Just after a morning rain, the delicate stamens and pistil of a pseudobombax flower – popularly known as the shaving-brush tree, native to the region from Mexico to Guatemala. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/2.8, 1/3200 sec., ISO 200, overcast, handheld)

A different view of the same flower

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  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 3 years ago

    Who captures rain drops that tiny? Really beautiful work, Celeste and the background is perfect for this.

  • Thanks, Katherine! The raindrops were so small that I didn’t actually see them until I looked through my macro lens!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    What a marvelous closeup Celeste! It really does look like an old fashion shaving brush! Great bokeh as well!

  • Thank you, Joanne. Yes, it’s very easy to see how this flower acquired its name.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture! Very good work!

  • Thanks, James. I appreciate your visit and comment.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kellimays
    kellimaysover 3 years ago

    wow, I’ve never seen a white mimosa before. I have a pink one in my back yard and my neighbor has a red one. I would love to see a white one. Didn’t know they came in white. love all of your Mimosa shots.

  • Thank you very much! This looks a lot like like a mimosa but is not. The botanical name is Pseudobombax ellipticum (member of family Malvaceae), common name shaving brush tree. Mimosas belong to the family Fabaceae.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful and I love the composition!

  • Thank you very much, Pauline! I always look forward to the blooming season of this tree. It’s still a couple of months away.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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