This stage of bloom in pink rice flowers (Ozothamnus diosmifolius, an Australian native) is past the white and pink bud stage when florists like to use it. However, I find this strawflower-like stage quite delicately beautiful. The flowers are approximately life-size as you view this page, and these are the natural beige colors of the flowers. I added only a slightly blurred glow as a vignette. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/11, 1/500 sec., ISO 200, morning sun, handheld) Here’s another image from my portfolio showing the pink buds:
Featured in Shapes and Patterns (24 May 2012)
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