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Photo Info

Dimensions4500 x 4500
Original file size14.8 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken14-Sep-07 13:06
Date modified5-Mar-17 00:29
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D2X
Focal length105 mm
Focal length (35mm)157 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.4
Exposure1/100 at f/5
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias-2/3 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Dandy Star_DSC1369

Dandy Star_DSC1369

I'm not really sure what species this is, but it may be the non-native Western Salsify (Tragopogon dubius). It was much larger than a dandelion. When I set my camera directly over top of it, the process of changing my point of focus reminded me of looking through a kaleidoscope as the white fluffy ends of the seeds (pappus) grew or shrank. I settled on this point of focus because I was attracted to the clean, tan colored seeds in the center.

Location: Glacier National Park, MT