My Latin is non-existent!
Well, you do have to admit….
It must be Spring in the UK..
Can you spot the bug?
They are here to get you! Be afraid!
Still having fun with the new Texture Slider in Adobe Camera RAW. It’s a fun tool and it worked well on the flower below. I love taking photographs of flowers with a very narrow depth of field – it makes the flower pop out of the background. The new texture slider gives the image a bit of extra pop!
The veins (?) in the leaf look like a city roadmap.
Sue tells me that, whilst the plant/weed shown in the first image below looks like a stinging nettle, it isn’t and you would not be stung if you touched it. I will not be testing this hypothesis. If it looks like a stinging nettle, then it will sting you. I apply the same logic to snakes. If it is a snake, it is poisonous!
For comparison purposes, the image at the bottom of this post is a stinging nettle.
I am sure somebody will know what kind of plant (weed?) this is. Spotted near Monnickendam (Netherlands) today. Almost like some kind of alien creature!
A slightly more fragrant post than the last one!
Please click HERE to visit my Adobe Spark page for the Hortus Botanicus (botanical gardens in Amsterdam). When you get to the page, please just keep scrolling down…
The Hortus Botanicus is one of the most peaceful places in the bustling and vibrant city of Amsterdam.
Even more fooling around with Reflector. I should really be doing something more useful!
I don’t know the name of this one either. Many things but not a botanist!
Another flower I don’t know the name of:
I didn’t notice the ants when taking the photography. Not sure what they’re doing!
Some images from the forest coming up shortly:
More insect pornography!
Promiscuous beetles seen today having open air sex. Even threesome sex! What little tinkers they are!
One I haven’t seen before:
They are not bananas but look a bit like them…
I could be wrong but I think this is a Red Admiral…
Tom very kindly corrected me. This is not a bee, it’s a hover fly!
Now surely this must have come straight out of the the film Alien by Ridley Scott
I apologise deeply for sweeping away centuries of botanic and taxonomic research when I rename these flowers with my own (silly) name. But you do have to admit, they look a little bit like lightbulbs!
No other way to describe it!
A mixture of soft and delicate flowers and fearsome spikes! Armoured flowers!
I have no idea what these flowers (plants?) are called but I call them Witches Fingers
Not sure what makes them fluffy…
Not sure if they’re leaves at all – but, close enough for Government work!
I know, the flower petals should really be in focus but I like the way that (by accident) the little antenna things in the middle of the flower break through and are in focus whilst the petals aren’t. The best kinds of rules are no rules!
On a warm summer’s day, the Hortus Botanicus (Botanical Gardens) Amsterdam is such an oasis of peace and tranquility. Somewhere to catch your breath…
No idea what it is, but nice.
As usual, no idea what it is but a nice flower
Theresa May might feel like this today…flattened!!!
Probably one of the best ways to spend an afternoon in the woods…
Just a humble dandelion..