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By LynneJoyce  
A sideways concession the Shadow Saturday convention, this post is all about the lovely things that get overshadowed and overlooked, the photographer's attention usually grabbed by more colourful, obvious plants and flowers. They are often tiny and apparently insignificant, not brightly coloured, and they waft on long, slender stems with every slight breeze (apart from the Lichens on the tree trunk of course) so are difficult to capture. Needless to say I love trying to capture them partly because of the challenge and partly because the camera lens reveals tiny details that are difficult to see with the naked eye.

These were all taken in Calpé, Spain near to Las Salinas, and I still have the scars from the mosquito bites to prove it. I have opened with my personal favourite, but I love them all. There are lots of blowsier, more colourful wild flower shots still to come, but I chose to start with these tiny, subtle beauties.

Thank you for looking and I hope that you enjoy at least some of them.

Tags: Close-up and macro Lichen Grasses

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nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
2 Jul 2016 1:33PM
Splendid set, Lynne. I shot similar things, but hesitated to upload them. Fine images and all are wonderfully presented.
2 Jul 2016 1:36PM
What a wonderful set, Lynne. Plants that get overlooked often have much more going for them than the showy ones. Your lead image is a beauty!

Dave Wink
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
2 Jul 2016 1:48PM
A wonderful set, Lynne, showing how dry the season is. Here we have 40C and upwards every day, and everywhere is parched.
2 Jul 2016 1:49PM
Excellent collection
cabbie Plus
13 31 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2016 2:15PM
Yet again some fine work Lynne well done

Jerrin 5 23 England
2 Jul 2016 2:42PM
Excellent series, beautiful detail.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
2 Jul 2016 2:59PM
A wonderful collection, Lynne, with so many it's hard to pick favourites, but after much toggling, think the first of the versions has to be my choice Smile
Trev Smile
sawsengee Plus
14 6 39 Malaysia
2 Jul 2016 3:25PM
beautiful closeup, light diffusion & visual framing (the lead image) Smile
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2016 4:37PM
lead and V12 are my favourites
beautifully presented as usual Lynne
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
2 Jul 2016 5:17PM
I love all thee Lynne ,they are gorgeous ,all with a lovely tone,detail and presentation
SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
2 Jul 2016 5:35PM
Wonderful collection. I too like these little hidden gems. I did linger over V7.
2 Jul 2016 5:42PM
An absolute delight to view, Lynne.

prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
2 Jul 2016 6:06PM
A superb presentation. Canon would love to have them to promote 100 mm Macro
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2016 6:08PM
v1 is my favourite today
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2016 7:10PM
A splendid set and agree with your fav., then V6 and V14.
Niknut Plus
10 2.8k 82 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2016 7:12PM
Beautiful shot !....lovely dreamy, almost 'fairytale' quality !.Smile
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
2 Jul 2016 8:01PM
What a marvellous set of macro shots, Lynne.
Spkr51 4 United States
2 Jul 2016 8:18PM
Excellent shot ***** Smile
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2016 8:51PM
Wonderful shots - the light is superb in them SmileSmileSmile
2 Jul 2016 11:33PM
Another wonderful set Lynne. Beautifully captured and so skillfully processed.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2189 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2016 8:54PM
They all have a special beauty of their own, and you manage to capture their essence.
4 Jul 2016 2:53PM
A delightful set Lynne.

xwang 11 56 8
5 Jul 2016 3:02PM
Excellent detail.. everytime when I saw your marco, I wanted to give a try,.. but never have done.Grin
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2016 2:39PM
Spoiled for choice here Lynne... Lead shot and V5 are my very top favorites! GrinGrinGrinGrin
Beautiful set...
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simont 16 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2016 6:56AM
Fabulous looking set, like the main image best.

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