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Doug L
04-05-2012, 02:50 AM
It's so nice to see a colour other than beige in the Spring forest. One of the first flowering plants each year are these tiny blue Scilla Siberica. Apparently, they are originally from SW Europe. A few of the white variant - Scilla Siberica Alba - can also be seen. Here are a few shots I took with a 50mm lens and a 90mm Macro lens.

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This is their usual appearance - with more sunlight, they open up but still face the ground. To get a good look at the stamen and seed pod, you have to turn them upwards physically - last image.
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Hillbillygirl
04-07-2012, 07:26 PM
Love seeing the spring colour Doug, and really like the close-ups. Well done.

Runmonty
04-07-2012, 08:05 PM
Nice colors and like the detail in the close ups

asnow
04-13-2012, 03:35 PM
Love the colors and details in the close ups.

Doug L
04-14-2012, 02:57 AM
Thanks everyone for the comments. A week later, these flowers are still around in the conservation area I frequently visit - no other wildflowers (other than a patch of dandelions) visible yet. Actually, I found out these scilla aren't technically 'wild' flowers here, but are escaped garden plants.

XPWizard
04-15-2012, 07:08 AM
Nice set, love the detail in the last one.

Mad Aussie
04-16-2012, 09:53 PM
That would be a stunning sight on a walk through the forest.