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By LynneJoyce  
Still within the immediate vicinity, more wild specimens, this time including teeny weeny ones, V's 2, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 & 14 having flowers that are less than 2mm across. The Mouse-eared Chickweed and Black medick escaped the mowers because they are very, very low growing. The rest owe their survival due to the fact that they are either on the margins where the mower can't reach or near walls.

I have identified the specimens that I can, half identified the Hieracium. There are so many of this genus and I can't be sure exactly which one this is. Hieracium experts among you might be able to help.

Whatever, these images are a testimony to the fact that I am not afraid to set my dignity aside and risk ridicule and inane questions from passers-by by grovelling on the floor and taking shots of these wonderful, wild, miniature marvels. What is it with people who ask you what you are doing? Isn't the great big black camera a bit of a clue?

As ever the exif applies only to the first image. Thank you for looking and I hope that you enjoy at least some of these beauties.

Tags: Flowers and plants Wildlife and nature

Voters: CarolG, tonyng, graceland and 71 more

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CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
27 May 2015 5:52PM
All simply gorgeous, Lynne, with my favourites being V's 1 & 4.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
27 May 2015 6:09PM
dare i suggest your best set yet.....
but knowing you will try to excel these
absolutely no favourite here... so a fifteenth of a vote each
you are lucky you still can get into positions that cause attentionWink
Greyheron 19 282 7 England
27 May 2015 6:12PM
Their mouth seems goes into overdrive before the brain's had time to engage...the eyes are always straight ahead and never see the small beautiful things all around them...sad...!!!

A wonderful set of flower images, Lynne...

capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
27 May 2015 6:13PM
An excellent set with v1 being the star.Smile

boov Plus
8 2 United Kingdom
27 May 2015 6:15PM
Absolutely brilliant .... presentation fabulous.. idents look to be spot on... right up my street these... not getting to carried away here ... OK I am.... Brilliant set, brilliant, (would love to know the app for the presentation)... big thanks for uploading, regards Jim
fentiger 20 920 24 England
27 May 2015 6:38PM
Stunning set of beautiful and well composed images uniquely presented.

gajewski 17 10 9 United States
27 May 2015 6:46PM
I was bowled over as soon as I saw the first amazing image and then bowled over again with each of the remaining 14 shots.
What a series -- publish a calendar and have 3 shots left over.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
27 May 2015 6:57PM
Stunning. I doff my cap. To many to pick a favourite, they're all winners.
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
27 May 2015 7:13PM
When a set of botanical images is as good as this their is only one thing I can do...

Please accept my GE Award.

A stunning set which I had much delighting viewing.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
27 May 2015 7:14PM
Stunning set as always Lynne, cant choose a fave, all fantasticGrin
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
27 May 2015 7:21PM
Aye, fair to middlin', lass! (translated as 'very impressive', Lyn)

27 May 2015 7:31PM
An excellent series of floral images, well composed and presented, superb....SmileSmile

jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
27 May 2015 7:34PM
So beautiful images with great DOF and presentations

PhilT2 Plus
11 561 32 England
27 May 2015 7:54PM
What a superbly presented set of images and also you have identified a couple that are in my garden. Seriously like the selective focus on each carefully considered composition.
27 May 2015 7:56PM
Delightful series of images.
DonMc 13 4 United Kingdom
27 May 2015 7:59PM
Your shallow depth of field working a treat again Lynne! Amazing set of images! Award from me SmileSmileSmile
Regards Don
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
27 May 2015 8:40PM
I didn't enjoy some of them,I enjoyed them allSmileSmileSmileSmile
A top of the class images Lynne ,all with a lovely presentation.
I've used all my Awards so please accept some stars*********************************
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
27 May 2015 8:48PM
The pleasure you've had in photographing and presenting these is invaluable as is the pleasure for us
to marvel at your presentation skills and knowledge of these specimens.
I didn't know holly had flowers so V9 has to a favourite with V1 but for me all are an inspiration.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
12 10 10 England
27 May 2015 9:52PM
Spoilt for choice as usual Lynne and appreciate your skill with the camera and the computer. Rather like the circle within the square presentation of 7 and 14, but a superb set.
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2015 9:57PM
An amazing presentation Lynne superb photography and processing

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
27 May 2015 10:01PM
Perhaps I should play copy cat as I have been photographing many of the same sort of flowers--- and with that I will add that some of these flowers are so tiny one could easily miss them-- A brilliant collection as well as skilled focusing and processing has made a very fine presentation! Like how you labeled them!
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
27 May 2015 10:01PM
Amazing collection!

cabbie Plus
14 31 United Kingdom
27 May 2015 10:20PM
Cracking work as always 15 amazing piecesof work Lynne

cabbie Plus
14 31 United Kingdom
27 May 2015 10:20PM
Cracking work as always 15 amazing pieces of work Lynne

bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
27 May 2015 10:43PM
Brilliant set, beautifully presented. I think the Groundsel is a fabulous image.
brilliant set of images, great colours and detail. superb photography, SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
I looked at all your photos they are brilliant, lovely work, SmileSmile
PranavMishra 9 52 18 India
28 May 2015 5:15AM
another terrific set with gentle beauties..
a virtual award from me..
BarbaraR 15 1.2k 1 England
28 May 2015 7:44AM
A charming floral set.
So well captured and presented.
Many congrats on all the well deserved awards.

MaryFaith 7 59 New Zealand
28 May 2015 8:28AM
Gorgeous flower set Lynne - love your presentation - especially the framing! The off set frame in frame in V1 is especially impressive for me. Nice work Lynne

Mary Smile
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
28 May 2015 8:39AM
Marvelous quality shots, excellent presentation, Lynne. Love them all.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
28 May 2015 9:48AM
A set worthy of all the awards, Lynne. They brought back memories of when I hunted for wild flowers, photographd them, identified them and each year counted how many I had found.
Bantu 8 7 1 India
28 May 2015 10:18AM
A good study with superb captures,Lynne.

28 May 2015 10:41AM
Another wonderful set, Lynne, all beautifully presented, love v's 7 and 14 especially, how you've done them. A great time-sequence series.

Dave Wink
Richsr 14 91 223 England
28 May 2015 12:52PM
A fine set of images here Lynne, good details/ colours and well presented too
Congrats on all the UA, well deserved
IsabelC 7 51 10 Denmark
28 May 2015 1:42PM
What an amazing set...definitely no chance that I could pick any favourites.
Beautiful...a photographic flower garden Smile

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
28 May 2015 3:11PM
A super collection, Lynne, and enhanced by your unique way of framing and presenting them Smile
Trev Smile
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
28 May 2015 3:27PM
Immaculate images with Taxonomic description
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
28 May 2015 5:56PM
WOW! This set has broken my personal record for awards. Thank you guys, I am thrilled.
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2015 7:35PM
It's all been said, Lynne and I totally concur.

xwang 12 56 8
28 May 2015 10:02PM
A set of beautifully worked out image, wonderfully processed and framed, very artistic.
jdenman 13 19 5 Spain
29 May 2015 2:01AM
Great set Lynne Smile
29 May 2015 7:31AM
A sweet simple capture V1 well done. Nice one Lynne.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
29 May 2015 2:57PM
All are brilliant Lynne. You really have outdone yourself with these. So deserving of all the awards.
MrNature1 8 14 United Kingdom
29 May 2015 3:42PM
Great Capture and love the way you have framed it within a frame Smile
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2015 12:50AM
WOW what an outstanding set of images, beautifully captured

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2015 9:53PM
Jaw dropping set Lynne... This is just so beautiful and magical - great focus work and sensitivity for the beauty of each image...

1 Jun 2015 7:22AM
Your No1 is a great capture with precise focal lengths. Well done Lynne.
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
3 Jun 2015 3:59AM
Wow....look at those awards...all well deserved...stunning set
ChiliMan 15 135 17 Singapore
4 Jun 2015 12:18PM
Macro 'au naturel' at its best, Lynne. Wow. And what a slew of well-deserved awards! Fantastico Smile

I have a soft spot for V3 here. The closed brushy thingees look so much like a pink thing we have here.

tiff 12 111 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2015 10:17AM
Fantastic detail.Lovely delicate lighting.

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