Up Close on spring buds

I noticed these buds in the health centre’s garden this morning and had my little point and shoot with me. They were low enough to shelter from the breeze, so worth trying a close up. Judging from the one that’s about to unfold, I’d say it could be sycamore, does anyone know?

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I would love to be able to take real macros with a powerful lens, but I can still have fun even with my phone. This is my last post for Jude’s April garden challenge, with the theme of macro or close up, and I’ve really enjoyed it.
If you’re quick, you can still join in, visit Jude here.


6 thoughts on “Up Close on spring buds

  1. Excellent shots Gilly and I like the way you have used the slide show to present the unfurling of the leaves. Maybe Meg will know what it is!

  2. It’s been a good month for macros, Gilly. πŸ™‚ I can’t quite believe my eyes because it’s snowing heaven’s hard here! I just stood in the doorway of the conservatory in my pjs wondering if I should go out and ‘get’ the Amelanchier covered in snow πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3. beautiful close-up images for spring – the leaves could almost be maples because of their shape, but the flowers are missing. so i agree with Fife Photos & Art, and say that these are sycamores, too.

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