"18 Candles" by My Lovely Wife (Explore #419, 9/18/12)
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While I was processing this fine shot by my very talented wife, I realized how much the stigmas atop the capellary receptacle looked like candles on a yellow frosted birthday cake. (I've decided to rein in my imagination and try to ignore the "bunny ears" on top.) Obviously, I've been staring at flowers too long!! Hope you enjoy it.
This was shot in the Tropical Water Lily Pool at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York. You can visit this world class institution at www.nybg.org.