going small to see BIG? Or is it BIG to see small? #2
continuing a series about going macro to see micro
Text and photos by LensAfield
This installment continues another deep exploration into a typical Valentine’s bouquet. This time I will focus on the lilies.
When the bouquet arrived it had only one opened lily, the one shown above. As florists usually do, the pollen has been pinched off because it stains horribly and doesn’t look good on the petals. The pistol has also been cut back. The flower has been “fixed.”
Pinching also adds longevity. The flower attempts to complete its now-impossible mission for as long as it can stay alive and functional as a cut stem.
The bouquet had several more unopened lilies, so I decided to follow the flowering process as far as I could before the cuttings gave up the ghost. I wanted to get up close to show the structures in fine detail…or as E.B. likes to call it, “flower porn.” So close the blinds, put the kids to bed, turn down the lights, put on some cool jazz and let’s get into it.
In the next installment, I will conclude my voyeurism into the sex lives of other bouquet inhabitants.