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Dandelion-head of Yellow Salsify in moonlight

 
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Dandelion-head of Yellow Salsify in moonlight
Tragopogon dubius. The Greek genus names means goat-beard. Before the seed heads release their featherlight parachutist seeds, their parachutes (pappus in scientific terminology) ripen pressed together in a manner of a shaving-brush (or, if you will, goat's beard).

The species is European in origin. This year, it positively thrives at mid-elevations of Wasatch mountain. On a pre-dawn Millcreek trip, I just couldn't resist shooting the full Moon though a feathery ball of salsify seeds.

Grandeur Peak, 7/19/08 5:33 am

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MarcsoltanAn amzing photo

Marcsoltan

Voted 10/10

This should be photo of the month at SP if I had a say in it.
Posted Sep 23, 2008 1:59 am

Dmitry PrussRe: An amzing photo

Dmitry Pruss

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Thanks Marc, I like the composition of this shot a lot but technically it ought to have been much better. But, since I took it on the 28th mile of a night-long run, I guess I have some excuses for not using better gear - or for that matter, more patience :)

You have great pictures BTW, why won't you start attaching at least some of them to the SP mountain pages where they truly belong?
Posted Sep 23, 2008 1:25 pm

MarcsoltanRe: An amzing photo

Marcsoltan

Voted 10/10

Thank you for thinking that my photos are good too. To tell you the truth I have no idea how to attach them to the mountain pages at SP, or even how to locate such pages.
Posted Sep 23, 2008 4:33 pm

MarcsoltanRe: An amzing photo

Marcsoltan

Voted 10/10

Thanks for inspiring me to attach some of my pix. I think I figured it out, and did a few.
Posted Sep 23, 2008 7:55 pm

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Dmitry PrussSubmitted by Dmitry Pruss
on Jul 19, 2008 5:05 pm

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Lat/Lon: 40.70207°N / 111.74757°W
Object Title: Dandelion-head of Yellow Salsify in moonlight

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