A star magnolia bud caught early enough that morning dew remained trapped in the bud’s hairy surface (view large to see the droplets). (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/6.3, 1/100 sec., ISO 500, open shade, handheld) Background texture courtesy of Shadowhouse Creations.

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...almost 3 years ago

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakalmost 3 years ago

    Oh, I love this, Celeste! The lighting and composition are wonderful and I love the fuzzy texture detail on the cap, as well as those magical drops of dew. You captured this moment so well and added a texture that perfectly complements the image.

  • You are quick! Thanks, Anita. I felt very fortunate to capture a bud at this stage.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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

    Celeste,this is just breathtaking in it’s detail and must be viewed large to really get the full effect of that fuzzy little cap contrasted with those drops of dew .. and your textured background really works well as the colors could not be better suited …really impressive work once again, Celeste.

  • Thanks very much, Katherine! This one revealed more detail when I viewed it on my monitor than I realized I had captured at the time. I love such happy discoveries. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejalmost 3 years ago

    Terrific work here…. just great!!

  • Thank you, Linda, for the wonderful comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 3 years ago


  • Thanks very much, Elaine!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful!! Wonderful detail!!

  • Thank you, Tracy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Poplealmost 3 years ago

    The detail is wonderful Celeste . . .x

  • Thanks very much, Teresa!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 3 years ago

    This is so tender and beautiful. Makes me feel all soft and has made me smile :)

  • Thank you very much, Maree! I’m delighted that you can feel some of the magic that made me capture this!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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