Dewy borage by Celeste Mookherjee

A lovely blue borage flower decorated with lots of tiny droplets. The flower and foliage are edible — lovely as garnish for a salad and tasting a little like cucumber. Here they are pure eye candy, with daisy fleabane creating the bokeh background. (Zuiko 50mm macro, f/6.3, 1/125 sec., ISO 200, partly cloudy, handheld)

Top 10 in “Subjects Starting with the Letter B or Y” challenge in Closeups in Nature group (October 2014)

Co-winner of “Medicinal/Useful Plants” challenge in Backyard Macro and Closeups group (same number of votes as winner, although group does not recognize ties) (July 2014)

Featured in One Single Flower on Display (2 August 2014)

Featured in Nature’s Paintbrush (30 July 2014)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 3 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture…neat contrasting colors

  • Thanks very much, Larry!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elizabeth Tunstall
    Elizabeth Tuns...over 3 years ago

    Amazing details, great shot!

  • Thank you, so glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 3 years ago

    This looks as though it’s frozen with little icicles all over it . . . :-) You’ve captures the droplets in such wonderful detail Celeste and against the lovely blue of the borage it is a magical piece.

  • Thank you, Teresa! These flowers are fun after the rain or with morning dew because the little hairs hold onto water so well.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 3 years ago

    beautiful capture Celeste.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thanks very much, Jude!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joel Fourcard
    Joel Fourcardabout 3 years ago

    Another one of your beauties, superb colors and macro

  • Hi Joel, thanks very much for your wonderful comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Alison Hill
    Alison Hillabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you, Alison, for your kind comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sushikant S.
    Sushikant S.over 2 years ago

    so Beautiful…!!!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 2 years ago

    Amazing flower. Beautiful colour and looks great with the water droplets. Stands out well against the beautiful dof.

  • Thanks very much, Joy! Borage flowers are (I believe) prettiest from the back and with water droplets. These are very popular with the bees, btw.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werbyover 1 year ago

    This looks like a star fish attached to blue origami petals, Celeste… Fuzzy details hold the dewy drops tightly to its arms…

  • You’re right! It does look like a starfish (another of my favorite things).

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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