Flowers of chives

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Flowers of chives

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Full frame, 21 mm width.
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Crop of the above, at 80% pixels.
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I've been doing too much other stuff lately, so today I decided to treat myself to a little photo session.

These are the flowers of common garden chives. I just thought they were pretty. Hope you enjoy them too! :D

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Technical: Canon 300D camera with Olympus 80 mm f/4 bellows lens at f/11, dual fiber halogen illumination with Kleenex tissue diffusers, ISO 100 at 1/5 second, 39 frames at 0.020" spacing, Zerene Stacker PMax, no retouching.

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A treat and a revelation. When we grow chives they get chopped and eaten long before they have a chance to flower. Maybe not next time.

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Thanks, Harold! I know you're a flower photographer, so I'm very pleased to hear you like this image. :D

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They are very pretty.

Mine not out yet either. They appear to be much lighter than ours too.

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Thanks, Aynia.

I took another look at the flowers outside in my garden. The whole heads give an appearance of being a bit darker and more purple than what I'm showing above. I think maybe the color shifts as the flowers age. The ones I'm showing here are more like the center flowers in this image at Wikipedia.

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Excellent work Rick!!
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rjlittlefield wrote:Thanks, Harold! I know you're a flower photographer, so I'm very pleased to hear you like this image.
Straying outside the macro range, many Allium species/varieties have geometrically pleasing, e.g. spherical, inflorescences, often also strikingly coloured. The shapes persist for the seed heads.

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