Musings on a tulips innards

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

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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography.
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13 Responses to Musings on a tulips innards

  1. ceciliag says:

    wow, that is a fantastic shot and I loved your musings!! c

  2. Ahhh, my soul-mate.. everything reminds me of food;) Pretty macro shot today!!

  3. ChgoJohn says:

    Beautifully done! The coloring of the tulip is so fire-like. Well done!

  4. dhphotosite says:

    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!!!

  5. 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!

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