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Grass Flower

Tiny, but exquisite, flowers from a species of grass...resting on the fabric of my shorts to give some sense of scale.

Grass Flower

Tiny, but exquisite, flowers from a species of grass...resting on the fabric of my shorts to give some sense of scale.

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Oh my goodness - I thought perhaps it was carpet, but it's even finer than that... beautiful!
Ray: These flowers are invisible to me unless I use magnifying technologies, Elizabeth.
It is a very tiny flower Ray and a wonderful shot...
but why do you wear woolen underwear when you live in a tropics grin

Ray: Its a form of self-flagellation, Peter, to remind me to keep my thoughts and behaviours pure...
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Jan 2014, 06:03
So many minute beauties are overlooked because we can't see them properly - so thank you, Ray!
Ray: You are welcome, Lisl...I am delighted that I am not alone in admiring this World of Small.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jan 2014, 06:38
Thank you for showing the small world again. Amazing what our eyes cannot see.
Ray: I find myself increasingly attracted to this World of Small, is a wonderful place.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jan 2014, 06:42
In other words, almost microscopic! Beautiful, Ray.
Ray: They are beautiful, Ginnie...and, I cannot see them unless I augment my eyesight.
Perfection in miniature Ray
Ray: Ha Ha

...and, you should see what is inside my shorts, Bill...
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and aittitude meet
  • 13 Jan 2014, 08:08
Your shorts appear to be made out of door matting Ray. Is this some form of self punishment?
Ray: My shorts are made from woven coconut fibre and horse-hair, Chadridge...I have a permanent embarrassing rash in the crotch region...mature and experienced gals have been known to faint or run screaming from the boudoir...
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Jan 2014, 08:11
These are VERY small aren't they!

The flowers not the shorts
Ray: You seem to have it accurately observed, Chris.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Jan 2014, 08:44
It could be you have very knobbly shorts, of course, and these flowers are really 12 inches across smile
Ray: I do have very knobbly...umh...knees, Alan, but my shorts are knobless.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Jan 2014, 09:32
Your shorts look like a carpet - a beautiful, precious looking flower.
Ray: As my shorts are actually from finely woven trouser material, Philine, I believe it indicates how small these flowers are.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 13 Jan 2014, 10:57
I love the very top where the seed casing has burst. You probably spread a few seeds onto your shorts.
Ray: Grass flowers are spectacular, Mary, but very, very small things.

[I deny that I am in the habit of spilling seed onto my shorts... smile ]
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 13 Jan 2014, 11:12
do you ever wear long trousers Ray
Ray: Not often, Richard...working in Singapore at the moment and getting away with wearing shorts most days.
There seems to be rather a lot of comments about the knobs in shorts Ray, I will be careful not to mention them, because you must be getting near the ultimate close-up possible with a standard camera and lens.
Ray: You have done well to keep out of that fraught area of commentary, Brian.

I placed a 25mm barrel between the 100mm lens and the camera, and so had to remove the lens hood as it was knocking the grass when I tried to focus.
love pink and I like how you have treated this image...
Ray: Thank you, Aderonke.
Tiny little flowers!
Ray: They are very small, Tom.
Tiny is a small word Ray! What a capture.
Ray: Thank you, Richard.

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