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Most people, myself included, consider Dandelions weeds because they are very invasive and take away from our beautiful green lawns.  Dandelions are the flower with many health uses according to Organic Facts.  According to Organic Facts here are some of the things that they are good for, bone health, liver disorders, acne and skin care and many more uses.

These Dandelions are growing in the brick patio at my mother’s house.

Do you consider it a weed or flower?

Have you ever eaten a dandelion”

Dandelion:  Taraxacum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae which consists of species commonly known as Dandelion. Wikipedia

Scientific name: Taraxacum
Rank: Genus
Higher classification: Daisy family
Did you know: Animals such as birds, insects and butterflies consume nectar or seed of dandelion. justfunfacts.com

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Entered in this weeks photo challenge: earth

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Monochrome Monday: Droplets

Slight twist on some tulips.

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Freezing motion

Here is example of freezing motion.  I think this needs a redo.  The focus is not as sharp as I would like.  Critiques are welcome!

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Unit 1 – Aperture

As some of you know I started a photography course with NYIP in December.  I have completed Unit 1 with a B on the final test.  I now have to complete the 2 assignments.  The first one is aperture.  I must depict 2 images, one with a shallow depth of field and one with a great depth of field.  The 2 images below are for shallow depth of field but I am debating on which image to submit.

These images are straight out of the camera.

So I ask you for your assistance, which you think I should submit?  Or do you think I should try again?

 

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When I edit the image it will be cropped and straightened only.

 

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When I edit the image it will be cropped and straightened only.

 

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Frosty Trails

After editing this photo and converting it to black and white,  my first thought was trails on the moon.

What is your first impression?

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Never Give UP!

Even in this chilly late fall (almost winter) weather I still have a single flower that is refusing to give up.  Todays temps were a high of 62F and tomorrow is looking like it will be around 68F.  I am sure that the flower is a bit confused as to what season it actually is.  Hopefully the flower, and warmer weather,  will last a bit longer.

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Nature’s Stairway

Be prepared to look down from time to time as you may be pleasantly surprised by what you see.

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Eminent Domain

Here in the United States we have a thing called Eminent Domain, which means that the local, state, or federal government can take a portion or all of your property if they want/need it. Usually they will give you market value for your property but that usually is not enough.

Looking at this leaf it appears that nature also exercises Eminent Domain.

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Is it really fall?

Some of you may have a couple of my earlier post when I was dreading the fall weather since it will start to get cold.  Well the weather here in NJ is anything but fall like.  Today we had temperatures in the 80’s and tomorrow we may even break the record if it reaches 86 degrees.

I haven’t taken many pictures at my workplace oasis in a while so since the weather was so nice I decided to take a few pictures.

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Shadow Dancing

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