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Flora and Fauna Friday

Corncockle flower

This week’s Flora and Fauna Friday is a Corncockle (Agrostemma githago) flower photographed in a garden in Cheshire, England.

Once a common weed in wheat fields it is now uncommon due to modern farming practices. However, nowadays it is being grown in cottage gardens. All parts of the plant are poisonous.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

CFFC: One Single Flower

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: One Single Flower.

Two photos from last summer when I was experimenting with various lenses adapted to a small mirrorless camera.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: One Single Flower

An Orange Daylily photographed with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to a small mirrorless camera.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: One Single Flower

A Periwinkle flower photographed with a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to a small mirrorless camera.

 

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Weekly Prompts

Weekend Challenge: What is it?

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: What is it? #4.

I had an idea for this challenge when putting together a post for a different photo challenge. However, I couldn’t find the photo I wanted to use. I knew I had it as a colour slide and that I had made a digital copy previously although a cropped, low resolution version.

 

Weekend Challenge: What is it?

So can anyone identify these?

 

The reason I couldn’t find the good digital copy was because I had added the keywords as I uploaded them from memory without checking the caption on the slide mount.

As a result they were misidentified!

 

Weekend Challenge: What is it?

They are seeds of the Corncockle. Once a common weed in wheat fields it is now uncommon due to modern farming practices. All parts of the plant are poisonous so it’s lucky my misidentification was limited to my photo library.

I had identified them as Oriental Poppy seeds which are a similar shape but have rows of dimples on them rather than the rows of raised spots on these seeds.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge which this week has Cee Neuner as a guest host. Cee has given us the prompt One Single Flower.

I quickly decided to keep things simple and go with a small selection of favourite flowers and photos.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

This is a Corncockle flower. Once a common weed in wheat fields it is now uncommon through modern farming practices. It is grown in some cottage gardens. All parts of the plant are poisonous.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

This is a Prairie Lily, the provincial flower of Saskatchewan. This specimen was photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan. No longer as common on the prairies as it once was.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

A Coneflower photographed a few years ago using my Vivitar 35mm lens from the 1970s on a modern digital camera. The interesting background is probably what started me experimenting with various lenses adapted to mirrorless cameras.

 

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Six Word Saturday

Forget-me-nots, green Moss and orange Lichen

Forget-me-nots and some boulders.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

 

Six Word Saturday: Forget-me-nots, green Moss and orange Lichen

 

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Throwback Thursday

Hiding in the Thyme

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire in the late 1980s and some Thyme growing at the edge of a garden pond in Hatherton near Nantwich.

It was a popular spot for some of the resident Common Frogs to sit, waiting for insects to visit the Thyme flowers.

 

Throwback Thursday: 11th June 2020

 

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: The Colour Pink

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: The Colour Pink.

When I read the prompt some of my photos from mid 1980s came to mind. Taken on high speed film for the film grain and using soft focus filters I was trying to get a greeting card publisher interested in the photos.

 

Weekly Prompts: Aesthetically Appealing

A Fuchsia flower.

 

Weekly Prompts: Aesthetically Appealing

A Rose.