Saturday, March 14, 2009

Draba Verna, a.k.a. Whitlow Grass - Macro View

Michelle made a post on Whitlow Grass last year along with a great image of it sitting in a spoon. Up until last year I had never noticed it at all but now I'm seeing it everywhere. We have some growing in our front walkway so we took some pictures this afternoon with the new macro lens. The macro lens transforms how you look at the world and that alone makes it worth every penny it cost to buy.

Here is the Whitlow Grass as seen from about a foot above looking down. As you can see it lives in a narrow crack between bricks.

Here is that same little plant up close and personal. A brilliant bloom to herald the end of winter and the coming of spring. Click on the thumbnail to see the larger image of the plant in its full up close and person glory, from the point of view of an ant.

On Michelle's advice I've included an uncompressed view of just the flowers with their pollen dangling off and all. It is strange to have to scale down the image of something so small! Ya Spring.

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