Taraxacum officinale

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© Jan Hoffman
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A weed by any other name…….

Taraxacum officinale seems to be the most common native flower in Catonsville, Maryland.

119 responses

  • Laura Bethea

    Laura Bethea gave props (22 Feb 2008):

    Beautiful Work

  • Vadim Makoyed

    Vadim Makoyed said (23 Feb 2008):

    wOw! Interesting.

  • carolyn J

    carolyn J said (24 Feb 2008):

    I love the colour.

  • Tyron Cruz

    Tyron Cruz gave props (25 Feb 2008):

    Wow. This is beautiful. Seems like it glows! :)

  • Jennifer Johnson

    Jennifer Johnson gave props (25 Feb 2008):

    Words cannot do this justice! Its beautiful, the focus is soft yet so clear and the color is fantastic. Who hasn't made a wish and blown on this flower?

  • Rain Arnau

    Rain Arnau gave props (25 Feb 2008):

    this is really beautiful. :D

  • Viki

    Viki said (26 Feb 2008):

    It seems the iris of an eye!!! Lovely!

  • Alan Drew

    Alan Drew said (26 Feb 2008):

    There is nothing to say, instant wow facter

  • Paolo Pizzimenti

    Paolo Pizzimenti (Deleted) gave props (26 Feb 2008):

    A very intense and difficult shot, great manage of the light

  • Matthew Graner

    Matthew Graner gave props (26 Feb 2008):

    sweet image... real eye candy may I recommend printing this large and mounting on aluminium.

  • John Gioannetti

    John Gioannetti gave props (27 Feb 2008):

    Jan, this is really a beautiful photograph

  • John Gioannetti

    John Gioannetti said (28 Feb 2008):

    Jan, we want to see this in B&W too please

  • John Gioannetti

    John Gioannetti said (28 Feb 2008):

    To me this look almost as if it were some form of fibre optics glowing

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch gave props (29 Feb 2008):

    Enter this in the Color Theme. It's great

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (3 Mar 2008):


  • José Magalhães

    José Magalhães said (3 Mar 2008):

    Beautiful work

  • Jeff Lynch

    Jeff Lynch said (3 Mar 2008):

    Stunning capture and colors.

  • Dennis Christofer

    Dennis Christofer said (3 Mar 2008):

    fabulous! a sprout of colour, like fireworks... great!!

  • Portia Söderberg

    Portia Söderberg (Deleted) gave props (4 Mar 2008):

    Love the blue hues! Great detailed shot!

  • paul evans

    paul evans gave props (4 Mar 2008):

    very beautiful love your work

  • Christie Severin

    Christie Severin (Deleted) said (4 Mar 2008):

    this is great detail, i love it!

  • Bart van Oijen

    Bart van Oijen said (5 Mar 2008):

    Hello Jan,
    Taraxacum officinale is one of the most common native flowers in the Netherlands too (you can eat it very well, like people in the Middle-ages did, instead of salad). But this is the prettiest Taraxacum officinale that I ever saw on a picture!
    Kind regards,

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman said (5 Mar 2008):

    Bart -- Thanks so much for your comment. It can be used for soups, salads and other dishes as a garnish.
    --Best wishes, Jan

  • Jose Vásquez

    Jose Vásquez said (5 Mar 2008):


  • Marcus Way

    Marcus Way said (8 Mar 2008):

    Great Icon. The iris of an eye or a complex Chinese firework perhaps. Beautiful.

  • Amy Jo Schuster

    Amy Jo Schuster gave props (12 Mar 2008):

    Love it.

  • monika mitterdorfer

    monika mitterdorfer gave props (13 Mar 2008):

    this is perfect! the dandelion and your shot.

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (15 Mar 2008):

    Beautiful shot!

  • Joshua Blankman

    Joshua Blankman gave props (15 Mar 2008):

    I grew up in Maryland and yes I have many fond memories of blowing on these :-) I had no idea that they are edible? O.O This is one of the most stunning pictures I've ever seen of this. The blowy offy things are so perfectly even.

  • Andrew R. Weston

    Andrew R. Weston (Deleted) said (15 Mar 2008):

    Brilliant blue tones.

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (18 Mar 2008):

    & beautifully captured I might add! wonderful Jan!

  • Sagi Shapira

    Sagi Shapira gave props (19 Mar 2008):

    oh wow! this is gorgeous! i hope this got published!

  • Belinda Berglof

    Belinda Berglof said (19 Mar 2008):

    amazing macro!

  • Scott Tizzard

    Scott Tizzard said (20 Mar 2008):

    Looks like it's in outer space....Love it :)

  • Rita Iszlai

    Rita Iszlai said (22 Mar 2008):

    this is awesome! i like it very much

  • Amy Yokomizo

    Amy Yokomizo gave props (24 Mar 2008):


  • Annette Gunnels

    Annette Gunnels said (25 Mar 2008):

    MMMMmmmm My Fluffy Favorite!! Gorgeous!

  • ! Robey Lawrence

    ! Robey Lawrence gave props (26 Mar 2008):

    that turned out really well, and the lighting is excellent!

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (27 Mar 2008):

    Robet -- Thanks! Mother Nature provided the early morning light

  • Rook Rook

    Rook Rook said (27 Mar 2008):

    waw,...magic! :)

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (30 Mar 2008):

    Fantabulous!!! Stellar!!!!! My favorite of favorites!!! What Color & symetry

  • Shayne Smith

    Shayne Smith gave props (1 Apr 2008):

    absolutely wonderful!!

  • Lee Rees

    Lee Rees gave props (1 Apr 2008):

    WOW, great capture, and instant fav!

  • Matt Snider

    Matt Snider said (2 Apr 2008):

    The lighting on the flower is great!

  • Gabriel Dorin Ursa

    Gabriel Dorin Ursa said (3 Apr 2008):

    nice macro

  • Ognjen Karabegović

    Ognjen Karabegović gave props (4 Apr 2008):


  • Alina Tiplea

    Alina Tiplea said (7 Apr 2008):

    beautiful, love the tones and his perfection

  • * Jeff Boucher

    * Jeff Boucher said (7 Apr 2008):

    See youin the next JPG issue. Perfect in every way. Love the final color. Very unique.

  • Sherry Brukbacher

    Sherry Brukbacher (Deleted) gave props (7 Apr 2008):

    Excellent macro!

  • Katrina Serene

    Katrina Serene said (12 Apr 2008):

    Absolutely Stunning. [Thanks for the comments!]

  • Benjamin Leong

    Benjamin Leong said (15 Apr 2008):

    Wonderful color and framing.

  • Kiwi ana

    Kiwi ana (Deleted) gave props (16 Apr 2008):

    Awesome shot

  • Kevin Rodgers

    Kevin Rodgers gave props (26 Apr 2008):

    This is very excelant

  • Berette Macaulay

    Berette Macaulay gave props (28 Apr 2008):


  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (13 Jun 2008):

    Jan - this is such a great shot

  • marshall

    marshall gave props (15 Jun 2008):


  • Lauren Whitney

    Lauren Whitney gave props (18 Jun 2008):

    Oh my gosh... wow... beautiful!

  • Ha Ye

    Ha Ye gave props (26 Jun 2008):

    how it could be like that?? superbbbbb

  • Allan Meek

    Allan Meek (Deleted) gave props (28 Jun 2008):

    Stunning Jan an amazing photograph. The amount of responses and favourites says it all really. Well done my friend

  • Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds gave props (3 Jul 2008):

    Oh yeah this is trippy tight yo. Love it

  • Adam Svoboda

    Adam Svoboda gave props (3 Jul 2008):

    looks like its glowing under a UV light, wow.

  • Christopher Smith

    Christopher Smith gave props (5 Jul 2008):


  • Victor Manuel Lopez

    Victor Manuel Lopez said (23 Jul 2008):

    wow this is GREAT,excellent done !!!!

  • Abbey Cahill

    Abbey Cahill (Deleted) gave props (24 Jul 2008):


  • Joe Panella

    Joe Panella said (24 Jul 2008):

    Love this shot - well done

  • Christoph Reicher

    Christoph Reicher said (31 Jul 2008):

    no word to descripe it...

  • Ben O'Neal

    Ben O'Neal said (31 Jul 2008):

    That is totally cool.

  • James Carson

    James Carson said (8 Aug 2008):

    intensely beautiful

  • Julie Norris

    Julie Norris gave props (9 Aug 2008):

    Really beautiful, I love the colors and perspective.

  • Robert Armstrong

    Robert Armstrong (Deleted) gave props (10 Aug 2008):


  • Jennifer Rowe

    Jennifer Rowe gave props (17 Aug 2008):

    Beautiful shot - love the blue

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (24 Aug 2008):

    Beautiful Capture!

  • Angela Bacon-Kidwell

    Angela Bacon-Kidwell said (27 Aug 2008):

    very beautiful

  • Carole

    Carole gave props (28 Aug 2008):

    I am NEVER taking a picture of one of these again.. Love it!

  • Brandon Moore

    Brandon Moore said (19 Oct 2008):

    Beautiful. The repetition and geometry of nature ceases to amazing me.

  • Roger B

    Roger B said (23 Nov 2008):

    Such a beautiful Capture
    I hope you have this framed up somewhere

  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (24 Nov 2008):


  • Windee Dawson

    Windee Dawson gave props (29 Nov 2008):

    So, so, very beautiful, thank you for showing it...makes my eyes smile.

  • Margherita Bettinelli

    Margherita Bettinelli said (29 Dec 2008):


  • ceasar chavez

    ceasar chavez gave props (24 Jan 2009):

    beautiful shot!!!

  • John ops

    John ops gave props (31 Jan 2009):

    beautiful color

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (2 Feb 2009):

    Gee, I don't think you have had enough comments on this incredible photo. AMazing light, texture, detail, pattern, clarity. YES!

  • Robin Smith

    Robin Smith gave props (20 Mar 2009):


  • Rebecca Lader

    Rebecca Lader gave props (14 Apr 2009):


  • eric cahan

    eric cahan (Deleted) gave props (12 May 2009):


  • peter sanger

    peter sanger gave props (29 May 2009):

    what is there to say that hasnt been said-

  • David Fullman

    David Fullman gave props (13 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful work.

  • Jennifer Benmouna

    Jennifer Benmouna gave props (27 Jul 2009):


  • Martín Alex. Carmona Selva

    Martín Alex. Carmona Selva gave props (28 Jul 2009):

    in cre di ble!

  • Jeffrey

    Jeffrey gave props (29 Jul 2009):

    Beautiful Color...Perfect!

  • gopal sagar

    gopal sagar gave props (29 Jul 2009):


  • Myndi Murcin

    Myndi Murcin gave props (2 Aug 2009):

    beautiful picture love the color.

  • Thomas Berryhill

    Thomas Berryhill gave props (9 Aug 2009):

    Nice crop and color... tungsten white balance?

  • George Papachristou

    George Papachristou said (19 Aug 2009):

    Great shot! Super color.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (26 Aug 2009):

    I love love love what you've done here. way cool !

  • amin ataee

    amin ataee said (18 Sep 2009):

    very good

  • Jason Ponfil

    Jason Ponfil gave props (18 Sep 2009):

    Excellent capture and cropped perfectly! WTG!

  • Samar Shah

    Samar Shah gave props (19 Sep 2009):

    Ilove your photo.

  • Matt Lovejoy

    Matt Lovejoy gave props (20 Sep 2009):


  • Nina Pak

    Nina Pak said (22 Sep 2009):

    nice treatment, beautiful.

  • everett cook

    everett cook (Deleted) gave props (28 Sep 2009):


  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (2 Oct 2009):


  • Karas Cahill

    Karas Cahill gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    I love this!!!!!

  • Rongina McClelland

    Rongina McClelland said (4 Apr 2010):

    Did you know dandelions have been on this Earth for 5 million years? A super survivor and a fantastic picture.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (13 Apr 2010):

    Beautiful electric macro....!!!!!

  • Bentzion Elisha

    Bentzion Elisha gave props (13 Apr 2010):


  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart gave props (13 Apr 2010):

    Wow! eye catching! and so well done!

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski (Deleted) gave props (14 Apr 2010):

    Excellent picture. great lighting and tones, nice work

  • Darla Smedley

    Darla Smedley gave props (15 Apr 2010):

    Why would you eat this when you can photograph it? Beautiful

  • Jennifer Benmouna

    Jennifer Benmouna gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    great shot!

  • nils carlson

    nils carlson said (22 Apr 2010):

    This picture, I would like to enlarge and be on the wall with the right lighting.

    I just love it!

  • Rey Amio

    Rey Amio gave props (26 Aug 2010):

    perfectly framed!

  • Marc Melander

    Marc Melander gave props (22 Nov 2010):

    Sublime photography. I thought it was an oscilloscope from the thumb !

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (7 Feb 2012):

    Iconic! Voted!

  • Chelsea Cook

    Chelsea Cook gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    Jan, this picture definitely has the wow factor! It is stunning!

  • Carol Dandrade

    Carol Dandrade gave props (26 Feb 2012):

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (26 Feb 2012):

    This is exquisite! V

  • Susan Nelson

    Susan Nelson gave props (14 Mar 2012):

    great light!

  • Yasashkiu

    Yasashkiu said (30 Jul 2013):

    Inspired to ask how you achieved the color ... it's gorgeous, Jan! Really!

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