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05-09-2012, 05:06 AM   #556
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Thanks Pete. Mine might be a different variety of the Guara. If I could see the leaves on that one, I could be sure of it.

I'm going back to that park today and try to take a shot of the whole plant. We'll you know how it is when shooting macros, the resulting shot is much bigger looking than the ac\tual flower, but this one was tiny.

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I'm not sure, and couldn't see those well enough to really tell, but they immediately reminded me of the much larger Gaura I've seen around here.
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I didn't make it back to the park today. I had to tend to my garden. Maybe tomorrow I'll get over there.
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These are some tiny blooms popping up in our shrubs. I'm not sure if it's the shrubs that are blooming, or if these are something growing within the shrubs...




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Looks like Nandina. Ours are still in bud.
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I always enjoy this thread for its marvelous images.
Unfortunately, flowers are taking their time to bloom this year in my neck of the woods.
But I found these.


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Just weeds in my yard but pretty little blooms which are smaller than a match head







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hangman - as best I've been able to find out, those are Bluets. I see them all the time here. Some about 1/4 inch, slightly bigger than matchhead size, some about 1/2 inch, a bit smaller than a dime. Some purple like these, some white or pale lavender.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paleo Pete Quote
hangman - as best I've been able to find out, those are Bluets. I see them all the time here. Some about 1/4 inch, slightly bigger than matchhead size, some about 1/2 inch, a bit smaller than a dime. Some purple like these, some white or pale lavender.

This what was posted on my Flickr about these
sherardia arvensis

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OK, never even heard of that one, I searched for a long time through every book I have, Bluets was as close as I got. Most of the tiny flowers I shoot are not in any of my books, I tried a few online resources and didn't come up with much either. They have these ...applications I suppose ...where you put different features into drop down boxes, and for a 5 petal white flower barely 1/8 inch across, it turned up a dozen flowers that were over 2 inches wide...I gave it up...usually size is not one of the fields they let you input.

I googled it, looks a whole lot like what I thought were Bluets...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paleo Pete Quote
OK, never even heard of that one, I searched for a long time through every book I have, Bluets was as close as I got. Most of the tiny flowers I shoot are not in any of my books, I tried a few online resources and didn't come up with much either. They have these ...applications I suppose ...where you put different features into drop down boxes, and for a 5 petal white flower barely 1/8 inch across, it turned up a dozen flowers that were over 2 inches wide...I gave it up...usually size is not one of the fields they let you input.

I googled it, looks a whole loot like what I thought were Bluets...
Did not take long once I post them on Flickr that someone tagged them just noticed the tag when I checked this morning it amazes me how quick they get identified sometimes
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looks a whole lot like what I thought were Bluets...
It's a new one to me also. Same family as Bluets (Rubiaceae). Here's an even closer relative (same genus as Bluets), from our afternoon hike -- Houstonia purpurea. Moderate crop of a 1:2 shot with the Bokina:

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I cranked the Macro Takumar 50/4 preset to 1:1, and used a Nikon SB-28 on a K100D
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