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'Lion's tooth' parachute | by Thomas Cizauskas
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'Lion's tooth' parachute

Of yellow rosettes and seed blowballs,

It's Taraxacum officinale-y.

You say weed; I say wildflower.

But it's dandelion, naturally.


Avondale Estates, Georgia.

2 March 2019.



Dandelions serve as vital early-spring nectar sources for pollinators and as ruderal re-colonizers of compromised land. Taxonomically 'Taraxacum, the dandelion's common name comes from the French, 'dent-de-lion,' meaning 'lion's tooth.'




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▶ Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1.

---> Lens: Canon 50mm ƒ/1.4 FD

---> Focal length: 50 mm

---> FotoDiox adaptor

---> Aperture: ƒ/1.4

---> Shutter speed: 1/500

---> ISO: 200

---> no flash

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Taken on March 2, 2019