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Akira

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[Theme] Li'l Flowers
« on: May 08, 2021, 18:06:32 »
Both are around 1cm in diameter.

Shot with SIGMA fp and 45/2.8 DG DN Contemporary.  The weather was overcast.

Edit on May 10:

I decided to change the thread as [Theme].  The rule is not necessarily tight.  But the flowers are supposed to be 1cm or smaller in diameter.
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Re: Li'l Flowers
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2021, 23:09:49 »
Beautiful flowers and nice delicate tone pictures!

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Re: Li'l Flowers
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2021, 01:45:54 »
Beautiful flowers and nice delicate tone pictures!

Cheers,
Zang

Thank you, Zang.  Little flowers may have an effect of making people behave delicately...
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2021, 15:47:46 »
Thank you, Zang.  Little flowers may have an effect of making people behave delicately...

That are people of my dream world. May photography help bring us closer to that dream :)

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Re: Li'l Flowers
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2021, 17:11:19 »
May the world be as delicate and gentle as your flowers, Akira <3
I also dream of such a world, just like Zang.
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Re: Li'l Flowers
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2021, 20:13:15 »
I was out giving the old 200/4Q a spring warmup.  Too cold and windy for bugs, but there were some flowers, so....

This was a D7100, 200/4Q with 68 mm. of extension tubes -  a favorite long distance macro for bug chasing.


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Re: Li'l Flowers
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2021, 02:39:29 »
That are people of my dream world. May photography help bring us closer to that dream :)

May the world be as delicate and gentle as your flowers, Akira <3
I also dream of such a world, just like Zang.

Thank you, gentlemen.  Yes, indeed...
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Re: Li'l Flowers
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2021, 02:40:57 »
I was out giving the old 200/4Q a spring warmup.  Too cold and windy for bugs, but there were some flowers, so....

This was a D7100, 200/4Q with 68 mm. of extension tubes -  a favorite long distance macro for bug chasing.

Matthew, thank you for your participation.  Are they radish flowers?
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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2021, 02:42:07 »
Here is another li'l flower shot from last month.
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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2021, 03:56:25 »
I don't cut my lawn (sic) until mid-May because it's fun to see what comes up along with the grass. This flower is new to me and is so small that my tired old eyes could not see the violet veining until I took the photo and saw it magnified as it is here. The clover dwarfs it.

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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2021, 04:02:48 »
I actually don't know what sort of flowers they are.  But unlikely to be radish.  Probably some kind of weed, but I'll see if I can look it up.

I should mention that beneath the part shown are heart-shaped, toothed leaves.  I got out the wildflower book, opened randomly in the "white" section, and hit it without turning a page!  It's garlic mustard (alliaria officinalis), which seems to have decided to masquerade as a foundation plant behind my house, trying to conceal its actual identity as an invasive alien pest.

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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2021, 05:37:50 »
I don't cut my lawn (sic) until mid-May because it's fun to see what comes up along with the grass. This flower is new to me and is so small that my tired old eyes could not see the violet veining until I took the photo and saw it magnified as it is here. The clover dwarfs it.

The revelation by high magnification would be one of the exciting points that digital cameras can offer.  On a petal of the flower in my first image, I found a tiny fluffy object when I magnified another image of the same flower by 100%.  I'm not sure whether it is a seed or a spider.  But it is surely intriguing!
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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2021, 05:41:24 »
I actually don't know what sort of flowers they are.  But unlikely to be radish.  Probably some kind of weed, but I'll see if I can look it up.

I should mention that beneath the part shown are heart-shaped, toothed leaves.  I got out the wildflower book, opened randomly in the "white" section, and hit it without turning a page!  It's garlic mustard (alliaria officinalis), which seems to have decided to masquerade as a foundation plant behind my house, trying to conceal its actual identity as an invasive alien pest.

Glad you can spot the species of the flower.  The tactics for survival of the plants are amazing.
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Re: [Theme] Li'l Flowers
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2021, 19:26:14 »
Probably Sherardia arvensis (Field Madder). The blossoms are tiny, on our place they average a bit under 3mm.

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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2021, 02:35:02 »
Probably Sherardia arvensis (Field Madder). The blossoms are tiny, on our place they average a bit under 3mm.

Elegant purple color.  Thank you for sharing.
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