Hawthorn blossom

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One of my macro lens tests. I liked the little flush of pink in some of these flowers.


Guest - Jun 07, 2007 03:21 AM EDT
good to see one of your macro images, Steve, - and a pretty one it is, too! Am glad you're enjoying the lens. Only just found this one, sorry to be late with the comment. I also like the slight tinge of pink in some blossoms. Now is this also known as the May Tree, or May Blossoms? We had a discussion on another list about this, sometime ago, - about the superstition that picking "May" blossoms and bringing them into the house, brings bad luck. My paternal grandmother always said this, and she had a good reason to believe it, too.
Guest - May 17, 2007 08:45 AM EDT
Beautiful photo of the blossoms. Good job.
Guest - May 12, 2007 06:02 PM EDT
Thanks, Tania, Alex and Plumeriagrl for your photographic comments, and thanks Mike for your historic ones!
Guest - May 12, 2007 02:51 AM EDT
What a charming bunch of blossoms. I really like the highlights and shadow play on them. The delicatness really stands out with the soft pink undertones in them. Wonderfully captured macro
Guest - May 11, 2007 10:50 AM EDT
WOW!! great macro and pretty blossoms.
Guest - May 10, 2007 03:32 AM EDT
Britain's most famous hawthorn is the Holy Thorn of Glastonbury. Legend tells of how Joseph of Arimathea, the uncle of the Virgin Mary, arrived at a hill overlooking Glastonbury Tor with a few disciples and two sacred vessels containing the blood and sweat of Jesus. Where he thrust his staff into the ground it sprouted and grew into a thorn tree. Though the original is obviously not there any more, one of its supposed descendants does still stand on the hill, and other offspring grown from cuttings and perpetuated over the centuries can be found around Glastonbury and indeed further afield in England. This particular hawthorn blooms twice a year, once in May and again around Christmas. A sprig of one of these Glastonbury thorns from outside St Johns Church is traditionally sent to the Queen, who is said to decorate her breakfast table with it on Christmas morning. a lovely photo steve neat lens to i will have to save and work hard to get one now i have seen some fantastic shots
Guest - May 09, 2007 07:19 PM EDT
Steve I find white flowers the hardest to photograph. You have mastered it beautifully. they look like they would be tiny little flowers
Guest - May 09, 2007 06:47 AM EDT
Wow! I didn't realize how small these flowers are. Nice macro!
Guest - May 09, 2007 02:19 AM EDT
Thanks Marsha and Mary. Mary, the lens can get to life size (1:1), although I wasn't that close in this shot. However, I was pretty close: these flowers are tiny and probably 8 or 10 of them would be equivalent to the dandelion head in your excellent macro posted here recently.
Guest - May 08, 2007 07:26 PM EDT
Nice capture Steve. Can you get more of a closeup with your lens? The flowers are so pretty with that delicate shade of pink.
Guest - May 08, 2007 06:46 PM EDT
Very pretty flowers.
Guest - May 08, 2007 06:36 PM EDT
Glad you liked this one, Carol and Lorraine!
Guest - May 08, 2007 04:41 PM EDT
Very pretty flowers, ex capture.
Guest - May 08, 2007 03:10 PM EDT
Beautiful flowers. Carol

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