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Went out & scissored a lily, brought her inside
to study her fuzzy brown anthers loaded

with pollen, her needle-thin pistil & filaments
down to her ovary. Noted her sepals

were dotted with droplets; her waxy gold petals
were stippled with pigment, the comeliest rust spots,

like freckles on the face of a tomboy agog
in a tree house at twilight. Saw how, twice-dappled

with drizzle & beauty marks, she tilted a bit in her vase
toward my pencil as if she could lift to write

& tell me the checkered tall story of all things in bloom.
Saw two of her petals were nibbled—by a rabbit? a fawn?

Wrote how she told me she loathed the incessant devouring
mouths which would strip her & call her a woman.

James Reiss

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  1. FrozenBlizzard (I need to get a PRO Account soon) 57 months ago | reply

    EXCELLENT macro and close.up... fantastic shot my friend... Thank you for the visit and very nice comments.. I appreciated it a lot. Have a nice day there friend..
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  2. Seth Oliver Photographic Art 57 months ago | reply

    wowsers!!!! this is a beauty!!!!

  3. leanne829. 57 months ago | reply

    gorgeous macro!

  4. ♡Lynn♡ 57 months ago | reply

    OHhh this is really wonderful! The colors so vibrant!

  5. sparth 57 months ago | reply

    it's superb!

  6. atmtx 57 months ago | reply

    What incredible shallow DOF. Spectacular color.

  7. %^^&Signed Off@#$% [deleted] 57 months ago | reply

    So cool to the eyes...lovely!

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  8. e.kristina 57 months ago | reply

    very elegant.

  9. papadont 57 months ago | reply

    excellent macro shot! wow!!

  10. {life through the lens} 57 months ago | reply

    Beautiful composition and detail!
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  11. mChuca 57 months ago | reply

    Maravilloso macro, un desenfoque de lo mas cálido.

  12. (sam I am) 57 months ago | reply

    Such dreamy bokeh Thuyhn, and I love the rich color.

  13. hugodesch 57 months ago | reply

    great macro!

  14. fanjason 57 months ago | reply

    wow the tones and depth are so rich and vivid.

  15. LynnF1024 57 months ago | reply

    Wonderful macro and bokeh!

  16. CarolynsHope 57 months ago | reply

    beautiful color!!!

  17. pretty life photography 57 months ago | reply

    amazing depth! brilliant focus!

  18. Callissa 57 months ago | reply

    Beautiful focus and colours.

  19. Senzio Peci 57 months ago | reply

    This shot is very beautiful, good weekend my friend.

    I would feel honored if you check my new picture, and comment or award it.

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