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A bluebell abstraction

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Bluebell Bud by Flower Abstraction 8704

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The previous picture of a bud and tightly rolled flower of a bluebell, Eustoma exaltatum, was fairly straightforward. In today’s photograph I went for something more abstract by limiting my focus to the tip of a bluebell bud (and only upon seeing the photograph later did I notice that a panel of petal in the lower right corner coincidentally came into focus as well).

Like yesterday’s image, this one is from a July 6th visit to a piece of the Blackland Prairie on the east side of Interstate 35 north of Howard Lane.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 27, 2013 at 6:10 AM

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  1. Beautiful.

    Lisa Vankula-Donovan

    July 27, 2013 at 6:15 AM

  2. Lovely macro and lovely colour.


    July 27, 2013 at 8:00 AM

  3. Gorgeous


    July 27, 2013 at 11:12 AM

  4. If I didn’t already know better, I’d think this photo combined two different flowers, with the white one shoving its way through the lavender petals. Seen that way, it’s really rather humorous.


    July 27, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    • In any case we have two individual flowers, though of the same species, with one soon to follow the other into color.

      Steve Schwartzman

      July 27, 2013 at 10:47 PM

  5. This is a truly magnificent shot! Not only the selective focus, but the color is fantastic!! Cheers!


    July 28, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    • I was excited as soon as I saw this on the big screen and knew I’d gotten what I wanted. As you know, things don’t always turn out as well as we hope.

      Steve Schwartzman

      July 28, 2013 at 9:55 PM

  6. this one makes me smile! B)

    Brenda Jones

    August 5, 2013 at 6:28 PM

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