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Going BIG to see small? #3

finishing a series about going macro to see micro

Note the immature pollen stamens closest to the middle. Compared with the photo above, the female parts are clearly beginning to open.
All part of the flower are now fully developed, splayed, and ready for action.
The male parts are folding inward toward the female parts and dropping pollen
Mission accomplished, the flower begins to wither
Deep into its death spiral, the flower shows significant signs of drying out.



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Central NJ lensman specialist in closeup nature: flowers, small animals, insects, arachnids, bees in-flight a specialty. Intro video