Photo365 – 11 Feb 2011

Often Overlooked

Often Overlooked

Todays shot is of the female flower of the Common Hazel (Corylus avellana) tree.  We all know the Hazel tree at this time of year, covered in its showy display of bright yellow catkins.

However, if you take some time to look a little more closely at a Hazel tree, you’ll see these tiny little flowers that always remind me of a sea anenome.  These are the female flowers that actually develop into the Hazelnuts.

This was taken using my EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens on a monopod, and given how poor the lighting was and how breezy it was, I’m very pleased to have captured this shot.