The Dandelion Gang

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Dandelions can be very photogenic, as they have many stages of life, bloom, and fade-outs. I’ve photographed them, here, in Black and White, Full Color, and Sepia.

I’ve never tasted a dandelion, though many say they are salad-worthy. Mostly, I’ve thought of them as residential yard nuisances, but this Spring I found them a worthy photographic project. Enjoy! One way, or the other!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photographed in Sepia

 

 

 

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Backside view of a Dandelion

 

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Photographed in Sepia

 

 

 

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Fishing at Area Dams

At any time in the Summer, Fall, or Spring, it’s easy to find Great Blue Herons, Green Herons, Gulls, White Egrets, and others looking to catch fish that cascade over the dams near Defiance and Grand Rapids, Ohio.

Take a look:

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And everybody always finds enough to eat!

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Credit:
All Photos at this blog are from the Out-of-Camera personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

 

Flower Keepers

Every Spring, Summer, and Fall, flowers are placed in huge concrete containers at each end of both sides of the Napoleon bridge and in the designated circle in the “Veterans Park at the Bridge” located just off the Southwest side of the bridge.

Here are a few beautiful looks:

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Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

 

Camouflaged

The male and female American Goldfinch usually wait until the trees have adequate foliage to camouflage in before they begin flirting about and nesting, respectively. The male, shown here front and back, is very bright yellow with black tail and wing features and a black crown.

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The female (not shown) has no black on its head and has a brownish yellow underbelly and brown wing and tail feathers, but is also very camouflaged in bare branches and Spring leaves of the trees.