Birth cauls by MrsRatbag ()
From the Bellevue Botanical Gardens a few weeks back. The ferns were waking up from their winter sleep.
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yet another example of a closeup, or intimate shot, that bursts out of its boundaries with lushness. The cauls feel pregnant with something-to-come, and they reach out as if to announce that they're ready to reveal themselves. (And, because of your angle---which places deep blacks right above them---they seem to be blooming in a dark protected cave. Voila.) They also appear as ancient trumpets, something heralding the world, as it emerges. And the purples on the left side (in the background) as well as the luminous blue-turquoises in the top-center leaves: Man, those are luminous hues! And all the more arresting because they're in the background and out of focus. It makes these flowers seem as if they're sitting in an enchanted kingdom. And the pic opens from right to left, into a beautiful abyss...Another example of your eye for lush intimacy; and of the way you make a small scene of nature feel like a vast kingdom of jewels. Truly beautiful work.