It's Just A Flowering Weed

Challenge #4 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Flowering weeds can be as beautiful as those plants we cultivate, even though we often think of them as pests. Show us the beauty in these flowers, in their natural world. I know that a weed in one country may be a treasure somewhere else, that's okay, it is what YOU consider to be a weed where you live. Wildflowers in the countryside will be in a separate challenge later; this challenge is just about flowering weeds. Also, I'm NOT referring to the smoking variety of weed. That can be someone else's challenge..... Insects or other small creatures may be present in your entry but must not dominate the picture. SIZE DOES MATTER: See below!
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This flower is no bigger than a dime across. It's a tiny weed just hidden in the grass to most but there's this whole other world that exists on the macro level. Little iridescent beads invisible to the naked eye pad the bottom of this flower. Tiny bits of glowing matter have migrated to the leaves. Most of us walk by this flower without noticing, some trample it by accident and others pave over it for profit.
Submitted: Monday, 23rd July, 2012 03:31 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 10th June, 2012
Focal length: 35 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: F2
ISO: 100
Notes: Taken with a Zeiss 35mm f1,4 - Sony NEX 7, Novoflex adapter and Contax extension tubes. It's a very small flower.
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