Just to keep you busy during my stay in South Africa, here’s an image of some time ago of a Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale, Paardenbloem). Considered by most people as just a weed, I think the Dandelion offers millions of possibilities for all kinds of interesting images. In the flowering phase, they are just flowers, but when they arrive in the fuzzy post-flowering phase, they are perfect for experimenting with abstracts.

This was taken from above, looking down into the flower. The out-of-focus seeds give this the look of a zoomblurred image, which I like a lot.

Best thing about Dandelions: whenever you cannot find a suitable subject for photography, Dandelions are always around somewhere in the vicinity, waiting to be photographed!

Dandelion; Canon 5D mark II w. 150/2.8 macro; 1/100s at F2.8 and ISO200; tripod and remote release