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dandelion
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Copyright: John Berger (diverjohn) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 44 N: 96] (750)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Konica Minolta Dimage Z6
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-25 7:57
Viewed: 2515
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A simple close-up of a dandelion flower so common on the coast.
The name "dandelion" comes from the French "dent de leon" which means "tooth of the lion" for the similarity between the leonid fang and the flower's petal.
I like this photo for the details that are visible, and for the blue background barely visible at the bottom, which provides a visual relief from the yellow-red.

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So much yellow. As as a child we have a game which had us hold dandelions under each others nose and if it glowed yellow on their skin we would tell them they liked butter. I have no idea of the purpose of the game. Of course I was only 5-6 years old.

Women from first generations in Europe would collect these in the spring, wearing babushkas and carrying wicker baskets. I was told the leafs were spring tonic and the flowers for wine.....so....

There is nothing on earth that is simple, although I have used the word in some of my descriptions. Very nicely done. Yellow Rulz!

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