Do you like butter?

According to my gran if you hold a buttercup under your chin and it makes a yellow shadow then you like butter.
Supposed to be packing tonight so if I appear to be on here all night please tell me off!
Get packing!! My Mum said the same thing about butter but it still casts a yellow shadow on people who don't like it. Not scientifically proven I don't think.
posted May 16th, 2012  
@shutterbugger No and then there's the whole margarine thing. Haven't had my tea yet so plenty of time to put off packing...
posted May 16th, 2012  
@shutterbugger Also see how I had to fit in another desperate flower shot?
posted May 16th, 2012  
I'll have a cupful, please. Beautiful shot.
posted May 16th, 2012  
@fueast I like flower shots..but when you post them it means there's nothing doing in and around Leeds
posted May 16th, 2012  
@shutterbugger or too much doing of the wrong variety i.e. work :(
posted May 16th, 2012  
LOL! Yeah my mum said the same thing when I was a kid :)
Lovely shot, great yellow!
posted May 16th, 2012  
@fueast ya, but you get to go to Hungary? Will you have any time to play? Can you find something REALLY old and shoot it for me? as you know, I love olde and olde from Hungary might be different than olde in England.
posted May 16th, 2012  
@shutterbugger Should be easy. There's plenty of old buildings in Budapest if I get time to roam.
posted May 16th, 2012  
Beautiful shot! What I find most interesting about this is that there are lots of people who have heard this "wives' tail" from all over the world...the UK, Ontario, Cape Town, and me, in the US. So....when and how did this "tradition" originate? Does anyone know?
posted May 16th, 2012  
@imkayde Good question. Could try googling it?
posted May 16th, 2012  
I was googling too..and found this. Apparently this one is for predicting riches and nothing about butter. Only posting because of the website name!
http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/tales54.html
posted May 16th, 2012  
@shutterbugger ha ha - well I was wondering how much money Cambridge got to do that piece of research. packing going really well.
posted May 16th, 2012  
Well I'm still not sure I'd want to argue with your gran. I wondered what they did in nano sciences - it's a lovely building.
posted May 16th, 2012  
@judithg peeing EPSRC money up the wall by the sounds of it - and I can't get any to research renewable energy!
posted May 16th, 2012  
While looking for buttercup stuff, I found this. Reading for the plane...don't read it now, I don't want to be to blame if you forget to pack your favourite pair of "insert favourite pair of something here"
http://listverse.com/2009/01/06/9-gruesome-fairy-tale-origins/
posted May 16th, 2012  
Stunning! A fav.
posted May 16th, 2012  
@shutterbugger There's no internet on the plane- so I;ll have to read it now. Was watching the BBT anyway!
posted May 16th, 2012  
@fueast Ah but it's like space travel - they may be able to line pans with buttercup cells one day...
posted May 16th, 2012  
@judithg or turn the petals into some kind of toxic weapon!
posted May 16th, 2012  
Lovely detail.
posted May 16th, 2012  
I don't like butter and I shine yellow does that make me extra special lol I knew I would get special someday. Have great time
posted May 16th, 2012  
WOW! just love this shot, so simple yet with the colours and dof it looks brilliant..
posted May 16th, 2012  
Lovely details =)
posted May 16th, 2012  
@melorac Maybe you'll get rich instead - see Jenns link above.
posted May 16th, 2012  
Ach, we used to do that in school too...you gotta love evidence based stuff...
posted May 16th, 2012  
this is so beautiful alison - the colors in the background really sets the color off so beautifully!!!!!!
posted May 16th, 2012  
@fueast Rich I can settle for, now go pack woman?!?
posted May 16th, 2012  
Btw, I found a hill to climb. Pegg's Mountain but really a great big hill. If I make it to the top, I'll take pictures for you. Expect greatness on Tuesday.
posted May 16th, 2012  
@melorac Oh yeah. Thanks for reminder!
posted May 16th, 2012  
@shutterbugger Ok now I have to google that too. Gonna be a late night!
posted May 16th, 2012  
@fueast just googled it myself and there's nothing but property listings and burial stats.
posted May 16th, 2012  
Awesome DOF!
posted May 16th, 2012  
Beautiful close up. Wonderful lighting on this.
posted May 16th, 2012  
This is so incredibly pretty. Love the sharpness of the focus, the light, the dof... I could go on. A fav!
posted May 16th, 2012  
Great shot - I love the bright yellow against the darker background. We always believed that buttercup under the chin tale when we were kids. And I do like butter!
posted May 16th, 2012  
Gorgeous light and DOF! And you're meant to be packing!
posted May 16th, 2012  
@bmnorthernlight I've started...
posted May 16th, 2012  
@fueast Well, that's ok then!
posted May 16th, 2012  
I remember that story of 'do you like butter'? Beautiful image too
posted May 16th, 2012  
Mighty pretty picture. How long are you going to Budapest for? Are you going to the Gellert?
posted May 16th, 2012  
@kate_shoes Depends if I have any spare time... The budget doesn't stretch to staying there I'm afraid! Going for just over a week.
posted May 16th, 2012  
Have a great time - hope you get out because there's so many brilliant photo opportunities
posted May 16th, 2012  
Gorgeous. I hope you have a safe and good trip. Look forward to seeing the pictures
posted May 16th, 2012  
Beautiful, I love how these are transforming all the local meadows. Love how you've captured something of it's delicate nature
posted May 16th, 2012  
oh wow wonderful colour, beautiful
posted May 16th, 2012  
Very pretty little flower
posted May 16th, 2012  
Yes on lightly toasted bread ..... With alittle marmalade on top
posted May 16th, 2012  
Gorgeous. And who doesn't like butter?
posted May 17th, 2012  
Gorgeous shot! Now, get packing! ;-)
posted May 17th, 2012  
Great shot and enjoy your trip!!
posted May 17th, 2012  
Beautiful! Great macro!
posted May 17th, 2012  
simply lovely!
posted May 17th, 2012  
That yellow is fantastic not a big fan of yellow but I do like this. Well done.
posted May 17th, 2012  
Awesome shot Alison. Love the detail and focus - and of course the vibrant yellow. Finished packing yet?
posted May 17th, 2012  
Very elegant. Yellow really pops against the black.
posted May 17th, 2012  
Beautiful shot. I think everyone likes butter so it should always be true.
posted May 17th, 2012  
Very beautiful. And funny that my friend and I were talking about the chin butter thing just on Monday!
posted May 17th, 2012  
So pretty and beautiful! Great shot!
posted May 17th, 2012  
lovely buttercup! superb
posted May 17th, 2012  
Wonderful macro shot! I like butter and have the cholesterol levels to prove it!
posted May 18th, 2012  
Beautiful macro. Sharp detail and great DOF.
posted May 18th, 2012  
Fantastic macro!
posted May 19th, 2012  
ha ha. Yeah, we used to say this when I was growing up as well. Brings back fond memories.
posted May 24th, 2012  
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