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This tiny bloom has appeared at the allotment.
The flowers are only about 5mm across.
Does anyone have a clue what it might be . I suspect it isn't edible.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Sep 2011 - 7:29 AM
Focal Length:98mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Fired, Return detected
Title:Wonderfully Weird!
Username:barbarahirst barbarahirst
Uploaded:21 Sep 2011 - 7:34 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants, General, Photo journalism
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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 7:41 AM

Great detail, Barbara. No idea what this is but I like this posting.
-=\Walter

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martinjp
martinjp  6 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 7:41 AM

No idea, nicely captured though, sure someone will know

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 - 7:44 AM

Lovely detailed capture Babs, nice colour too.. Peter

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 7:53 AM

Not a clue Barbara, but a jolly good image to see well captured
will 'pop back' later to see what it is
Well shot
Lillian

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morpheus1955
21 Sep 2011 - 7:58 AM

As you say snap!! What a wonderful plant, fantastic detail and colour, beautifully captured and presented.

Hugh

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5255 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 7:59 AM

Not a clue either, but it is a lovely blue and has an unusual form, makes a great image. Well done. Carole

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 8:03 AM

Looks a bit like a christmas cactus plant? could be wrong tho Barbara..

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goso
goso  8 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 8:17 AM

Good clear pic of whatever it is Barb ...Bill

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 8:31 AM

Most unusual never seen it before but it makes for a beautiful image.

Albert

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 8:56 AM

No idea what it is but you have got some good details and colours too.
Regards Richard

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gingerdelight
21 Sep 2011 - 9:09 AM

It's very beautiful, as is your capture, however I have no idea what it could be.
Carol

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 9:37 AM

A great shot never seen one before
mike

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lesliea
lesliea Plus Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
21 Sep 2011 - 9:47 AM

Very nice image Barbara great colour and NO IDEA.
Cheers Allen, Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 10:01 AM

What a super set of horticulturalists we are......no one has a clue about it's identity and I have to declare I have to join the band.......no idea either, Barbara.
But I can appreciate it's beauty and unusual structure, efficiently recorded by you in this shot.
Ronnie.

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digital_boi
21 Sep 2011 - 10:12 AM

yup i agree its a plant TongueTongue clueless again Sad but a great capture of it Barbara nice one GrinGrinGrin

Graham

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65218 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 10:25 AM

What a minute beauty. I thought it was a lavender until I saw the size of it so I've no idea now.
Chris

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lonely_oryx
21 Sep 2011 - 11:12 AM

Probably not edible but very pretty

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maggieh
maggieh  7 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 - 11:21 AM

wonderful detail but I can't identify it. Makes a great image though.
maggie

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ugly
ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 12:22 PM

A long time with no talk babs...
You come on a long way in the last few years..
I think you are way better than me now...
Great comp nice detail...
Great background to set the image off...
Magic work...
Dave

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
21 Sep 2011 - 12:26 PM

Never seen one of those! Love the image!
IB

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 12:28 PM

'tis very beautiful whatever it is-- love that blue!

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dormay
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21 Sep 2011 - 12:29 PM

Aha - I may be able to help. I once planted some seeds very much like these and if I remember correctly they were called Phacelia. Nice picture. Barbara

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 12:53 PM

Never seen this one beforem Barbs, but it certainly is beautiful, very well captured. Carol

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danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10536 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 1:06 PM

A nice thing to have growing. Very attractive.

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barmymarny
21 Sep 2011 - 2:06 PM

What a beautiful image. Well done.

Marilyn x

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
21 Sep 2011 - 2:15 PM

Great shot of this no idea plant the detail is excellent and the new name for it seem fitting dont you think.
jj

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Ayoob
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21 Sep 2011 - 2:20 PM

Gorgous shot very well presented Barbara.........GrinGrin

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rpba18205
rpba18205 Plus Member 5rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 2:46 PM

Very nicely done.
Rob

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LexEquine
LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 3:26 PM

'Superb color, tones, textures, & composition'~ Peter Wink

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 3:39 PM

Definitely weird! But very beautiful, Barbs Smile I know next to nowt about plants so can't say what it is, but you've done a cracking job on capturing it Wink
Trev Smile

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FeatherFriend
21 Sep 2011 - 3:51 PM

Haven't a clue Barbara, lovely image though,
Geoff.

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding Plus Member 6SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 4:10 PM

A beautiful flower and a lovely shot.
Steve.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 4:37 PM

no idea what it is Barbs but pretty shot

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jonwebber
jonwebber  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 5:27 PM

Thats never a plant, its a martian!!

Um, A well photographed martian.
jon

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 51011 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 5:32 PM

Nice shot !.....I found some of these growing in the sandy cliff tops in Pembroke in May.....'acquired' one in a pot, but I think it may have not survived, I'll have
to wait now till next Spring to see if it comes to life ????..........might possibly be 'Viper's Bugloss'....but try Google - Images, you may find it there ???????

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PattiW
PattiW  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 5:41 PM

Beautiful color with exquisite detail, Patti

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
21 Sep 2011 - 6:16 PM

Looks weird indeed

Peter

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 7:11 PM

Superb detail and textures. Great blend of colours Barb. Paul

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achieverswales
21 Sep 2011 - 8:37 PM

I join the rest Barbara, no clue but love the capture, excellent lighting!

Regards

Trev.

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moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
21 Sep 2011 - 10:16 PM

No idea what it is but very lovely little plant. Moira

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Suehh
Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2011 - 10:22 PM

I have now idea what it is - looks a little like kind of fern - but they don't flowers do they. Lovely detail Barbara

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2011 - 12:01 AM

What a strange but pretty looking thing, no idea what it is but I wouldn't try eating it!
Jann
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Canonshots
22 Sep 2011 - 8:29 AM

I reckon it's from another planet and is looking for our leaderSmile Splendid image anyway.

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Anna62
Anna62  4 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2011 - 1:38 PM

It is an unusual plant..and Ive never seen it before..but the little purple flowers are lovely!! Well taken Barbara Smile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2011 - 4:16 PM

My my...no idea what it is but it's fascinating! Looks almost fernish.

Andrew

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Peagreen
Peagreen  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2011 - 10:16 PM

Lovely shot, Barbara of a very pretty flower. Lovely colour and detailSmile Beautifully captured and presented. Googled it and it is a Phacelia, an annual which grows fast and usually dies in first frost
Take care, Pauline

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4204 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica34 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2011 - 10:18 PM

beautiful unusual flowers.. Like many others, I have seen them grow in the meadow before we left for Portugal.. but I'm not good at latin names

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