Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Parachutes

- This dandelion parachute ball has opened into a full sphere. The parachutes will soon carry the seeds on the wind. Those that land on disturbed soil will take hold continuing the cycle. Early European settlers brought the dandelion to the new world as a food plant and its prolific nature has spread the plant throughout North America. Canon 40D, 1/60 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 800, 100mm macro, LED litepanel and converted to black and white using Silver Efex Pro.

3 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

it's amazing how such a pest can be SO beautifully photographed! Very nice work, David.

Japy said...

Great photo. B&W goes very well with it. Greetings.

Joanna Kapica said...

wonderful capture!
and I love the grainy black & white finish :)