I got another question for you...why does a macro shot such as this fall outside the 'true realms of nature' whereas a macro bug shot does not? I fail to see the difference and this is where I have a disagreement with the T&Cs of this site in that it is very restrictive on plants, yet permits pictures of bugs, more bugs and yet more bugs with very little photographic merit to them. By excluding cultivated plants that excludes by definition many orchids, irises and other plants which have lots of potential to make good and intersting pictures.
The problem is that if I post a plant picture on TrekLens it goes by practically un-noticed as a 'art' picture. However, on TN at least it draws some comment from people interested in nature - do you see the problem? And where do I post a cactus - that is both natural in the wild and a house plant?
I sure could do with some clarification here as there are lots of plants out that there would make interesting pictures.
Bearded iris (16) *