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01 May 15. It's that time of the year when the pollen is floating everywhere and it is not uncommon to awake to a vehicle coated in green, courtesy of the large maples that grow abundantly around here. Another abundantly growing plant is our area is scotch-broom, a non native plant that would like to become a permanent resident. I particularly lie the plant,and think its flowers are among the prettiest of their design, but most folks around here hate it. The state was primarily responsible for introducing it to serve as ground holding along the highway system, but from there it has found a home most everywhere. The plant is hated by a LOT of folks for supposedly being a prime candidate for seasonal allergies, but allergist I've known say that it isn't so. Regardless, most folks believe it is so which means the plant is guilty. I have no way of knowing who is correct, but I can remember when I was a youth that dear ol' dad never had a polite thing to say about it. I had an opportunity to take a few shots of the red variety yesterday and I'm sharing one of those today.
The original was cropped to get rid of unneeded material, adjusted for max tonality, and given a very slight amount of micro contrast enhancement. That's all. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/500 sec @ f / 9.