A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Look very closely

If you are to see what you need to see, you will have to click on the photo to view it full size.  What looks like a flower with the stem growing through it is actually the red stamen of many small flowers, their small cream petals are just visible at the base of all that red.   

Down there in the heart of the flower, the black dots are ants feasting on the nectar, getting sticky from it, and carrying pollen as they go.

The true beauty of it all lies beneath that glitzy red exterior.  It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!

Dicky Beach

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William Kendall said...

I do see the ants. What rich colours!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A beautiful, fascinating macro.

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