Dandelion, Echo Bay ON

I’m not a fan of dandelions, but I like the seed heads as photographic subjects.

Finding the right place to focus in a close-up is still challenging, but sometimes I’m happy with the result.

Close-up of dandelion seed head, almost in cross-section.

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9 Responses to Dandelion, Echo Bay ON

  1. Tom Watson says:

    How intricate!

  2. Jim Taylor says:

    The ends of the fronds (I don’t know if that’s the correct term, but you’ll know what I mean) look almost like those pictures of jellyfish swimming in the sea.
    Jim T

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim – I don’t know what they’re called either, so I checked Wiki: “The flower heads mature into spherical seed heads called blowballs or clocks (in both British and American English) 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.” Umm, I still don’t know. But I like the jellyfish imagery.

  3. Judith Umbach says:

    Excellent shot! Love the graphic look.

  4. Laurna Tallman says:

    This shot is magical. It reminds me of the kinds of things I would notice when my eyes were young. The brain shock delights. The picture includes satisfying details like the dandelions in the background at earlier stages of their life cycle. Or, if that’s not what they actually are, the notion is evoked. The colour, form, shape, and size contrasts in the background trees are splendid, too. You have every reason to be happy. And, you have made us happy, too!

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