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Sepia Dandelion

Sepia Dandelion
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Copyright: ROBERTO INTILE (rintile) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 66 N: 2708] (15972)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-02
Categories: Nature, Artwork, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-08 19:01
Viewed: 2520
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The species of Taraxacum are tap-rooted biennial or perennial herbaceous plants, native to temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere of the Old World.

A half seeded dandelion clock.The leaves are 5–25 cm long or longer, simple and basal, entire or lobed, forming a rosette above the central taproot. The flower head, are yellow to orange colored, and are open in the daytime but closes at night. The heads are is borne singly on a hollow stem (scape) which rises 4–75 cm[3] 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" (also known as a "wishie") 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.


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I really like this one, Roberto. The composition is excellent with the main dandelion head off centre and the seeds filling up the rest of the frame very nicely.

Colour treatment works well - would love to know the exif data on this one, it's a very interesting shot.

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  • mansua Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 613 W: 31 N: 23] (2117)
  • [2008-10-08 19:37]

Estimado compañero, la mejor foto que te he conocido.

Felicitaciones y saludos.

  • tucancr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 42 N: 441] (3041)
  • [2008-10-08 20:21]

Hola Roberto,

Excelente presentacion, me encanta la creatividad, la luz, el uso de color sepia. Felicidades!!

Hola! Roberto
No había observado está imagen...De verdad que es bella, un momento difícil de captar. Algo diferente en tú trabajos...te felicito...Mary

such a wonderful shot, amazing timing, brilliant image, so well crafted and great idea!

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2008-10-08 21:10]

She loves me.....she loves me not....

I would prefer for less florets that flying away :D But its a nice macro :)


  • zms Gold Star Critiquer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-10-09 2:12]

Dear Roberto,
Stunning sharp capture.
Beautiful my friend
Thank You
Have a beautiful day

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-10-10 13:40]

Beautiful work, Roberto.

Hello Roberto!
Very beautiful composition!!!
Looks so nice in sepia!
Best regards!

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