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Wicked Dark
05-04-2010, 06:14 PM
Surprising what the lawnmower misses. Found these beauties this afternoon. Killed some time photographing them.

Canadian Dwarf Cinquefoil (OM 90mm macro)
http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Nature/Macro-and-Close-up/P5046665/857030187_V4dCc-XL.jpg

Unknown tiny flower, looks like miniature mint or basil, but I have no idea what it is. The flower itself is disconnected from its base and upside down. The whole plant is about 1 inch high. (OM 90mm macro + 25mm extension tube)
http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Nature/Macro-and-Close-up/P5046677/857030429_a49GA-XL.jpg

Anyway...kind of a lazy day today with threatening T-storms, so I stayed close. Maybe tomorrow I'll head out to the larger world.

kat
05-04-2010, 07:25 PM
Very pretty..love love the yellow

Mad Aussie
05-05-2010, 05:21 PM
I like that 2nd shot!

Wicked Dark
05-05-2010, 07:39 PM
I just found out what that one is, MA, it's corn speedwell, a member of the snap dragon family. Photographed some that were blooming today, still processing. I love tiny, nearly invisible stuff.

Mad Aussie
05-05-2010, 07:49 PM
Amazing. Doesn't look much like a Snap Dragon. At least not like the ones we put on our fingers as kids.

Hillbillygirl
05-05-2010, 08:30 PM
Beautiful pics with a nice DOF. Really like the Speedwell, (Veronica), pic a lot. (Just hate them in my pasture).

Wicked Dark
05-05-2010, 08:36 PM
hey thanks guys. sorry about your pasture, HBG. I don't mind them in the lawn. Here's one from today -

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4582180877_512971fe3f_b.jpg

OM 90mm f2 macro, set to probably f8 plus my 25mm extension tube.