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Dandelion


Dandelion
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Copyright: Pearl Rynjah (Pearl) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-09
Categories: Flowers
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
Viewed: 3297
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends,

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.

Scientific classification:

Kingdom: Plantae
Angiosperms
Eudicots
Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cichorieae
Genus: Taraxacum


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Nice shot of this fragile and beautiful
dandelion. I also like the colorful DOF.
Congratulations, dear Pearl :o)

Regards,
Bruno

Hello Pearl,
beautiful macro shot of this dandelion taken with good sharpness and lighting, i like the colours and the blurred BG.
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-05-12 6:14]

Hi Pearl,
a lovely capture with good blury background to make the details well seen.
I like this simple shot, very nice shines.

regards,
Foozi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-17 12:50]

Hello Pearl,
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,
Ivan

Hi Peral,

Beautiful image with tact sharp shallow focus. The silenced background works well in bringing out the details of the flower.

TFS and best regards,
Jusni

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