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Old Nov 25, 2009, 6:57 PM   #1
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I don't know the scientific / Latin name for these things, but they are what we used to call "wishes" as children. Often they (when open) are about the size of a golf ball, but lately I've noticed a lot of extra large ones - the size of a tennis ball.

So first is the "full head" shot... showing all those little 'wishes' spread evenly around the flower's centre. So delicately poised and posed... ready for someone to make a wish and blow the seeds into the air.....
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Here is one of those seeds, separated from the 'mother flower' - floating so gently as they do. (ready to produce another plant, if it lands in good soil.... perhaps....)

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We call that a dandelion plant. Its a noxious weed. But in its seeding state like this looks nice but is still a pest. In Canada the head is more white than brown. You have really captured it well. And that second shot of the seed floating around is really good. How did you manage that shot?
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Ah yes, that's also a dandelion? I was not sure... so thanks for clarifying. It's also a pest here! Yes, the more common (& smaller) ones are more white than brown. Still I like to blow the seeds (even if I'm aiding a weed spread!).

Ok... secret how I got the 2nd shot.... I cloned out a bit of a pointy leaf of big grass which was 'holding it up' (I placed it very carefully on that blade). I'll try to search for my original (on another PC) - and show you.

Bynx, I thought you'd be one to ask 'how'.... and as you always share your techniques so generously, am only compelled to oblige and spills the beans! ha ha...

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love the floating seed, great capture
we call them dandilions too, and people used to say if you handle them they make you want to pee.
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love the floating seed, great capture
we call them dandilions too, and people used to say if you handle them they make you want to pee.
Just looking at it makes me want to go.
Thanks for spilling the beans. Its such an incredible shot. But when you explain it, it sounds so simple. I think that speaks of your cloning talents. I couldnt tell at all.
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Hmmmm... I can't say I've ever correlated dandelions and needing to go... but there you go! Interesting, kazuya. Thanks for your comments too.

Bynx, here is a crop of the original. I'm sure a wizzard like you could do this in 5 seconds flat... so anyway I appreciate your kind compliment on the cloning.

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