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庭や撮影中の森で見つけた植物 / Plants found in the neighborhood

I do not do much macro photography of flowers. There's no doubt that they are diverse, colorful and attractive as subjects. It's just somehow surprisingly difficult because I feel like it's so obvious and straightforward.

When I'm drawn to them, it's usually because I feel the interest of the form that makes me think, "Oh? Taken with D750+Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD.


This flower was growing in a corner of the garden, probably planted by a previous resident. It was illuminated by the slanting sunlight. It's a member of the snowflake family and is native to central Europe. The graceful shape and the refreshing contrast of white and green are impressive.

スノーフレーク / Snowflake
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Red shoots of a tabunoki tree (machilus thunbergii). This is a common sight in the nearby forest park, but on this day it was illuminated by the setting sun coming through a gap in the forest, creating a dramatic effect.


タブノキの新芽 / New buds of machilus thunbergii
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A member of the maple family.

モミジの仲間 / Kind of maple
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Small flowers growing in lines in the gap between the asphalt on the side of the road. They are called childing pink, and are an exotic species native to Europe. The shape of the flowers is interesting, as if they were arranged in a vase. This photo was taken against the background of bright red grass leaves that were also growing nearby.

赤い背景とピンクの花 / A pink flower with red background
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Bell-shaped flowers of lyonia ovalifolia ssp. neziki in a forest park.

ネジキの花 / Flowers of Lyonia ovalifolia ssp. neziki
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Also in the forest park. The flowers of enkianthus (Hong Kong dodan azalea). I like the bell-shaped flowers because they look pretty, but this one looks poisonous to me personally. I wanted to bring out the translucent look of the jelly-like part at the base of the flower.

ホンコンドウダンツツジの花 / Flowers of enkianthus quinqueflorus
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