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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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Views:182
Unique Views:82

Comments

nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 1:06 AM

Superb, indeed!

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 2:55 AM

Awesome detailed macro. .....Sandy

handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 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 Plus Member 2295 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 6:28 AM

What a beautiful flower, so well captured

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 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 Plus Member 5699 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 7:16 AM

Great macro Jenn

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

Fascinating!!!!!

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 7:31 AM

Super detail and lovely complementary colour, Jenn.

Dave

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 7:41 AM

A gentle pleasing shot Jennn.

Albert

morpheus1955
17 Jun 2013 - 8:15 AM

Superb shot Jenn fantastic detail and great colours

Hugh

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

Beautiful Jenn,
Fred.

Tish1
Tish1 Plus Member 2Tish1 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 Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 8:49 AM

Superb maco Jennn.Smile
Joan.

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 8:52 AM

Beautiful!!

pollisher
pollisher  2 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 Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 11:13 AM

Good closeup Jennn.GrinGrin
Ron

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 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 Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 11:36 AM

Good green tones Jenn.
Super shot.
Mick.

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96360 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  3 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 - 5:45 PM

Fantastic close-up, Jenn.

P.

jdinne
jdinne  12 England
17 Jun 2013 - 6:36 PM

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

John

gajewski
gajewski Plus 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 Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2013 - 7:34 PM

New to me but very good showing

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
17 Jun 2013 - 7:57 PM

Excellent with the limited amount of colours

Peter

Joline
Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 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 Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis 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 Plus Member 2boov vcard United Kingdom
18 Jun 2013 - 12:03 PM

Brilliant

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2013 - 4:17 PM

Gorgeous colours and close detail.
Very well done.

B.

bliba
bliba  9 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 Plus Member 4Chinga 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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