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Nikon D90, 105mm macro lens, natural light, as is, straight out the camera.
Melbourne, Australia.

Featured in 1:1 Macro Group May 2010.
Featured in Popular Art & Photography page May 2010.
Featured in Berries, Fruits and Seeds group June 2010.
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While many people think of the common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) as a pesky weed, herbalists consider it a valuable herb with many culinary and medicinal uses. Dandelion is a rich source of vitamins A, B complex, C, and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc. Its leaves are often used to add flavor to salads, sandwiches, and teas. The roots can be found in some coffee substitutes, and the flowers are used to make certain wines.

In traditional medicine, dandelion roots and leaves were used to treat liver problems. Native Americans also used dandelion decoctions (liquid made by boiling down the herb in water) to treat kidney disease, swelling, skin problems, heartburn, and stomach upset. Chinese medicinal practitioners traditionally used dandelion to treat digestive disorders, appendicitis, and breast problems (such as inflammation or lack of milk flow). In Europe, herbalists incorporated it into remedies for fever, boils, eye problems, diabetes, and diarrhea.

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  • yolanda
    yolandaabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful :-)

  • Kym Howard
    Kym Howardabout 4 years ago

    Great light and clarity in this image

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous, very fine detail and the soft colours and lighting are beautiful !

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Sonya Byrne
    Sonya Byrneabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful image Mia

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  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...about 4 years ago

    Wonderful image indeed!

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  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful close up!

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  • eyestrange
    eyestrangeabout 4 years ago


    Don’t forget to add it to the June Avatar Challenge!

    Only one work can be entered for each challenge.

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous image, really beautiful, such pretty colours! :O)

  • Thanks so much for stopping by Vanessa !!

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  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    wonderful

  • Thanks so much for stopping by !!

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