Out with the camera on a beautiful sunny afternoon in May, a passerby told me to watch out for the arnica that was just coming into bloom in a meadow nearby. To my shame, I had no idea what arnica looked like but I went off in search of a plant that was coming into bloom. Lo and behold among dandelions, buttercups, daisies and clover I spotted these lovely yellow flowers – which Wikipedia confirms to be arnica:-)
Arnica montana is endemic to Europe, from southern Iberia to southern Scandinavia and the Carpathians. ,,, It grows in nutrient-poor siliceous meadows up to nearly 3,000 metres (9,800 ft). …It is sometimes grown in herb gardens and has long been used medicinally."
Location: In a lush meadow, approx. 850m above sea level, Gagers, Bad Kohlgrub, Bavaria, Germany
Nikon D7000, Lensbaby Composer Pro, Double glass optic with f/4 aperture disc and 4 mm macro lens adapter. Manual focus and settings. Captured in RAW and converted to JPG in View NX2. No post-pro,
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