Tuesday, May 5, 2009

DandyLions Revisited.....and a Surprise!

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You may remember a post a week or so ago that showed the following dandelions:

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Well, these blooms have now turned into what you see below, so I thought I'd get a couple shots to share. I generally like shooting close-ups, so that's what I did - PLEASE click on the image to view the larger one - I'm quite certain that you've never seen a dandelion from this perspective before! - at least I hadn't:
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As I was shooting, I got an unexpected surprise - a baby grasshopper that was no longer than 1/4" long landed on the blossom - I had just enough time to focus and shoot one shot - but I got him!! Take a look - PLEASE enlarge the photos, and keep in mind that this guy is REALLY LITTLE - like the size of a pencil eraser head - I could barely see him:

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I'm sure glad that I never get tired of taking photos - I'm sure that you won't be as excited about these as I am - but you're not supposed to be - I'm the one who took them! Hope you enjoy them....
Have a Great Day
Seeya,
OregonArtGuy
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Oh, and BTW, yesterday's blossoms are from a REDBUD Tree...




5 comments:

Artist Unplugged said...

These are awesome photos. I've always found dandelions pretty fascinating!

OregonArtGuy said...

Hi Teresa - Thanks for your comment. When you enlarge the pics and try to go back to the blog, it just closes everything - did you have that problem?
~Bill~

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

These are great. Dont you just love little surprises when taking photos. Like your grass hopper. Today another blogger I read regularly did a thing on Dandelions too. She had another website to go to on making wine, salads & other things with them. It was facinating. Your photos were better tho. :)

OregonArtGuy said...

Hi Cris - Thanks! You knew you'd be in trouble if you didn't say that.... :-}
~Bill~

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DandyLions is a good name for these flowers! They are so simple and ordinary, but you made us see that they are gorgeous!