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Wild Onions
Lens: Kiron 105 2.8 Macro Camera: K5 Photo Location: Texas ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/90s Aperture: F13.5 
Posted By: Rupert, 03-29-2011, 07:16 PM

They are blooming early this year...I have a yard full of them on the west side. The entire blooms would fit on a dime....very tiny. Even the cut stems have a distinct onion aroma, and later the tiny onion bulbs are good in salads......if you like onions. From past research, I find that there are many varieties, most having a purple bloom of some nature. Safe to eat? long as they smell like an onion, they are perfectly safe, and there is no mistaking the smell of these.

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I'm looking forward to shooting all the wildflowers we will have in Texas in a few weeks with the K5, it is so fun to use!

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Rupert, I have heard of these before, but never seen a photo, very pretty, ,thanks for sharing and looking forward to more of the wild flowers. Bob
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I love onions :-)

I like the color of #1 and the shape of #2...
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Now I'm really confused. I thought this sounded like another Otis thread ... where are the squirrels ?

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Nice shots Rupert. I love the first one and I like onions as well so I am doubly satisfied.
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Thanks all! I love to shoot Macro, but seldom do it. These are gorgeous little blooms that would go unnoticed by most as just "ugly weeds".
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I didn't know you ever had to shoot with a macro lens in Texas, Isn't everything bigger there. thanks Bob

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beautiful bokeh ....i've had this lens before, just reacquired ... can't wait to slap it on my k-5 and macro away.....dave m
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Interesting, I had no idea onions bloomed - nice shots. Maybe we could use the title "Wild Onions" as the name for a follow up to Booker T's great tune, "Green Onions."

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Well captured but where is the onion? The flowers are nice and I have never seen flower onion before.

Thanks for sharing.


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