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This missing link...

By NDODS    
Now that the daffodils have all must withered and gone from our garden, the next brightest unwelcome visitor is the lovely 'Dandelion'. Although I have got nothing personal against this little humble fellow, they are somewhat of a pain in the 'ask' no question to get. However after spending a morning in the bitter cold winds of yesterday I finally managed to get rid of these little yellow garden destroyers. I then decided capture a series of the dreaded yellow flower at different stages in the warmth of my kitchen studio. Clear one part is missing not only to prevent a balanced imaged, but to come back in weeks to come in its original form, more 'blooming' work.

Tags: Life Display Garden Yellow Flowers and plants Weed Pest Visitor Cycle Nuisance

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 7:15AM
brilliant detail and light wonderful comp a very well thought out capture a belter nice one Wink

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
17 Apr 2012 7:18AM
I had the same nuisance in my garden, not good for my knees and backbone and I always miss one or two. Very clever and so nice!
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
17 Apr 2012 7:22AM
A lot of thinking has been hgoing on here,and well worth it too,WAW!!!!!!What a great one I LOVE ITWink
17 Apr 2012 7:28AM
Like how you tackle the problem with humourGrin, well presented.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 7:40AM
I simply love your still life - very imaginative and well thought out. Love the reflections too! If I may be allowed to say (and I hope you don't mind) I wish the reflection of the tallest dandelion had a bit more head room. BUT I just love it anyway! Grin
danmclean 11 1 Australia
17 Apr 2012 8:17AM
Now if rumours are true you end up peeing the bed if you pick these,,, when i was a kid they were nicknamed Pee The Bed because of this myth,,, ...
17 Apr 2012 9:00AM
Nice presentation .... Smile
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 9:00AM

Quote:Now if rumours are true you end up peeing the bed if you pick these,,, when i was a kid they were nicknamed Pee The Bed because of this myth,,, ...

Having never heard of this I looked it up and sure enough Wikipedia says
"Anecdotal reports and folk wisdom say children who handle dandelions can end up wetting the bed. Dandelions are reputed to be a potent diuretic. English folk names for the plant are "peebeds" and "pissabeds". In French dandelions are called pissenlit, which means "urinate in bed"; likewise "piscialletto", an Italian folkname, and "meacamas" in Spanish"
All that aside it makes a terrific image, and looking out of my window this morning I can see a strong yellow presence in my garden too !!!!
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 9:12AM
Well thought out, Nathan, an inspired idea in fact. Well shot and beautifully presented.
Cor 9 Belgium
17 Apr 2012 9:20AM
A fine creation. Special *****
Nice comp well set up good reflections
17 Apr 2012 10:11AM
I have around 50 spare subjects if you need any more!
Great looking image with a classic, timeless quality. Only suggestion would be to try and give the reflection a bit more space at the bottom of the frame, other than that, perfect.
footloose 7 1 England
17 Apr 2012 10:15AM
Great macro work again,well done.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
17 Apr 2012 10:56AM
Awesome still life.


Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
17 Apr 2012 12:25PM
Wonderful idea Nathan, a parody on the ape/man sequence almost. And very well executed.


They do make good rabbit food as well.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 1:27PM
you really have the knack of still life..
great comps. and love those reflections
17 Apr 2012 1:42PM
A superb table top .
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
17 Apr 2012 2:23PM
They may be hated by gardeners but I think they are a beautiful flower, a great set up and made all the better with the reflections. - gary
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
17 Apr 2012 4:01PM
A super idea and so well carried out.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
17 Apr 2012 4:11PM
you built a nice memorial for your garden destroyers, excellent work.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 4:22PM
Great idea !!!.....great result !!!!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 5:00PM
Wonderful shot with the reflections to Nathan
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Apr 2012 6:36PM
Looks like you have been borrowing my bottles--- Love the story aspect of this image!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 7:00PM
Thank you all for taking time out of your day to look at my daily assortment of images, and thus in turn provide me with your most appreciated comments, and kind words.

Regards Nathan
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 9:23PM
Nice composition Nathan and good reflections.. Peter
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 9:38PM
Excellent still life image, nicely composed and captured, I do like the reflection Smile

moiral 8 12 Scotland
17 Apr 2012 9:41PM
Very nicely thought shot Nathan. Well composed and like those reflections.
Now a tip - to get rid of dandelions without the back breaking work - either pour boiling water right onto them, or pour a little pile of table salt right in the middle of the leaves - no matter whether it is flowering - will still kill it. Works, I do it all the time now.
Well thought out composition.. Nicely presented.. Love the reflectiobs
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
18 Apr 2012 1:35AM
I think as much as you hate to admit it I think you have a secret admiration for these hardy weeds.
If you cut them there back in a day,if you poisin them they sem to survive that as well.My father in law would say you had to get them from the root.Oh the knees,,
Any way well thought out and presented,liking ther reflection's,
Have a good one,

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
18 Apr 2012 6:06AM
Well composed and taken image,love it,
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2012 12:34PM
Great still life shot for its range of colours and tones. Like the lighting. paul
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
18 Apr 2012 3:02PM
Thoroughly brilliant idea, Nathan, and so well exexuted.

I have to agree with AnnChown, though...pity about the reflections being incomplete. If you'd allowed more room at the bottom and made the pic a square crop, it would be even more awesome Smile

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 11:00PM
A bit late Nathan, - but please accept my UA for this wonderful image!
17 Aug 2012 8:15PM
Nice like the reflection ,would of been even better to include the whole reflection,ie all of the dandy lion in the tallest jar.Well shot image.
regards Mick.

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