This is an older photograph. I took it two years ago as a test of an alt-lens (a lens not manufactured for the camera it's mounted on, see nerdery). The ubiquitous dandelion. There's beauty everywhere.
Have you noticed the Latin? I think it's interesting, the separateness we've constructed between ourselves and the natural world. There's an inherent awe to the wilderness that the scurrying classification fails to acknowledge, and yet I can appreciate both in turn. And so I often use the Latin names for animals and plants as a whimsical nod to the artifice of compartmentalization and classification to which we're so drawn. The tension between the scientific title and the aesthetically romanticized subject is intended to draw a parallel to the self-same dynamic in our culture.
Camera Nerdery: [*Original* Canon 1Ds, Nikon AI-s 135mm f/2, 1/400th, f/2, ISO 100]