Y'all! It's so dang HOT. Oh my goodness. As soon as dusk approaches I'll try to go out and water my poor plants. So much for the rain predicted on the weather app! Didn't happen, not surprising.
My Hibiscus tree is finally blooming again. It limped through our mild winter and returned for another season of blooms. Huge, bright yellow blooms. I was sweating it for a while since it wasn't looking good, even by springtime. Anyway, I focused on the stigma of the reproductive part of the flower with the macro lens. I knew about pistils and stamens, but I had no idea there was more to flower anatomy. Stigma is the farthest extension of the female part which receives pollen for fertilization. It is sticky, allowing the pollen to attach. Nature is so fascinating!
100mm | f/4.5 | ISO 100 | 1/320 sec