Alien Beauty

rocamiadesign

Columbia Falls, United States

Artist's Description

3/28/10 – Featured in THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT group.
5/28/10 – Featured in the ARTISTIC, CREATIVE & VERY TALENTED group.
9/14/10 – Featured in the TOTALLY AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY group.
3/18/11 – Featured in the RAINBOW Group.
4/10/11 – Featured in THE BEST OF RED BUBBLE…DIGITAL ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY Group.

These flowers remind me of gigantic dandelions when they have gone to seed. My sons call them wild sunflowers. Those elongated green pods in the background are the same kind but haven’t bloomed yet. We found them on one of our afternoon walks to the store, in Columbia Falls, Montana.

This is the seed stage of the purple salsify (also known as Goat’s Beard), which is from the family, Asteraceae, and genus, Tragopogon, which has 140 species. Salsify is native to Europe and Asia, but several species have been introduced in North America and Australia, where they thrive, being considered weeds by many. I think they are beautiful in both the blossom and seed stages.

331 views, as of 3/21/11.

3/17/10 – TOP TEN WINNER in the All About Macro challenge, hosted by the Quality Unlimited group.
5/18/10 – TOP TEN WINNER in the Just a Weed challenge in the HOSTING TUTORIAL Group.

Make: NIKON
Model: COOLPIX P80
Shutter Speed: 10/2873 second
Aperture: F/6.3
Focal Length: 10 mm
ISO Speed: 64

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