What is the time?

Not selected for Google Earth or Google Maps [?]

Comments (17)

Derek Geer on July 6, 2014

Brings back memories of childhood. Regards Derek

Nick Weall on July 6, 2014

Derek Geer Well we all need that now and then Derek ~ All the best ~ nick

skida on July 6, 2014

They are wonderful things close-up these dandelion clocks. Well taken Nick.


Nick Weall on July 6, 2014

skida ~ So accurate too Keith ~~~ simply timeless craftsmanship

Sarah O on July 8, 2014

I feel like it is 5 after 7 dear Nick! :) but nonetheless, it IS "Time" for me to catch up with you, and so many others, and will when I can find time!
"Timely wishes" and a hug too my friend, QofC:) warmest wishes, ~~Sarah~~ with my like attached!

Nick Weall on July 8, 2014

*Sarah O * ~ I think it must be time for tea and cakes dear Sarah :~)Enjoy the summer and save Pano for the cold winter months perhaps :~) Hope you are well and that Mr O is looking after you ~ Hugs and best wishes to you ~ nick

Nadia Kushnir on July 12, 2014


Nick Weall on July 12, 2014

Nadia Kushnir Thanks ~~~ :~)

Steve. D on July 13, 2014

Hello Nick i have opened this to full size and it looks like 09:29:05 to me :))

another well taken shot my friend and what fantastic detail held within .. YS-L for sure

best wishes .. steve

Nick Weall on July 13, 2014

Steve. D I reckon you rang the speaking clock Steve thanks for the YSL this must be a swiss movement ~ All the best ~ nick

Steve. D on July 13, 2014

HA HA i rang the "Extra info" :))


Sarah O on July 13, 2014

well, Nick, you see there who turns out to be a "smartie pants" :)))

Nick Weall on July 13, 2014

Steve. D oh that is so easy Steve :~)

Sarah O ~ See what you mean Sarah :~))))

Peter_private_box on July 18, 2014

Hi Nick,

You really do excel at this kind of shot, an everyday scene which you have turned into a beautiful picture. As for the time, well I have known people purposely set the time on their camera clocks wrong, so maybe a better method might be to start from an average diameter of the flower, calculate the angle of the sun from the size of shadow in the photo, and using the lat/long of Chalfont St Peter, calculate what time it must have been for the sun to cast such a shadow! (Alternatively, just blow the seeds off!) Best Wishes Peter

Nick Weall on July 18, 2014

Peterprivatebox ~ LOL A great solution Peter but I suspect that your alternative is a lot easier even if less accurate :~) Have a great weekend ~ nick

stacy metcalf on July 27, 2014

Good quality macro here, Nick. Never heard of them referred to as clocks. i too looked at the full image, trying to figure how Steve read the time :) Took me a while ;) Peter's reply was hilarious, and i dare not attempt to top.

best wishes all. stacy

Nick Weall on July 27, 2014

stacy metcalf I agree that Peter's reply hits the high spots, now everything is going digital, I'm not sure what the future holds :~)

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 5, 2014
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Nick Weall
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ5
    • Taken on 2014/06/29 09:29:05
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash