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Wallflower bud

Wallflower bud with attendant insect

Wallflower bud with attendant insect

I’ve been prowling around with my x 10 magnification lens again.

It’s extraordinary how much more detail the camera picks up than the naked eye, making it a process of discovery when downloading the photo.

I wonder if the lace pattern on the petals was made by the tiny black insect at the base of the bud.

I hadn’t seen it when I took the photo!

Wallflowers are one of my favourite flowers because of the lovely mass of colour they create.

Not the least important is their scent  – possibly the strongest in the garden and absolutely heavenly.

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  1. March 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Your new lens is creating some superb photos!!

    • March 5, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      Thank you! The whole set of 4 (+1, +2, +4, +10) cost £12 and they screw in on the end of the lens. A belated Valentine’s Day present!

  2. March 7, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    very nice!

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