For the first time I edited the raw files to produce these images, I felt like I was back in the "darkroom" burning and dodging to get art-like quality.
The plants grow in the meadows nearby my house. They appear to be massive, mutant dandelions because they are 70 cm tall, and once their blossom has gone, their feathery head is about the size of my fist.
The plant is called Wiesen-Bockbart in German and the Latin name is Tragopogon pratensis and in the English language the plant has the name "Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon". I am not making that up. The blossoms close up between 12 - 2 p.m. hence the English name.