Black Center

September 08, 2005

Here's a square-on shot of yesterday's arctotis flower.

Following up on Jamie's comment from yesterday, and Turfdigger's from a week ago, here are the black, seed-like, fibre-optic-like, things in the middle. Presumably they're 'proto-seeds' — seeds-to-be.

Also, what are the little pairs of tiny leaves around the outside? I see that I need to carefully observe the life-cycle of these flowers.

Details: Nikon 105mm 1:2.8 macro, ~f/4, 1/200s, ISO 200.