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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-16
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 300 F4 IS USM & 1.4 Converter
Exposure: f/16, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-16 11:02
Viewed: 2890
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Something a little different for me with this posting . I dont think i have posted a wild flower for a very long time. This was growing in the garden.

Have a nice weekend to you all .
Information taken from Wikipedia.

The species of Taraxacum are tap-rooted biennial or perennial herbaceous plants, native to temperate areas of the Old World.

The leaves are 5–25 cm long or longer, simple and basal, entire or lobed, forming a rosette above the central taproot. The flower heads are yellow to orange colored, and are open in the daytime but closed at night. The heads are borne singly on a hollow stem (scape) which rises 4–75 cm[6] above the leaves and exudes a milky sap (latex) when broken. A rosette may produce several flowering stems at a time. The flower heads are 2–5 cm in diameter and consists entirely of ray florets. The flower heads mature into a spherical "clocks"[7] containing many single-seeded fruits called achenes. Each achene is attached to a pappus of fine hairs, which enable wind-aided dispersal over long distances.

The flower head is surrounded by bracts (sometimes mistakenly called sepals) in two series. The inner bracts are erect until the seeds mature, then flex downward to allow the seeds to disperse; the outer bracts are always reflexed downward. Some species drop the "parachute" from the achenes; the hair-like parachutes are called pappus, and they are modified sepals. Between the pappus and the achene, there is a stalk called a beak, which elongates as the fruit matures. The beak breaks off from the achene quite easily, separating the seed from the parachute.

Dandelion leaves are believed to have a diuretic effect as they increase salt and water excretion from the kidneys.

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Hello Nick,
Excellent composition with razor sharp details and vivid colours.
Perfect focus and clarity. Lovely background and exceptional contrast.
Have a nice weekend!

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-04-16 11:23]

Hi Nick,
Splendid macro.
Amazing detail and contrast of magnificent colors.
But let's not forget that BG and high class. A super composition.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Nicolas
Unusual indeed capture from you!
Wonderful dandelion, great details and colors.
Light and BG is fantastic!

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2010-04-16 11:35]

Merhaba Nick,
Excellent macro and details Nick. Very good composition, cheers. Best regards,

hello Nick

excellent photo of this beautiful flower with his petals like sun rays,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details,
i went to see in the exifs and it is written : « Flash did not fire »
i taught you obtained this with the Flash, the background
darkened and the foreground in the light, TFS


Hello Nicholas,
Finally the sun is shining... your flower is like the sun. Wonderful colors, sharp details and good BG.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-04-16 12:46]

Hi Nick,when there aren't butterfly,birds or insect i make a pic like that...eheheh...a pic of a desperate photographer!This happen's at me,but i don't think the same for you.You put your whole class even in this simple picture, and the result is excellent, a great contrast between the yellow and black and super details.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano.

Hi Nick,

A stunning shot, colours compliment each other, focus as usual spot on. Nice to see someone take a nice picture of what we sometimes regard as a weed in our gardens,

TFS have a nice weekend, Bill

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-04-16 15:59]

Hi Nick,

A beautiful dandelion macro and it certainly is different from your usual posts. The petals are just wonderful with razor sharp details of each and every one of them. The golden color against the black background is very dramatic and striking. You ought to do more like this!


Bonjouir Nick
Oui, elles sont belles ces fleurs si particuličres. Ton image en montre un exemplaire de toute beauté, un peu comme un soleil. J'ai bien hate a cet été pour en voir de superbes.
Merci et au revoir...JP

Hello Nicholas,
You have forwarded all your technical skills up to this flower! congratulations, a picture perfect! Greetings! TFS Happy WE!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-04-16 21:22]

Slendid composition!

Hello Nick
I see that you dash into the floral photo..
And it is a big success
Thank you for this bouquet in the shape of sun

Hi Nick,

Brilliant shot of this wonderful dandelion flower, looks very professional. The exposure and clarity are also perfect MF!
TFS and have a nice WE!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-17 1:12]

Hello Nick,
Very beautiful photo of this Dandelion in superb light and splendid colours. The contrast against the dark BG is very beautiful. Excellent sharp detailed.

Ciao Nick, beautiful flower with wonderful natural colors, great light, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good week end my friend, ciao Silvio

Esta especialidad en macro es nueva para tí jeje. Elegiste una difícil toma como es el Taraxacum, que por cierto resolviste bien.
Un abrazo y buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

Ciao Nicholas. Fantastic pic with right contrast and splendid colours. Like a paint MF!


Hello Nicholas
an absolutly beautiful shot !!
the color of the flower are luminous thanks the superb lighting on the yellow petals, it's like a sun in the night
Have a great sunday

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-19 2:28]

Hi Nicholas,
a very lively and beautiful presentation of this dandelion.
You have composed it so lovely and beautiful making me forget that this is a weed. But you make it so good and that tells me what photography is all about.
The beauty in composition.


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