Uploaded 2-May-09
Taken 30-Apr-09
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Through the Dogwood

When viewed from below, the viens in this dogwood bloom can be clearly seen.

Most people refer to these blooms as flowers, but they are more correctly known as 'bracts'. The actual flowers (only 3/16" across) of a dogwood are grouped in a tight head, surrounded by four bracts. The dark area centered where the four bracts come together is that head of flowers.
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT, f/8 @ 150 mm, 1/320, ISO 400, No Flash

Through the Dogwood