Posted on August 31, 2014
By Michael Griffiths
Sunrise: 06.18 Sunset: 07.59
Common Mallow – Malva sylvestris.
Category: Wild Plants, Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve, Wildlife Photography Tags: Canon 500D DSLR camera., Canon EFS 60 mm f2.8 macro lens, Common Mallow - Malva sylvestris., Kidderminster, Nature Photography., Photography, Stourport on Severn, Wild Plants, Wilden Marsh, Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve, wildlife photography, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Gorgeous colour 🙂
It is a strong purple! Inga.
the color is a little too intense on my iMac,
but that might be my settings.
Did you enhance it?
I’m finding the same, a deeper pink than I expected.
This is a common mallow. I think it was the deep purple that caught my eye. Marsh and musk mallows are pink and common mallow a deep purple, at least on Wilden Marsh they are.
The colour on my iPad quite strong, but doesn’t strike me as too strong. Maybe it’s my eyes.
Ah – it could be that I’m more used to seeing marsh and musk mallows and thought they were common mallows then.
There is wide variance in the colour of mallow flowers: delicate pinks to deep purples. I am drawn to strong colours.
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