In my very humble opinion, the poor dandelion really has an unfair reputation. Somewhere along the line it was declared a weed which I think is really unfair. When it is in full bloom you will not find a more magnificent yellow color in nature, of course it doesn’t hurt that yellow is my favorite color, and when it goes to seed, it really is a marvel to behold. It almost looks like an engineered dome. But sadly, it has been declared a weed which means that countless people go out of their way to kill each and every one that they see.
When I came across this specimen in my back yard yesterday I had to grab a camera and a macro lens. I also thought it would be a great subject to hone my focus stacking skills on, and after 11 shots at different focal points, this image is the final result. I don’t normally do square crops, but in this case it seems to work for me.
Oh yeah, if you think I am the only one who loves the dandelion, I thought I would share this image from the recent Procession of the Species during the 2013 Olympia Spring Arts Walk.
Speaking of the Procession of the Species, I have quite a few images in my events gallery and will be sharing more of them here on the blog very soon.