Stamens of Gold

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Stamens of Gold

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I entered this in the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition in the Monochrome section along with a couple of photos I have already posted here and here .  It’s now gone through to the 2nd round and they have asked for the original large high resolution file. This doesn’t mean it’s going to win anything just that they are considering it.  

It was taken at the Eden Project when I was there in March and it’s the centre of the flower Camellia Japonica ‘Cornish Excellence’  I was captivated by the creamy, upright stalks of the stamens culminating in the rich, intensely golden anthers. 

You never really know what the judges might like though  !!

Some of you might remember that I was commended for an entry into the same section in 2012 and you can see that photograph here

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