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Dandelion

This Dandelion  (Taraxacum officinale for the scientifically inclined) is ready to unleash it’s progeny.   The parachute seeds will colonize the area where the wind deposits  them.   While this weed is the scourge of lawn care, it’s beautiful seed heads are fascinating.   Complexity and symmetry all rolled up into one nearly perfect sphere.   I shot this with my Canon screw-on close up lens, the depth of field is very shallow so the outer part of the sphere went soft.