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Flora and Fauna Friday

Foxgloves

This week’s Flora and Fauna Friday post is a group of Foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea) growing on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Foxgloves
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Flora and Fauna Friday

Virginia Spiderwort

This week’s Flora and Fauna Friday post is a Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana) flower after rain.

The plant is native to eastern North America but widely grown in cottage gardens. This specimen was photographed in a garden in Nantwich, Cheshire, England. 

 

Flora and Fauna Friday: Virginia Spiderwort

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2020

A group of Coneflowers

Continuing my project photographing flowers and plants with various unusual lenses.

This group of Coneflowers (also known as Echinacea) was photographed with the Kamlan 50mm lens wide open at f/1.1.

Family portrait of some Coneflowers

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Hoarfrost on Hart’s-tongue Fern

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Special Request: Wilting, dead or aging flowers and leaves.

This is a hoarfrost covered Hart’s-tongue Fern. A monochrome original I gave it a blue tint to give it a colder mood.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Special Request: Wilting, dead or aging flowers and leaves

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 12th August 2020

 

Wordless Wednesday: 12th August 2020

 

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Flora and Fauna Friday

Borage flower and buds

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is a Borage (Borago officinalis) flower and buds. An alternative common English name is Starflower.

A popular cottage garden plant it is now being grown commercially to produce Borage Seed Oil. This specimen was photographed in a garden in Nantwich, Cheshire, England.

 

Flora and Fauna Friday: Borage flower and buds

 

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Monthly Squares

Alien Egg Sacks?

Or simply seeds of the Borage plant photographed with a high magnification macro lens?

This is my day 14 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective.

 

July Squares: Alien Egg Sacks