk is quite horrid though. and the leaves get bitter when they're old. when i was a kid we used to dare each other to taste the milk and try to trick each other to eat old leaves saying they were wild sorrel. :XD:
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themapper Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
<shocked looks in your direction> that was a wicked thing for a kid to do ... hahahaha!

yes, it was very wondrous to lie there in all that fantastic yellow, with the warm sun coming down on me and the bees buzzing all around me everywhere. a small piece of heaven, i think. and it comes every year. i am so lucky.
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mankoneko Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
heh heh heh...
yes, kids are wicked things. =p
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marble911 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005   Photographer
What a wonderful barn, in particular with the bright blue sky and the dandelions in front. Looks very friendly. Nice composition too (except for cutting off the top bit of the roof). From a purely practical point of view, I'd have preferred this in a slightly smaller version, so that one doesn't have to zoom around that much in all directions (I generally prefer to be able to view photos on my screen in one piece :)). This would also have made the barn look a bit sharper. Other than that, I really like this!
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themapper Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005
Hm. I have had several comments to that effect, about the size, I mean. I may re-submit it, in a smaller size, to help with this. Thanks for the very thoughtful comment!
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marble911 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2005   Photographer
I guess most people like viewing pictures as a whole, in particular if detail doesn't matter that much (at least not as much as it would, say, in a macro shot of something very tiny). And I'm using a rather small screen too.
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themapper Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2005
I'll re-size it and re-submit it! Thanks for the prod!
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Epidemia Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005
yeaah it's cool
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themapper Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005
Thank you so much for your comment! And thanks for stopping by.

Best,
Russell
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abitalarming Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005   Writer
Beautiful. Barns are one of my favourite things in the world. This one is lovely.
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mistressmirandah Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
Unfortunately, my comment doesn't have any constructive criticism in it. My pictures rarely have a point to them so I'm always impressed when I remember that some people have *purpose* in theirs. All I can say is an abbreviated version of the note I sent you. It reminds me of home, and nothing is better than that feeling. *hugs again*

Mim
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themapper Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
This is perhaps one of the most intense comments I could ever have received, because I feel it directly. My thanks to you for responding.

hugs back to you.

Russ
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ArinaQuartz Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005   Writer
i love the way the barn's angled. the perspective and colors are wonderful. i think it's all been said though.... it's really really pretty. :D
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themapper Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
Why thank you missie <drops low in a 3 Musketeers flourishing bow, elegantly doffing his extravagantly feathered hat>

I'm kinda partial to it myself!

:D
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virginsuicide123 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow lovely color...

hey but that image is too big.

i feel like im actually inside the picture.

:giggle:
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themapper Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
Too big ... yeah, I guess it is. I was feeling extravagant when I uploaded. Maybe I'll downgrade it a couple times.

Did you find the bee yet?

Russ
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tinny-b Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
I love it. Thought the full view is rather large. But oh well. It's an awesome picture... Faving it ;3
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medievalgoddess Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005   General Artist
Those old barns may LOOK rickety, but they were built pretty solid to have stood this long. Those notched logs made a really good wall. ^^
The dandelions, on the other hand... are everything they seem.... soft yet prickly, and so fun to pet... I love the feel of their petals on my fingers... and the only thing you get from petting barns is splinters. :XD:
You've a good eye, I agree: the contrast between the two is wonderful.
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themapper Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
Wow! what a nice comment! Yes, that is *exactly* what I was trying to show with this contrast of textures. Thank you!
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medievalgoddess Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005   General Artist
Well.. you're welcome to enjoy my occasionally epiphanic rambling anytime! :D
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themapper Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
Enjoy-enjoy!
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Marina1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful contrast and composition. This image is so bright and friendly. Very Sharp and I love the old barn. :+fav:
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themapper Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
:) I do too. The barn is the place where we stored our potatoes while they were freshly dug up and drying. It really has a lot of charachter. I'd love to draw it, maybe in pen and ink one of these days. Might also make a nice pic reference for something like a pastels or oil pic, but that is farther away in the future.
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Marina1 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
That sounds like a wonderful idea!
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themapper Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
Thanks! I need all the encouragement I can get, these days. I am all too often imprisoned in front of my computer, a slave to one of my contracts.

Hmmm... thinks about a sketch he's been meaning to make for *months*...
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Marina1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, we all need encouragement these days! :)
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