Do I get any bonus points for using the descriptive yet infrequently used word ‘innards’? No? Ok, I tried. When I took this macro shot I had no goal in mind other than capturing a very good macro shot – nothing more nothing less. And then when going about doing the editing I paused to see if the levels, etc. were where I wanted them to be when my mind started to poke me in a lobe with this question: “Hey! You! What does that stamen remind you of? C’mon give it a guess, I already have ideas but I want to see if you can follow me on this one.”
I replied with “Well besides the tulip colors themselves putting me in mind of some citrus fruit, mentioning citrus fruit remember that wickedly good blood orange martini we had at the steakhouse for DH’s birthday and….oh sorry, rambling again. It reminds me of…..” It made me think about things that I don’t and can’t eat or drink. Isn’t that peculiar? The dark bits at the base of the stamen remind me of bits of very thin chocolate like one would get on some delicate deserts. The stamens themselves made me think of brownie or chocolate cake crumbs or if you dipped something into some very dark brown sugar; even a bit like instant coffee before being spooned into a cup.
Wonderfully amazing and strange how the mind can connects things, huh? And no, mind, I am not calling you strange (not right now anyway) so don’t go poking me in the lobe again!
F/ 4.5, 1/400, 100 ISO, 100mm
wow, that is a fantastic shot and I loved your musings!! c
Odd how I found the very things I cannot have in this flower. Wonder what that means? 🙂 t
Ahhh, my soul-mate.. everything reminds me of food;) Pretty macro shot today!!
Thanks! And I still cannot figure out how I saw food that I cannot eat and really have no idea how it tastes! Something to ponder – LOL.
Beautifully done! The coloring of the tulip is so fire-like. Well done!
Why thank you, kind sir 🙂
Girl with new toy going wild here! lol
Wow very nice indeed!!! It’s funny how images remind us of different things that are not at all related to what we are looking at. I like your new toy…I want one!!!
I’m telling you when you get one you will be trying to get up close and personal to all sorts of things! Wait a minute. That didn’t sound quite right. You know what I mean! LOL
I love the innards, guts, naughty bits, whatever inside of tulips. Often with surprising little details that not only don’t show up until you get in tight for lovely macro shot like this, but sometimes not until time has aged the bloom enough to let those details mature or emerge. Nifty!
If the recent winds hadn’t blown away all of the petals I would be most inclined to go back out there and see if maturity changed anything.