|Copyright: Pearl Rynjah (Pearl)
|Date Taken: 2009-04-09|
|Camera: Canon 400D Digital, Canon 18-55 Kit Lens|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-05-06 6:29|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
This is a shot of a dandelion shot in a windy yet sunny day. It was standing strong against the wind. It got my attention when i saw a few of it's feathered like structure flew pass me.It was a wonderful sight.
A number of species of Taraxacum are regarded as seed dispersed weeds or ruderals, especially the Common dandelion (T. officinale), which has been introduced over much of the temperate world as a lawn weed. After pollination and flowering is finished, the dandelion flower dries out for a day or two and then the seed-bearing parachutes expand and lift out of the dried flower head. The dried part of the flower drops off and the parachute ball opens into a full sphere. The parachute drops off when the seed strikes an obstacle. Often dandelions are observed growing in crevices near a wall; when the blowing fruits hit the wall, the feathery pappi comes off, dropping the dandelion seeds to the base of the wall or into a crevice. After the seed is released, the parachutes lose their feathered structure and take on a fuzzy, cotton-like appearance, often called "dandelion snow."
Here are few scientific information that might be useful.
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Nice shot of this fragile and beautiful
dandelion. I also like the colorful DOF.
Congratulations, dear Pearl :o)
beautiful macro shot of this dandelion taken with good sharpness and lighting, i like the colours and the blurred BG.
- [2009-05-12 6:14]
a lovely capture with good blury background to make the details well seen.
I like this simple shot, very nice shines.
- [2009-05-17 12:50]
A fine sharp macro of a dandelion-type flower that has come into seed. I like the POV and central composition against a pleasingly coloured OOF Bg.
Thanks and best regards,
Beautiful image with tact sharp shallow focus. The silenced background works well in bringing out the details of the flower.
TFS and best regards,