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Achene Observation
Achene Observation
lynnmarie


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Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Nature Study Area, Hays High School (KS)
Date: Jul 2, 2007
Aperture: 10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 7, 2007

Viewed: 333
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)

This is a macro shot of the fruiting head of Western Salsify (Tragopogon dubius).

My title is a play on words...an achene (pronounced a keen')is a dry one-seeded fruit that doesn't open at maturity. For example, sunflower seeds, strawberry seeds, and dandelion seeds are also achenes.

The roots of this plant have the flavor of oysters or parsnips and may be eaten raw or cooked. The milky juice has also been used for chewing gum and for treating indigestion.

(Did I mention that I LOVE my lens?)


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07/15/2007 09:15:49 PM
Rhis is just so delicate and so very goog re composition, crop, details and soft fine textures.....
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07/15/2007 09:13:40 PM
I really like the pink color on this.
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07/11/2007 12:02:24 AM
Beauty! I love the detail you have captured so close up and personal! :)
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07/10/2007 08:56:14 PM
Your new lens is working out just fine for ya! Excellent detail, they look like little inside out umbrellas.
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07/10/2007 02:52:51 AM
Just fantastic! I love your lens, too. :)
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07/10/2007 01:19:16 AM
These are beautiful "achene's" I didn't know about all the uses. Lovely shot here.
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07/08/2007 08:01:46 PM
AWESOMe!!!!
Tis very symetrical and nice..
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07/08/2007 05:13:35 PM
Incredible detail! Nice work!
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07/08/2007 05:12:46 PM
My first impression on this was that I was looking at umbrellas that had been blown backwards and are spinning.
Really Nice!!
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07/08/2007 01:47:07 PM
wowzah! yowzah! now that's a punch! great compostion and I love your lens too!

PS by the way, I think the colors of this image are great too!!

Message edited by author 2007-07-10 21:31:46.
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07/08/2007 11:58:09 AM
Cool! Awesome detail and textures...makes a super nice abstract.
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07/08/2007 11:47:16 AM
this is great...
your lens compression contributes a beautiful effect to an awesome composition. This also is a favorite weed of mine, a shy, timid but spectacular bloomer, the seed puffs tend to be most often photographed.
Here is a little gallery of mine devoted to this plant: Tragopogon dubius

Here is another view of the goats's beard by dsidwell that is also especially good:

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Message edited by author 2007-07-08 11:56:56.
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07/08/2007 11:38:36 AM
Excellent! WOW!
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07/08/2007 10:15:39 AM
This is wonderful. I like that you can see the little threads that make up the "fabric" of the "parachutes"

(Did I mention that I LOVE my lens?)
I think I love your lens, too!
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07/08/2007 09:35:24 AM
Love the detail and lines.
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07/08/2007 08:11:48 AM
Perfect crop for this very symmetrical image. Beautiful.
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07/08/2007 07:25:03 AM
Beautiful image the sharpness and textures are a testament to that lens. I like the color offset of the green background softly bleeding through the splines of the flowers.
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07/08/2007 02:49:27 AM
Fascinating. Love the patterning and textures. Hey one on these made this week's MSNBC This Week In Pictures. Neat plant. Would love to do one ....where are they?
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07/08/2007 01:09:35 AM
This is spectacularly nice. Detail is exceptional.
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07/08/2007 12:22:22 AM
He, he, yeah, the propragation of the salsify :) I like this in your face look at it, sort of different, quite effective.
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07/08/2007 12:17:57 AM
Wonderful detail and focus. Well done!
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