Purple Fire

When you look closely into the beauty of nature, you’ll often be surprised by the abstract beauty you find. The heart of this flower (Bachelor’s Button) resembles purple fire, reaching up to the sun.

I love extreme macro photography, because abstract and fascinating compositions often appear unexpectedly. The rules of photography change on such a scale, and while challenging I enjoy every minute of it.

You can see pollen on the “branches”, showing the scale of the magnification.

Photographed in Barrie, Ontario.

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