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Even a weed can be beautiful

Posted by lazypup (lazypup@yahoo.com) on
Mon, Apr 19, 10 at 23:10

One of the great advantages of photography is that it encourages us to slow down and take the time to really see our surroundings. Today while out in the yard I happened to notice some tiny specs of blue protruding through the grasss. On closer inspection i realized that it was the blossoms on a lowly weed called "Ground Ivy".

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I snapped a couple shots of the plant then i got the idea to place a ruler next to a stalk and shoot a picture to give a size reference:

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As i continued to look at it I could not help but notice how tiny and intricate those blossoms really were so I set out to get a close up of just the blossom.

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RE: Even a weed can be beautiful

They grow everywhere down here also. They are tiny and you took some excellent pics of them especially the macro photo.

Very nice!

Kt


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RE: Even a weed can be beautiful

That macro shot is an uncropped full frame image


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RE: Even a weed can be beautiful

You're so right...sometimes it's good to go down to ground level and
observe the beauty of nature...good job!

Konrad


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RE: Even a weed can be beautiful

Some of my favorite pics are of weeds. Very nice!


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RE: Even a weed can be beautiful

Love those weeds. Actually I don't like having to pull them up. I believe they help in giving of some needed cover for potential flora!


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