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Macro pictures of withered calendula flowers (pot marigold) – Last remains of summer in Northern Norway

November 20th, 2007 · 5 Comments

In these photos I have captured the last remains of summer here in Northern Norway. These flowers are from the calendula plant, also known as pot marigold.
I was amazed how long these plants were able to survive. They were even flowering after some nights with frost.

The first photo is of an orange calendula flower that look relatively fresh.

Picture of withered orange calendula flowers (pot marigold)
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera November 19th 2007. Click image for larger view.

These yellow calendula flowers, though, look like they had to cave in for the colder season.

Picture of withered yellow calendula flowers (pot marigold)
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera November 19th 2007. Click image for larger view.

Information about the pictures:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Flash used
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

Tags: Autumn · Flora · Flower · Macro · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 onedia // Nov 21, 2007 at 1:37 am

    Love those photos. My husband and I have been discussing a Norway visit and these photos just fuel the discussion. Brilliant.

  • 2 vaggelis vlahos // Nov 21, 2007 at 9:32 am

    fantastic macro. well done

  • 3 bernie kasper // Nov 23, 2007 at 6:15 am

    Great macro work here Thomas !

  • 4 Digitalpolaroids // Nov 27, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    This is a complete new way of showing flowers. I loved it.

  • 5 liza // Nov 29, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    ohh wow! your photos are awesome! I envy you!I wish I can do the same