Herb of Grace: Rue

By taggart  
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.

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
17 Jun 2013 1:06AM
Superb, indeed!

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
17 Jun 2013 2:55AM
Awesome detailed macro. .....Sandy
Hey Jennifer, you have done it again. What a wonderful photo.

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
17 Jun 2013 4:28AM
Excellent macro Jenn - and a lovely image too SmileGrin
S_Psharma 5 1 India
17 Jun 2013 4:44AM
Excellent and very sharp picture.
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
17 Jun 2013 6:28AM
What a beautiful flower, so well captured
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 7:00AM
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 Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 7:16AM
Great macro Jenn
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 7:26AM
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
17 Jun 2013 7:31AM
Super detail and lovely complementary colour, Jenn.

fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
17 Jun 2013 7:41AM
A gentle pleasing shot Jennn.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 8:15AM
Superb shot Jenn fantastic detail and great colours

17 Jun 2013 8:18AM
Beautiful Jenn,
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 8:26AM
Be careful with this stuff, it can cause blistering of the skin............. great shot.

17 Jun 2013 8:41AM
Superb macro, Jenn!Smile
Regards Valery
9 10 10 England
17 Jun 2013 8:49AM
Superb maco Jennn.Smile
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
17 Jun 2013 8:52AM
17 Jun 2013 9:12AM
An absolute beauty Smile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
17 Jun 2013 10:54AM
A bit of noise creeping in but a beautiful capture Jenn.


Maiwand 11 3 73 England
17 Jun 2013 11:13AM
Good closeup Jennn.GrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 11:34AM
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.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
17 Jun 2013 11:36AM
Good green tones Jenn.
Super shot.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 2:07PM
I presume this is where the saying You will rue the day came from

Superb indeedy nearly ready to seedy, moving on......lovely capture very well captured and presented
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 5:45PM
Fantastic close-up, Jenn.

jdinne 15 16 England
17 Jun 2013 6:36PM
That is a close up Jenn, superb detail and colour.

gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
17 Jun 2013 6:42PM
A very nice macro, Jenn -- I really like the limited color palette.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 7:34PM
New to me but very good showing
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
17 Jun 2013 7:57PM
Excellent with the limited amount of colours

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
17 Jun 2013 9:35PM
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!
17 Jun 2013 10:26PM
Excellent isolated blossom, beautiful background and light is excellent revealing all the beautiful colors of this flower, excellent work Jenn!
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2013 12:03PM
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
18 Jun 2013 4:17PM
Gorgeous colours and close detail.
Very well done.

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
25 Jun 2013 9:00AM
a real beauty
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2013 1:52AM
The green core does it for me! Grin
Beautiful... IB
10 Jul 2013 8:49PM
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

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