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Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 287] (2073)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-25
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-25 4:16
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Points: 14
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Common Dandelion
(Taraxacum officinale)
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Botanical: Taraxacum officinale (WEBER)
Family: N.O. Compositae
Parts Used Medicinally
Chemical Consitiutents
Medicinal Action and Uses
Preparations and Dosages
---Synonyms---Priest's Crown. Swine's Snout.
The Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale, Weber, T. Densleonis, Desf; Leontodon taraxacum, Linn.), though not occurring in the Southern Hemisphere, is at home in all parts of the north temperate zone, in pastures, meadows and on waste ground, and is so plentiful that farmers everywhere find it a troublesome weed, for though its flowers are more conspicuous in the earlier months of the summer, it may be found in bloom, and consequently also prolifically dispersing its seeds, almost throughout the year.
---Description---From its thick tap root, dark brown, almost black on the outside though white and milky within, the long jagged leaves rise directly, radiating from it to form a rosette Iying close upon the ground, each leaf being grooved and constructed so that all the rain falling on it is conducted straight to the centre of the rosette and thus to the root which is, therefore, always kept well watered. The maximum amount of water is in this manner directed towards the proper region for utilization by the root, which but for this arrangement would not obtain sufficient moisture, the leaves being spread too close to the ground for the water to penetrate.

The leaves are shiny and without hairs, the margin of each leaf cut into great jagged teeth, either upright or pointing somewhat backwards, and these teeth are themselves cut here and there into lesser teeth. It is this somewhat fanciful resemblance to the canine teeth of a lion that (it is generally assumed) gives the plant its most familiar name of Dandelion, which is a corruption of the French Dent de Lion, an equivalent of this name being found not only in its former specific Latin name Dens leonis and in the Greek name for the genus to which Linnaeus assigned it, Leontodon, but also in nearly all the languages of Europe.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-25 4:47]

Hi Raimundo.How i like this pic.The drops make the difference.Beautiful dandelion,very good point of view and fantastic sharpness,details and composition.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-02-25 5:50]

Olà Raimundo !
Nice to see on TL :)
Great macro my friend, very well composed.
Excellent sharpness and fine details.
The droplets add beauty to the composition.
ciao! Vanda

Hello Raimundo,
Very interesting macro, A very detailed presentation of the mature inflorescence.

hello Raimundo
very nice and sharpness composition with good light
the details are very good to see the water drops on the plant
very nice naturel colours
greeting lou

Bonjour Raimunudo,
Très belle et artistique macro ; l'effet graphique aurait pu être amplifié par un cadrage plus serré.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Raimundo.
I looked at your gallery and this, your latest entry, is a high quality image with very good composition and DOF. Very pleasing.

Hi Raimundo, bonjour,
Jolie présentation de cette Dandelion et composiiton,
Belle netteté et détails,
Excellent cliché mon ami..

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