Weeds - Photography Contest [52 entries]

Summer thistle Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
68.9%
Contest goal:

Even weeds many a time give amazing eye catching shots as they compete with desired plants even for pollination hence they try to be more attractive than their competitor cultivated plants.

This goal of this contest is to take a photograph of a weed/weeds. The definition of a weed for the purpose of this contest is as follows (from merriam-webster.com):

"a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth; especially : one that tends to overgrow or choke out more desirable plants"

It is not necessary to show the weed with other plants; however, you must clearly show that your subject is a weed and not just a regular plant. It is not necessary to name the weed, but such attention to detail is highly encouraged.

Finally, although they can sometimes fit our definition of "weed", vines will be considered off theme due to our having a vines contest rather recently.


Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: drskn08

drskn08: i asked here * to show the plant in the cultivated plant as a rule but i think its bit tough. so i think any weed growing on ground should be accepted * Friends..! you can find a note about the weeds commonly seen here:http://www.dgsgardening.btinternet.co.uk/specieslist.htm ( 5 years and 1116 days ago )
MnMCarta: that's a big word... lol ( 5 years and 1116 days ago )
jeaniblog: Mods, does the weed need to be 'within a cultivated field with cultivated plant' or not? See suggestor's comment.. ( 5 years and 1115 days ago )
smokebigbird: does it have to be a weed growing on ground as i have some shots with them growing out of walls ? ( 5 years and 1115 days ago )
jfish: Well smokebigbird...not sure you can post them now...lol Anyway, I noticed the goal states “It would be better to name...the weed.” I’m not sure about anyone else, but I do not know the names of weeds except from pain in the back… ( 5 years and 1115 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Due to the confusion over this contest, the description has been updated and reworded to give it more clarity. Good luck to all of you. ( 5 years and 1115 days ago )
drskn08: Thank you moderator... ! ( 5 years and 1114 days ago )
drskn08: @ jfish... ya you are right... its bit difficult to name a weed for most of us... but many times people do know about some irritating or beautiful weeds... specially farmers or who love gardening other than a graduate in botany... lol So have a try... you can google it or you can look at the link i have provided above.

@smokebigbird... I think you can post a weed growing on wall as the wall is its growing ground. I accept that i should have mentioned the rules bit more clearly.. how ever moderator has modify/presented it in good way. S o i think you can post but ultimately its on moderator. good luck. ( 5 years and 1114 days ago )
Contest Moderator: The weed does not have to be on the ground, but remember that vines are considered off topic. ( 5 years and 1114 days ago )

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Summer thistle - created by Remsphoto


Summer thistle
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/52Score: 68.9% (39)6879 views

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Speargrass Blues - created by FallingHorse


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Favs: 3SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/52Score: 68.6% (34)8225 views

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dandelion close up - created by lbadge320


dandelion close up
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/52Score: 68% (29)14815 views

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wild oats - created by roon


wild oats
Favs: 3SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/52Score: 67.4% (23)7844 views

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sunset - created by shay


sunset
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/52Score: 67.1% (18)5547 views

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