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Flower Secrets

Other view with a different exposure value here:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/motorpsiclist/5430724611/in/photost...

 

and a crop and magnification of the pollen here:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/motorpsiclist/5432765907/in/photost...

 

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Some of these photographs appear to be close-ups of regular-sized flowers; they are not. All of these photos are micro (macro) photographs of the super-tiny blooms that blossom on common weeds.

 

Weed flowers...wild flowers...whichever appellation you want to bestow on them nonetheless these almost microscopic beauties are the flowers that bloom on the weeds in my yard.

 

Many people also assume that these flowers are, for example, squash or zucchini-sized flowers, or that they are flowers 1" in diameter or larger and are perhaps on stems a foot tall or so. Nothing could be further from the truth.

 

Most of these flowers when measured petal tip to petal tip at their widest diameters measure 1/4" (6mm) across…or less...the entire bloom is that small. And the average stem height is only a few inches tall, if that.

 

The smallest weed flower I've shot yet is a small ring of flowers that measured less than 1/32" (.7mm) in diameter which encircled a spire which measured about 1/64" (0.3mm) in diameter.

 

For some photos I’ve included references to common objects such as the head of a paper match, or the head of a pin, which dwarfs some of these tiny flowers! On some others I’ve listed a description of the actual size of each object in the photo.

 

So far I've made over 700 photographs of over 50 varieties of weed flowers.

 

I hope that seeing the variety, beauty, and intricate complexity of this small world astonishes and pleases you as much as it has me.

 

Thanks for looking.

 

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Micro Weed Flowers:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/motorpsiclist/sets/72157626023965740/

 

Micro Weed Flowers II:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/motorpsiclist/sets/72157633029514344/

 

Micro Weed Flowers III:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/motorpsiclist/sets/72157633029556370/

 

Micro Weed Flowers IV:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/motorpsiclist/sets/72157633025347237/

 

Micro Weed Flowers V:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/motorpsiclist/sets/72157633029592988/

  

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My photographs and videos and any derivative works are my private property and are copyright © by me, John Russell (aka "Zoom Lens") and ALL my rights, including my exclusive rights, are reserved and protected by United States Copyright Laws and International Copyright Laws. ANY use without my permission in writing is forbidden by law.

 

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Taken on February 9, 2011