Imperfect Beauty

Challenge #50 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge, show us examples of flowers, leaves, trees or plants or other natural phenomenon, which are no longer perfect in form, but their beauty has been enhanced by defects. Perhaps the subject has been chewed by an insect, or damaged by the wind or rain, or old age. Macro and close-up shots welcome. Insects or spiders may be present, but should not dominate the picture. Subjects should be taken outside in their natural environment, not inside under studio lights. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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Found in the public spaces of Haguenau, France (Band of Brothers)
Submitted: Thursday, 13th June, 2013 13:34 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 1st June, 2013
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
Aperture: F2
ISO: 100
Notes: Believed to be a Stylophorum diphyllum (celandine wood poppy) - although I've been wrong before.
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