The largest Surinam powderpuff tree at my local botanical garden was recently blooming beautifully. I was even able to find one bloom growing low enough that I could photograph it with my macro lens. No fancy processing, minimal crop to square format. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/11, 1/100 sec., ISO 250, open shade, handheld)

Featured in RedBubble Explore (August 2012)

2nd Place in “Macro Magic Challenge” challenge in Gorgeous Flower Cards group (April 2012)

Featured in Tell It Like It Is (first-ever features, 20 February 2012)

Featured in Fabulous Flowers (29 August 2011)

Featured in Nature’s Symphony of Trees and Flowers (24 August 2011)

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Nice macro Celeste

  • Thanks, Larry, always a pleasure to see your smiling face. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 3 years ago

    Ah Celeste this is just amazing! What a magnificent macro! It looks like those tiny filaments of light!

  • Thanks, Joanne, I always appreciate your comments. It does look like fiber optics!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 3 years ago

    Wow! Gorgeous macro!!!!!!

  • Thank you very much, Angie!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Paulina Kazarinov
    Paulina Kazarinovabout 3 years ago

    Such a happy, beautiful image! LOVE IT!!!! :)

  • Thank you, Paulina! I appreciate the comment and fave.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 3 years ago

    lovely image

  • Thanks very much, Martina!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleabout 3 years ago

    So vibrant and beautiful, you could use this as a torch in the dark . . .the little sparkles of light really glow . . .Lovely,Celeste.

  • Usually this flower shows itself as delicate, but the lighting this time gave it a dramatic look. I’m so glad you like it! Thanks for the comment and fave.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • laruecherie
    laruecherieabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you! I’m delighted that you chose to feature this one!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • SusieG
    SusieGabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful macro. Looks like fiber optics. Congrats on the feature.

  • SusieG
    SusieGabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful macro. Looks like fiber optics. Congrats on the feature.

  • Thank you, Susie!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous! Love the DoF! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thanks very much, Tracy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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