Montana Outdoors

May 23, 2009

Small and common, but still pretty!

Filed under: Flowers, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 1:50 am

Field Chickweed

Field chickweed

Field chickweed

Field Chickweed
Cerastium arvense
Pink family


  1. Just because it’s common, sure doesn’t lessen its beauty. You certainly have great observation skills, Terry. Lots of people would pass right by without a second glance. We’re all the richer for your photographs.


    Comment by Bo — May 23, 2009 @ 6:32 am

    • Thank you for the kind words Bo. I’m convinced that each of these little things has a purpose, and while I don’t understand exactly why their forms are so pleasing to us, I’m grateful for it.


      Comment by montucky — May 23, 2009 @ 9:02 am

  2. You have an eye for beauty be it the “small and common” or the rare and endangered. I esp liked the first photo in this series.


    Comment by Maureen — May 23, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

    • Well, they have pretty little faces. I like the first photo best too.


      Comment by montucky — May 23, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

  3. The botanical world is filled with wondrous things! I love the details in your macro shots…all those little parts have very important specific functions…yet each is beautiful! Very pleasing photos!


    Comment by Tabbie — May 23, 2009 @ 7:23 pm

    • Maybe I go a bit too far with the macros, but that tight lens show things that we just don’t see without it. The intricacies fascinate me!


      Comment by montucky — May 23, 2009 @ 10:48 pm

  4. oh, I really like that last shot


    Comment by silken — May 24, 2009 @ 6:57 pm

    • Today I went through the National Bison Range with some friends and these were just everywhere! I have many more photos of them than I need!


      Comment by montucky — May 24, 2009 @ 11:11 pm

  5. I agree with silken. The last shot is my favorite. The way the light reflects off the inside of flower (pollen, just a little silver lining?) is great.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — May 24, 2009 @ 8:45 pm

  6. Beautiful lighting and detail you captured here Terry, well done !!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — May 25, 2009 @ 1:53 pm

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