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Posted by
Philip (South Wales, United Kingdom) on 9 May 2010 in Plant & Nature.

I have some wyesteria buds which is a minor miracle after I butchered the plant this autumn. The wyesteria grows on the front on my house which is more or less South facing. The plant always has loads of flowers. After flowering it goes mad and grows at an enormous rate sending out long green stems all over the place. I tend to spend most of the summer battling with the stems trying to remove them from the guttering on the first floor extension!!!

NIKON D90 1/30 second F/10.0 ISO 200 105 mm

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Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

great close up Phil!

9 May 2010 7:39am

@Ted: Thanks.

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Nice macro and an interesting bud.

9 May 2010 3:42pm

@Phil David Alexander Morris: Thanks. The wall made a good neutral background for the photo.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Lovely tones of this closeup .

9 May 2010 5:33pm

@MARIANA: Yes, I have not really noticed the buds before but they are beautiful in their own right.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Super macro, with amazing details.

9 May 2010 5:40pm

@Curly: Thanks. It was late afternoon in April so the light was very good for this sort of thing.

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

You're weeks ahead! No such growth on the continent, at least not in my region.

9 May 2010 5:59pm

@MadScientist: Sorry to depress you further but this was taken about 4 weeks ago. The Wysteria is in full bloom now.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

That is true what you are saying . Before I was taking shots and macros , buds were just buds . Now, I cannot believe how pretty they are and how many different buds we have everywhere around :))

9 May 2010 9:33pm

@MARIANA: I agree. It is all a learning process. When I took this photo I also photographed some lovely bluebells. However, what I did not realise was that the background, although out of focus, was too bright and made the shots useless. I did not think of that at the time but I certainly will in the future.

1/30 second
ISO 200
105 mm