Naturally Smooth

Challenge #83 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge, show us examples of smoothness in nature, perhaps a flower petal, a leaf, nuts or seed pods, the hard, shiny exoskeleton of a beetle, a pebble at the beach... The subject should appear to be smooth relative to its environment. (Water-worn rocks in a riverbed or beneath a waterfall are acceptable, though we know that up close they are quite rough). Macro and close-ups welcome. Where possible, the subject should be outside in the natural environment. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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yellow velvet
Leafy Matiné
Three tomatos
SIMPLY NATURE
Berries
Above the San Francisco Fog
Smoothness exposed
whale tale
Italian Grapes
beech
Lake ice
Waxy petals of tropical flower
Flower in bloom.
evening calm
Stalagmites
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Rosehips
Silver Birch Tree Trunk
Smoothness is Relative
1,600px MAXIMUM
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