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Coreopsis flower head with a graceful extra stem

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The closer of the two stems shown here continued up to a higher Coreopsis flower head that I excluded from the picture to concentrate on the interaction between the foremost ray on the lower flower head and the curving stalk that grazed it. At f/3.5, not much was in focus in this portrait from northwest Austin on July 13th.

A related saying: “Flowers leave part of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.” This appeared in the Los Angeles Times on July 23, 1944.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 2, 2020 at 4:34 AM

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