Seeds for Spring (Dandelion, Taraxacum)

fuzzy seeds hang attached to dimpled dandelion center with shriveled vegetation below

A final bunch of seeds hang intact from a dandelion. (Black and white version)

Since we have made it through the winter solstice and the days are lengthening, I thought it might be a good time to plant some seeds for spring. (Please note: this might be “false dandelion.” Not sure if it is good for salads like the “true” stuff. Second shot below plus color shots.)

wispy seeds attached to dimpled dandelion center

From above, the seeds attach resolutely to what remains of a dandelion blossom. (Black and white version)

(Just a weird enough angle, where I didn’t feel comfortable with either a portrait or landscape orientation.)

fuzzy seeds hang attached to dimpled dandelion center with shriveled vegetation below

A final bunch of seeds hang intact from a dandelion.

wispy seeds attached to dimpled dandelion center

From above, the seeds attach resolutely to what remains of a dandelion blossom.

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2 thoughts on “Seeds for Spring (Dandelion, Taraxacum)

  1. Very nice! Composition, exposure, and detail all creating very nice and interesting shots. I normally prefer color but I like the B&W shots as much as the color. To me the B&W gives the center remains of the blossom and the actual seeds an insect like vibe.

    1. Thanks, David. I tend to favor color myself but I thought the black and white made just the parts you mentioned stand out more. I do wish I could have had a little more negative space to work with but it was a pretty tight fit on the old reverse lens set up this time.

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