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02-09-2014, 01:33 PM   #646
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Thanks for the compliment. Lots of very good shots in this thread, and mostly macro, that's usually what it takes to get shots of the really small flowers in recognizable form. I've been looking for them since a trip to Las Vegas several years ago when I stumbled on one about match head size, until then Henbit was the only tiny flower I had ever really noticed. Can't wait till my back gets a little better and the ground dries out a little more, quite a few blooming right now and some mushrooms out in the woods too. And I can't crawl around like I usually do...this SUCKS...
I hear you about back problems. I was in therapy for pinched nerves in my neck last fall and will be starting therapy for bulging discs in my lower back next Thursday.

Getting down to ground level and still seeing the viewfinder, can be an issue. I have an Olympus L finder that I use sometimes, but it reverses the horizontal view and takes some getting used to.

The park I go to for most of outdoor shots, never flooded last season and flowers were rare. that's not going to be a problem this year, as there is near record snow cover.

I hope to be in better shape for a spring I'm very much looking forward to.

Here's a shot from the park in better years.

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A cluster of tiny flowers.

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Tiny Buds

Tiny buds, with tiny spider.

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@mtux, I like that very much!

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@mtux, I like that very much!
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I took it with Q and 01 lens. Here I really saw the result of good light in photo. It was near sunset.
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Yeah, tiny flowers on the ground are hard to capture. I usually go for ones a little higher, closer to eye view, in installations, botanical gardens, ...

This shot was taken with Industar 50-2, an m42 50mm lens with a relatively poor minimum focus distance, blurry edges, but it still captured the little "purple forest"


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Tiny 'n' White

Amazing looking little guys, or gals.

How do you tell?
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Most go both ways. The filaments with yellow bits at the end are stamens, i.e., pollen-bearing (male) parts (the yellow bits are called anthers). The filament in the center might be the developing pistil, i.e., female parts.

Very attractive shot. Is this in a conservatory or are you somewhere other than Detroit?
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Most go both ways. The filaments with yellow bits at the end are stamens, i.e., pollen-bearing (male) parts (the yellow bits are called anthers). The filament in the center might be the developing pistil, i.e., female parts.

Very attractive shot. Is this in a conservatory or are you somewhere other than Detroit?
It's the Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle. Although underfunded for years, it still has some wonderful exhibits and one of the largest orchid collects in the US.
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the flower is smaller than it appears


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