Notes from the field, essays, and observations.
Here’s what the catkin looks like as it begins to flower:
The anthers are briefly red, when they open and expose pollen they torn yellow (gold). Of the left side you can see a hint of color, some other anthers about to burst out of the fur.
Incredible beauty~! Thanks for sharing
There is so much beauty out there – and so much of it is easy to overlook.
wow … damn … that’s incredible photography man. keep it up.
Thanks for the kind words!
I’ve never seen catkin in flower….extraordinarily beautiful. Thank you!
Thanks, Janina. Common willow catkins can have yellow anthers, nice but not as cool as these; I’ve seen greenish catkins as well.
Another question, tom — do those ‘buds’ open up into a flower?
No, they look just like the anthers on a lily – pods of yellow pollen. I may have some other images to post that will show how they look…
this is such a gorgeous shot 🙂
Wonderful macro of this willow. Great composition, curve, color.
The curve caught my eye – that’s why I picked this particular catkin. Thanks!
How beautiful !
This is amazing !!
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