Over the years I’ve taken quite a few images of foxtails – the spiky seeds at the end of a grass stem. Here’s a selection closeups, abstracts, and groups of foxtails. Click a thumbnail to view images in a larger size:
These grasses are foxtails by a loose definition. There’s a group of grasses with barbed spikes called foxtails, but none of these were barbed.
The center of an oxeye daisy at high magnification:
To the naked eye, the center of a fresh daisy looks relatively flat, with symmetrical patterns. When you get close – this is approximately 3x magnification – you see that there are contours, a bit of up and down. and the patterns look a bit less regular.
A selective focus view of a garden geranium at high magnification:
The flower is a hybrid of the wildflower Geranium maculatum, not the familiar red potted plant also known as a geranium. That dark stamen in the center has a unusual look to it.