Dandelions Winterthur Estates, Delaware - May 1, 2011 Comments and questions here 3 Comments susan on May 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm i REALLY love this ! Reply Father Dan on May 1, 2014 at 3:50 pm David, Can you tell me how you make the dark or black backgrounds that often are in your macro photographs? It would be a help for me to know. Thanks. I really like your dandelion photo! Father Dan Reply David E. LeVine on May 8, 2014 at 2:56 pm Father Dan, I use an off-camera flash for a lot of my macro shots. This provides maximum depth-of-field with a small f-stop and allows me to shoot without a tripod, as it freezes motion (both mine and the subject). This small f-stop darkens the ambient light in the background. Hope this helps. David Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.