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

Peter
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
5 349 5 Australia
17 Jun 2013 6:28AM
What a beautiful flower, so well captured
LynneJoyce Plus
9 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
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 7:16AM
Great macro Jenn
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2013 7:26AM
Fascinating!!!!!
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
17 Jun 2013 7:31AM
Super detail and lovely complementary colour, Jenn.

Dave
fentiger 16 916 24 England
17 Jun 2013 7:41AM
A gentle pleasing shot Jennn.

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

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

Tish
17 Jun 2013 8:41AM
Superb macro, Jenn!Smile
Regards Valery
EMJAYCEE Plus
8 10 10 England
17 Jun 2013 8:49AM
Superb maco Jennn.Smile
Joan.
richmowil Plus
8 329 2 England
17 Jun 2013 8:52AM
Beautiful!!
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.


Regards

Trev.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
17 Jun 2013 11:13AM
Good closeup Jennn.GrinGrin
Ron
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 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.
KateGrinGrinGrin
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
17 Jun 2013 11:36AM
Good green tones Jenn.
Super shot.
Mick.
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

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

P.
jdinne 14 16 England
17 Jun 2013 6:36PM
That is a close up Jenn, superb detail and colour.

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

Peter
Joline Plus
11 28 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!
George
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2013 12:03PM
Brilliant
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
18 Jun 2013 4:17PM
Gorgeous colours and close detail.
Very well done.

B.
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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