Saturday, June 18, 2011

2011, Day 169 - Fuzzy pistil

I took this picture a few weeks ago and didn't think much of it at the time.  Yes, flowers are pretty and yes, I post a lot of pictures of flowers on my blog but what I didn't notice at the time was this flowers interesting pistil and stamen.  They are quaint and there must be some advantage to the shape, maybe it transfers pollen better because the bees who favor this flower have to work harder to get to it.  Hmmm...  Food for thought....

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f5.6, 1/200 sec @ 200 ISO


  1. The buds in the lower left almost look like they were dusted with sugar!

  2. I am anonymous..... xo mom