the seeds of a dandelion, seen through their delicate parachute

Dandelion Sheer

I was just testing out the new camera (a Sony a6000) and snapped this lone dandelion in the middle of a field. Back home, just for fun, I cropped it down to a little, fuzzy sphere.

But what’s this? Seeds!  Showing through behind the sheer mesh of the parachutes! This might be worth looking at.

In the dandelion I photographed, by happy coincidence, there’s a slight gap in the curtain. It’s just enough to give us a better view underneath, yet leave the globe whole.

–So glad I didn’t have to play Horton the Elephant, sorting through mountains of dandelions in order to find just this one. It stood there all by itself: “Hey, you with the camera! Photograph me! Oo, oo! Me! ME!”

I adjusted the contrast and enhanced the sharpness a little. (At this magnification, it was out of focus enough to be unpleasant.) Otherwise, this “bugs eye view” is just what was there.

It makes me smile, and we could all use more of that, so here you go.

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What the camera saw:
dandelion sheer, as shot

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