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...wildflowers and pebbles smoothed by the sea. On a beach on the west coast of the Island of Arran, in the River Clyde, Scotland.

***No idea what the red plant is, any ideas gratefully accepted.***

"Herb Robert" looks like the name I'm hunting for. Confirmed by Moira, "MrsWoolybill"

Tags: Scotland Close-up and macro Arran Landscape and travel Isle of arran Ayrshire and Arran

Voters: mrswoolybill, ringyneck, diamondgeaser and 23 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2011 9:20AM
I like your 'detail' shots, they complement the landscapes beautifully. This is the 'smaller picture' of our coastline.
Can't remember what the flowers are called, it's going to annoy me all day...

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13 Apr 2011 10:08AM
Beautiful detail and colour, well spotted........JIM.
pmorgan 11 217 13 England
13 Apr 2011 10:25AM
Not sure what they are, but they are growing in my garden. They seem to be able to live on the minutest bit of soil between the weed suppressing membrane and my shingle!!!!

(P.S. regarding the buckle on reflection it was a tad orange Wink - it was Autumn though)

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
13 Apr 2011 12:17PM
Looks like loads of birds eggs. A good one from you Dougie showing the smaller picture .
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2011 12:38PM
A vital element of the landscape that few people ever notice in their haste to see the bigger picture. So much more inherent interest than in a sandy beach.
Delightful composition and detail here, the delicate flowers thoughtfully flourishing across your chosen diagonal Smile
Richsr 11 91 223 England
13 Apr 2011 12:40PM
It aways is amazing how these plants survive amoung all the rocks. The shapes and colours and speckaling work well together Dougie.
Regards Richard
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
13 Apr 2011 12:48PM
These grow in my garden and spread voraciously, but they have very shallow roots so are easy to remove. An elderly next door neighbour, a walking plant encyclopaedia, told me they were wild geraniums, and were used as a herbal remedy for a number of conditions.

Beautifully captured here, lots of detail.

13 Apr 2011 12:51PM
Your neighbour is quite right Theresa, the Latin name is Geranium robertianum.
fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
13 Apr 2011 2:13PM
A great shot to lose yourself in the detail Dougie, both enthralling and instructive.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
13 Apr 2011 3:36PM
Amazing detail Dougie. Would have never thought to take a shot at this. Makes a superb image................Sandy
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2011 5:27PM
Nice bit of 'natural' detailing notch !
13 Apr 2011 7:23PM
Good detailed shot Dougie - We have got that growing in our gravel driveway, have to spray it a couple of times per year with weed killer to keep it clear.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2011 9:30PM
Such a beautiful wild flower with a lovely name - amazing to think it can grow in these pebbles so well.
Tandberg 15 1.2k 2 England
14 Apr 2011 10:26AM
different for you doug,But its good to diversify Wink

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