Azure and the Wild Lettuce

By taggart  
Azure and the Wild Lettuce

The wild lettuce spreads it seeds following the dandelion tradition. The cases, not quite ready here, are about 1 inch, emerging from some tiny yellow flowers. These stalks are 4-5 feet tall and were left uncut. Today they are a mass of fluffy seeds ready to fly!

The Azure-- probably from the last hatching--

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annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
7 Oct 2011 2:51PM
a lovely blue one , very nice composition and glad to learn more about your plants

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bertie1983 6 12 England
7 Oct 2011 2:52PM
great comp and dof
love itSmile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
7 Oct 2011 3:26PM
A superb detailed capture Jenn, well composed too...........Sandy
soulofharmony 8 22 1 Norfolk Island
7 Oct 2011 3:26PM
totally gorgeous Jenn... and lovely to see...!!! Grin

Nikki !!!! x
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 3:36PM
beautiful comp jenn brilliant detail wonderful colours a cracking capture nice one Wink
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 3:39PM
Wonderful composition and colour. Love that wild lettuce too.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
7 Oct 2011 3:41PM
Wonderful detail in the butterfly Jenn.
Good colours too.
Super shot.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
7 Oct 2011 3:49PM
"Superlative {5 STARs *****} & very Lovely Take,"...deserving of my weekly "Lex Equine Award." Smile

Have a 'wonderful & fair weather Weekend,' Jenn.

Ciao~ Pietro Wink
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
7 Oct 2011 4:03PM
A fabulous image of this tiny beauty, this species looks very like our Holly Blue. Keeping him/her so small in the frame gives us a real sense of scale.
mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 4:15PM
spot on jennn, lovely.
cheers phil.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 4:57PM
Wow !....great shot, with a remarkable 3D effect.....1st class !
A beautifully composed image.
9 10 10 England
7 Oct 2011 5:23PM
So delicate and so beautiful.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
7 Oct 2011 5:30PM
Super capture, Jenn.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
7 Oct 2011 6:15PM
Glad to be number 30, Jennnn.
This is so good in so many ways -- pin sharp focus, classic composition, perfect DOF.
VERY nice.
Beautifully composed and captured.
Elegant and delicate. S superb natural image.
Elegant and delicate. Superb natural image.
7 Oct 2011 7:14PM
Fabulous info Jenn, great composition, cracking image.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 7:14PM
lovely colour and composition, well sharp and detailed
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 7:24PM
A real beauty - so well isolated.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 7:41PM
Really impressive image.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
7 Oct 2011 8:01PM
Sharp and well composed Jennn. A super shot.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 8:53PM
What a sheer delight this is Jenn! A stunning capture.
Suehh 11 39 6 England
7 Oct 2011 9:44PM
Stunning Jenn!
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 10:19PM
One of your special shots Jenn - brilliant
8 Oct 2011 12:07AM
Just love the simple and off centred composition, but with so much fine detail - just a wonderful macro shot.. Jo
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
8 Oct 2011 1:25AM
Beautiful creature, Jenn - love the focus here.
goso 11 2 1 Australia
8 Oct 2011 2:29AM
A belter Jennn ...Bill
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
8 Oct 2011 2:30AM
A superb shot and a nice bit of information to go with it Jennn, I've never heard of wild lettuce before, don't know if there's any around here, certainly don't recognise it, but that doesn't mean much in my case! SadSmile
Rgds., Jim
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
8 Oct 2011 7:40AM
Just beautiful.

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
8 Oct 2011 11:39AM
Up to your usual excellent standard, you have photographed him in a wonderful pose. He's exploring the bloom so intently.
8 Oct 2011 12:18PM
A superb capture. Great composition, detail and colour.
Anna62 7 1 Australia
8 Oct 2011 12:24PM
stunning capture Jenn. Smile
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
12 Oct 2011 2:20PM

Quote:A fabulous image of this tiny beauty, this species looks very like our Holly Blue. Keeping him/her so small in the frame gives us a real sense of scale.

Quite beautiful Jennnnn looks well, so tiny on that plant xx

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