“Was it the case that colours dimmed as the eye grew elderly? Or was it rather that in youth your excitement about the world transferred itself onto everything you saw and made it brighter?”
― Julian Barnes
This blossom seems so appropriate as the late spring colour transition continues, with pinks becoming more purple and the introduction of oranges and reds.
I had photographed this blossom a few days ago and set it in a vase to preserve it. The flower continued to mature with the once purple flowers yielding to a magenta centre, which has continued to expand.
There’s something magical about the texture of this blossom that keeps me coming back. From first noticing the individual blossoms in the cluster to the delicate anthers and filaments. There’s just so much to see in this flower. It reminds me of a fireworks burst, with all the colours.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
3.0 sec, f/36.0 ISO 100
High Resolution image on 500px