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Herb of Grace: Rue
Ruta graveolens

This is an extreme close up of the rue flower--note the part that will set seed. Rue is a medicinal herb native to southern Europe and northern Africa.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di Model (B01) Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Jun 2013 - 6:57 AM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Herb of Grace: Rue
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:17 Jun 2013 - 12:57 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Photo journalism, Wildlife / nature
Votes:71

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 1:06 AM

Superb, indeed!

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 2:55 AM

Awesome detailed macro. .....Sandy

handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 4:15 AM

Hey Jennifer, you have done it again. What a wonderful photo.

Peter

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
17 Jun 2013 - 4:28 AM

Excellent macro Jenn - and a lovely image too SmileGrin

S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 4:44 AM

Excellent and very sharp picture.

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 6:28 AM

What a beautiful flower, so well captured

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 7:00 AM

A beautiful, complex flower beautifully captured.

Rue features in Ophelia's speech in Hamlet thus,

"There's rue for you; and here's some for me. We may call it herb of grace a Sunday's. O, you must wear your rue with a difference."

In this as rue is associated with abortion and therefore adultery, she is telling the King & Queen that she knows of their infidelity.

There's your useless fact for today!

jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4119 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 7:16 AM

Great macro Jenn

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 7:26 AM

Fascinating!!!!!

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41053 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 7:31 AM

Super detail and lovely complementary colour, Jenn.

Dave

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 7:41 AM

A gentle pleasing shot Jennn.

Albert

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 8:15 AM

Superb shot Jenn fantastic detail and great colours

Hugh

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
17 Jun 2013 - 8:18 AM

Beautiful Jenn,
Fred.

Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 8:26 AM

Be careful with this stuff, it can cause blistering of the skin............. great shot.

Tish

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
17 Jun 2013 - 8:41 AM

Superb macro, Jenn!Smile
Regards Valery

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 8:49 AM

Superb maco Jennn.Smile
Joan.

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 8:52 AM

Beautiful!!

pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
17 Jun 2013 - 9:12 AM

An absolute beauty Smile

achieverswales
17 Jun 2013 - 10:54 AM

A bit of noise creeping in but a beautiful capture Jenn.


Regards

Trev.

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 11:13 AM

Good closeup Jennn.GrinGrin
Ron

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 11:34 AM

Excellent macro Jenn but a strange looking plant.
Lovely soft b/g.
Thank for tip re using flash and lens hood.
Don't usually have my lens hood on indoors - so hopefully I'll remember that in future.
KateGrinGrinGrin

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 11:36 AM

Good green tones Jenn.
Super shot.
Mick.

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 2:07 PM

I presume this is where the saying You will rue the day came from

Adrian

JohnChambersPhotography

Superb indeedy nearly ready to seedy, moving on......lovely capture very well captured and presented

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 - 5:45 PM

Fantastic close-up, Jenn.

P.

jdinne
jdinne  11 England
17 Jun 2013 - 6:36 PM

That is a close up Jenn, superb detail and colour.

John

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 6:42 PM

A very nice macro, Jenn -- I really like the limited color palette.
-=\Walter

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 7:34 PM

New to me but very good showing

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
17 Jun 2013 - 7:57 PM

Excellent with the limited amount of colours

Peter

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 9:35 PM

A stunning macro, Jenn. This looks a lot different than what I know here as rue. The yellow is difficult to get right, and you did it!

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 10:26 PM

Excellent isolated blossom, beautiful background and light is excellent revealing all the beautiful colors of this flower, excellent work Jenn!
George

boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2013 - 12:03 PM

Brilliant

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2013 - 4:17 PM

Gorgeous colours and close detail.
Very well done.

B.

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2013 - 9:00 AM

a real beauty

Last Modified By bliba at 25 Jun 2013 - 9:00 AM
Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
26 Jun 2013 - 1:52 AM

The green core does it for me! Grin
Beautiful... IB

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
10 Jul 2013 - 8:49 PM

I wish you so many of these beautiful flowers, in your life, Jenn, and let they all be with a confession of love!
Regards Valery

Last Modified By ValeryAst at 10 Jul 2013 - 8:50 PM
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