Appreciating Deeply, Photos of Flora Dandelion, Echo Bay ON 18 July 2017 05 October 2017 Flowers 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. Worst Song. Ever. Dandelion Redux, Echo Bay ON 9 Comments Tom Watson 23 July 2017 at 12:06 pm 3 years ago How intricate! Tom Isabel Gibson 23 July 2017 at 12:19 pm 3 years ago Tom – I hate dandelions, but I love their seed heads. Jim Taylor 23 July 2017 at 3:27 pm 3 years ago 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 23 July 2017 at 7:28 pm 3 years ago 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. Judith Umbach 23 July 2017 at 5:49 pm 3 years ago Excellent shot! Love the graphic look. Isabel Gibson 23 July 2017 at 7:29 pm 3 years ago Judith – Many thanks. Laurna Tallman 23 July 2017 at 9:01 pm 3 years ago 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! Isabel Gibson 23 July 2017 at 10:26 pm 3 years ago Laurna – I’m delighted that you like it. Comments are closed.