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Pretty Little Pink Flowers
desktop background image of delicate pink flowers at the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), Kyoto Japan -- Dainty Little Pair at the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), Kyoto Japan -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Dainty Little Pair
at the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), Kyoto Japan
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The Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 macro lens certainly does love itself some tiny flowers, and in this regard I can only encourage it. I found these dainty pink things yesterday in a garden at the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) in Ohara, a mountain suburb of Kyoto.

The flowers looked quite different depending on what angle you viewed them, and on what stage they were in life.

Early -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Early
desktop background image of delicate pink flowers at the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), Kyoto Japan -- Rear Support Structure -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Rear Support Structure
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desktop background image of delicate pink flowers at the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), Kyoto Japan -- Disco Ball -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Disco Ball
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Inviting to the right kind of insect (and/or cameraman) -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Inviting
to the right kind of insect (and/or cameraman)
desktop background image of delicate pink flowers at the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), Kyoto Japan -- Hearts in pinks both soft and hot -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Hearts
in pinks both soft and hot
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desktop background image of delicate pink flowers at the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), Kyoto Japan -- Detail -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Detail
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desktop background image of delicate pink flowers at the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), Kyoto Japan -- Petals -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos
Petals
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Context -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
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Comments so far....

I need to get myself a macro! :)

— comment by Nicolas on September 23rd, 2013 at 6:39am JST (11 months, 10 days ago) comment permalink

The flowers are of a begonia, and are of two types. The disco balls are the male flowers, i.e. a bunch of stamens, whilst the rear support structure is the 3-winged ovary of the female flower. I think your titles are rather better…

— comment by Peter in Wales on September 24th, 2013 at 12:39am JST (11 months, 10 days ago) comment permalink
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