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rjlittlefield
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:07 pm    Post subject: Salsify seeds and parachutes Reply with quote

Salsify is any one of several Tragopogon species, all of European origin but now naturalized in eastern Washington State.

The seed head looks like a giant dandelion, with individual achenes close to 1-1/2" long.

It was a good thing that I shot this one on the way up, while hiking this afternoon. The wind came up, and on the way down I passed an empty head!





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Technical: Canon SD700 IS, auto-everything. The .jpg file reports 1/200 sec, f/2.8, 5.8 mm. The first image is close to full-frame, the second one is about 80% of actual pixels (1036 pixels high, resized to 796 pixels).
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Mike B in OKlahoma



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So now you have something to remember it by, anyway!

I think I saw some of these while I was in the area last week, but I didn't recognize the difference from "standard" North American plants.

Glad you took your digicam on this hike, or do you wish you'd had a fancier (and presumably heavier) setup?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike B in OKlahoma wrote:
Glad you took your digicam on this hike, or do you wish you'd had a fancier (and presumably heavier) setup?

As an experiment, I've been carrying only the point-and-shoot for the last couple of weeks.

So far, I've been pretty pleased with it. The performance-to-weight ratio is fantastic!

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Ken Ramos



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful shots Rik. Very Happy These things, the seed heads, are rarely considered to be worth ones while in taking photographs of it seems, well at least to my observations but I kind'a like them. You did good with these. Very Happy
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