Tiny Columbine

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 13 May 2009 in Plant & Nature.

Some pre-school youngsters came to my door selling flowers.... picked flowers! I felt badly that the blossoms had been removed, but I selected one for 25 cents. To maximize its shortened life, I put it in a tiny dish of water and resolved to take its picture. It's about 2.5 inches across (6.35c). Later I noticed my bleeding heart was missing a number of blossoms too! Kids will be kids! No, I didn't buy my own blossoms back! :-)

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is funny.

13 May 2009 5:03am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

wow nicly composed
nice story

13 May 2009 5:17am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

splendid shot

13 May 2009 6:53am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

I'm chuckling because I've been there before. Good for you for getting your money's worth, and then some.

13 May 2009 7:50am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Now this is indde a very pretty flower, captured so well

13 May 2009 8:34am

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

Really neat shot, Don ! And great you doing this kind of "financial support", who knows, maybe you've just contributed to the next business empire in the future ??? ...lol


13 May 2009 11:54am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

great shot, love that it is in the bowl

13 May 2009 12:10pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Une très jolie "ancolie" (son nom français)

13 May 2009 2:35pm

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Very nice, very original, very delicate !

13 May 2009 2:52pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

little capitalists... just fork over the quarter

13 May 2009 3:00pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

So pretty. I like how you've displayed it.

13 May 2009 3:10pm

Rosso from Luserna s.Giovanni (To), Italy

Image very original, very good macro, unfortunate that the flower has been broken!

13 May 2009 3:36pm

Elora from Genoa, Italy

Nice story, and sorry to hear that you got you blossoms picked :( but you did a great job with your composition and created an original shot! Thanks for sharing!

13 May 2009 4:18pm

Ajay from Pune, India

A beautiful arrangement for the a beautiful flowers. Excellent macro.

13 May 2009 4:45pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

Gee sounds like some entrepreneurial con artists being raised in the neighbourhood :)
I likely would have bought one too -- such a shame for such a pretty thing to be left in some child's paws!

13 May 2009 5:26pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

We get tricked all our lives.... :-0 Wonderful macro.

13 May 2009 8:50pm

Andrés from Chapel Hill, United States

A very beautiful image of this flower. Nicely done!

13 May 2009 10:47pm

One from Açores, Portugal

Outstanding ! Beautiful macro capture . Fine sharpness of the image !

14 May 2009 4:32am

grant from kansas city, United States

i'd say it was worth the price to get this image. and now you've given me a good idea for making a little extra cash.

14 May 2009 6:20pm