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Weedlife

Caterpillar on the leaf of a weed beside the road. Although despised by up-country people for its uselessness, there is actually a lot of insects depending on the plant for sustenance during the dry season.

The weed is Indian Heliotrope, an introduced species. Folks from Philipines, where this is native, have discovered a number of significant medicinal uses for the plant, but Thais have not got onto that bandwagon yet.


This picture is one of series I have created from a short period of observing this weed during a recent weekend up-country...there is a gallery if you are interested, and I think it is one of my better collections.

Weedlife

Caterpillar on the leaf of a weed beside the road. Although despised by up-country people for its uselessness, there is actually a lot of insects depending on the plant for sustenance during the dry season.

The weed is Indian Heliotrope, an introduced species. Folks from Philipines, where this is native, have discovered a number of significant medicinal uses for the plant, but Thais have not got onto that bandwagon yet.


This picture is one of series I have created from a short period of observing this weed during a recent weekend up-country...there is a gallery if you are interested, and I think it is one of my better collections.

comments (9)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 11 May 2009, 02:32
Wonderful shot Ray, DOF effect is great,
Ray: Thanks, Zed. I am pleased you like it.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 May 2009, 05:44
...sigh....you did it again.....I am just staring and enjoying....great DOF and play of light.
Ray: Thank you for your reaction, Astrid.

It was a surprising experience...not many plants flowering at this time of the year...I sat on my 3-leg stool close by this small clump of weeds and wondered if I might get lucky and see at least one bug...I shot continuously for about an hour.
I like this Ray, the composition is great, the bright flowers a little distracting but only a littlewink
Ray: Thanks, Nigel. The flowers feature again tomorrow, but they look less like bright blobs and more like flowers because I composed the shot a little differently...I hope you like them.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 May 2009, 08:48
Very interesting Ray: thank you
Ray: You are most welcome, Chris.

"Weeds" are very interesting habitats.
Absolutly wonderful Ray.
Your gallery is a splendour!
Ray: Thank you, Richard.

I am so pleased you took the time to look at the gallery. I think it adds interest to the story of this "weed".
I don't know how you do it over and over again Ray, you are a real master at this type of shot as your linked portfolio shows as well.
Ray: You are too kind, Brian.

Having owned a "serious" camera for only 18 months, I feel I have just started climbing the long learning curve to competence in photography.

Occasional success, together with encouragement of folks like my "buddies" at SC, assists greatly with this journey. Its great fun!
There are some very fine pictures in that gallery Ray
Ray: Thank you, Bill.
I am chuffed that you took the time to look at the gallery.
you're using the word despised a lot.
Would disdain be a better fit??
he he
Great shot by the way
Cheers
Rob
Ray: Disdain is a lovely, civilised word...I doubt it suits my rough style, Rob. [grin]
Amazing greentones ! Thumbs up !
Ray: It is surprising how attractive a weed can be when you get up close to it, Zebigleb.

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