Queen Anne’s Lace

In looking through some of the photos I’ve taken in the past few months, I found this nice photo of a Queen Anne’s Lace flower.  It’s nothing spectacular, but for some reason, the angle makes it visually interesting to me.

NIKON D200 @ 230mm — ¹/160 sec, ƒ/5.3, ISO 100 | zoom in

The best part of the whole thing was that I took it when I was out for an evening walk with my wife.  Sometimes, the simple and easy things produce the best photos!

And while I really like the photo, I decided to look up Queen Anne’s Lace on the interent and I found that the domestic carrot is actually a cultivar of this plant!  Perhaps I should explain.  Every time I get out the string trimmer and try to cut down the plants near the fence line on my property, I slice through a bunch of these.  And I always thought they smelled familiar but could never place it.  Now I realize that it’s carrot I smell.

So anyway, hope you all enjoy the photo and please excuse my ramblings on wild carrots!