Meadow goatsbeard (0281-0330)

The slightly larger dandelion

It is beautiful to see how nature produces such filigree formations to spread its seeds far into the landscape. Over the last few years, the meadow goatsbeard has spread further and further along the edges of our fields. After their yellow blossom, they form a star-shaped arrangement of their seeds, analogous to the dandelion. The elongated nut fruits have a feather-like appendix. As with the dandelion, this ensures that the fruits are capable of flight.

This image is a macro shot from 50 exposures in so-called focus stack technique. Here the focus is slowly shifted from front to back through the image depth. Later, the images are combined in post-processing. Only through this so many details of this fascinating plant can be seen.


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