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Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are so common in our gardens that we don’t pay attention to them. In fact they’re quite attractive as well as being tasty when used with fish or potatoes for example. In the summer I add them to salads. The flower has a very strong and nice taste.

The photo was taken in my garden in early June (f8 1/400mm zoom at 300mm natural morning light)

Thank you for your response on yesterday’s photo. I hope this new one will also be to your taste.

Hoping the sun comes out today wherever you live,


Tags: Garden Insect Gloucestershire Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Chives Allium schoenoprasum

Voters: dianah, magnus, KevSB and 34 more

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dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2008 9:49AM
A very natural the colours and excellent detail in the tiny petals.

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magnus 11 661 5 United Arab Emirates
23 Sep 2008 9:58AM
Nice colourful shot - the insect adds some interest too!
(bit dark though?)
23 Sep 2008 10:24AM
Lovely image, great detail and colours.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
23 Sep 2008 10:45AM
Beautiful image, Jean-Noel, great dof and detail. Carol
23 Sep 2008 12:48PM
Good DOF. I would add a touch more contrast
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
23 Sep 2008 2:02PM
v2 JNC, great close up
Mikelane 9 1 Wales
23 Sep 2008 2:42PM
Great omage ,love the light and you have some good detail well done regards
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
23 Sep 2008 2:57PM
What marvelous color and detail in this capture.
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
23 Sep 2008 4:54PM
Beautiful capture.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
23 Sep 2008 4:56PM
Beautiful view of the chive flowers and their guest--

I like v 2 better, Jennnnn
glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
23 Sep 2008 5:25PM
Great focus and DOF, a good lesson.

Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
23 Sep 2008 5:25PM
Wonderful work again JNC
23 Sep 2008 7:51PM
#2 is much better
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2008 8:09PM
Definitely prefer v2 to v1
Well composed and the colours and light are lovely
HUMIE 9 2 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2008 9:00PM
V2 for me JNC.

DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
23 Sep 2008 10:12PM
I like the lightened version best, can see so much more.
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2008 10:56PM
I prefer V2 too Jean-Noël.

Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
24 Sep 2008 1:50AM
A lovely composition, I like the light in vers.2.
24 Sep 2008 6:30AM
wonderful image.
jonathanbp 8 99 Thailand
16 Oct 2008 12:50PM
Version 2 for me....great image, superb.. Jonathan

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