I was playing around with macro photos of this seed head and was focussing on different parts and was struck by how this looked through the lens.
…this may be purple salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius ), a brownish dandelion-like seed head but about twice the size, with a purple daisy-like flower. Purple salsify is regarded as an environmental weed in much of southern Australia.
Pretty much straight out of the camera.
Top ten ‘Weeds’ challenge, Nikon Fun group – February 2013
Featured in Muted group – April 2013
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