Heart of blooming pink Magnolia

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Magnolia is an ancient genus. Having evolved before bees appeared, the flowers developed to encourage pollination by beetles. To avoid damage from pollinating beetles, the carpels of Magnolia flowers are extremely tough. Fossilised specimens of Magnolia acuminata have been found dating to 20 million years ago, and of plants identifiably belonging to the Magnoliaceae dating to 95 million years ago. Another primitive aspect of Magnolias is their lack of distinct sepals or petals: Magnolias possess undifferentiated flower parts for which the term "tepals" was coined. (Wikipedia)

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  1. Lara-queen 32 months ago | reply

    FAVED!! this is Sublime

    ;I saw this in the FavTop150-200 Award
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  3. Steve Taylor (Photography) 30 months ago | reply

    A moment in time and a treasure forever

  4. Wildlife & Nature Photography 30 months ago | reply

    A most beautiful display of floral photography. I've added it to a special gallery. Wishing you a great weekend :)

  5. DIOGENE12 27 months ago | reply

    Images rich in detail, pinpointed by a light fantastic great job
    foto ricca di dettagli, messi in risalto da un luce fantastica ottimo lavoro

  6. Rondlarg Photos - busy and that is why offline 27 months ago | reply

    Wunderschöne Makrokomposition mit schönem Licht, lieblichen soften Tönen und klasse Details!

  7. MAXDB 14 months ago | reply

    Un'immagine molto bella, sei entrata dolcemente dentro il cuore di un bellissimo fiore

  8. ebeydat 5 days ago | reply

    Great macro.

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