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On Dandelion

On Dandelion
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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ, 38-380mm built-in, Kenko Skylight1B+Raynox DCR250
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-13 0:38
Viewed: 4443
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The word Dandelion comes from the French name for the plant dents de lion. This means teeth of the lion and refers to the jagged edges of the leaf of the plant.

The other French name for this plant is pis-en-lit, in English this means wet the bed. Dandelions deserve this name because their greens, when eaten, remove water from the body. So eating the greens could cause someone to well… you can guess the rest. Not recommend for a bedtime snack.

The dandelion first came from Asia but it now calls the entire planet home!

Each year fifty-five tones of coffee substitutes made from roasted Dandelion roots are sold in England, Australia and Canada.

The Dandelion provides an important food source to bees. The pollen from this plant helps bees out in the spring because it flowers early and the flowers continue through to the fall providing constant food. In fact no less then 93 different kinds of insects use Dandelion pollen as food.

The Dandelion seeds are important food to many small birds.

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Hi Sochirca,
A interesting POV from behind the insect. I like the bright yellow of the Dandelion and the yellow you have placed in the frame. the insect is nice and sharp. Good shot,

selam ,for both of them excellent shot and very good composition of this lovely flower nice pov and bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done !
Regards ridvan

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-08-13 1:36]

hello Dan,
This is a very pleasant shot of this Plume moth (Pterophoridae)on the Dandelion. I like also your note on the origines of the name of the flower.
Excellent picture

Hello Dan,

Outstanding focus on the insect! The details are great and the warm colors look natural and well saturated. It is a great idea to place the subject lower in the frame. This way you avoided the middle of the frame and also made the composition more interesting. The absolutely fantastic background isolates the foreground perfectly. Excellent work! TFS!

With Friendly Regards,

Hi Sochirca,
A very good capture of this scene!
I like your frontal POV and the way the insect is feeding on the flower.
I found very interesting the different names of the flowers in french and its histories.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hallo Sochirca
I accidently stumbled accross this image and I find it appealing and lovely to look at. It has a very sunny and cheerful look to it, and although you do not mention the insect it is rather interesting. I captured something similar but it is not as clear as yours. Maybe that is why I like this one on the yellow flower so much. The clarity makes it more appreciative. It is a lovely image presented in a pleasant manner.
Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

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