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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Taken on a sunny morning (quite unusual in 2012) in my back garden. A larger version appeared in the canon SLR thread but that is not a competition, so I do not think I am breaking a rule. Although that's not for me to say!
Submitted: Monday, 23rd July, 2012 10:01 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 25th May, 2012
Focal length: 60 mm
Shutter speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
Notes: 7d, EFS 60mm macro, handheld. Apart from reducing to 1600 ppi max thereis (as far as I recall) no other pp.
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