Peeping Beauty, (flowers just opening)

Challenge #8 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Show us flower buds JUST as they are starting to open, the centre of their blooms ALMOST visible, their beauty nearly ready to display itself to the world. The flower bud/buds should be still in their natural environment, not under studio lights. Insects or other small creatures may be present in your entry but must not dominate the picture. SIZE DOES MATTER: See below!
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Dinner Plate Dahlia
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'Dinner Plate Dahlias' are the size of a dinner plate when they are in full bloom. As you can see here, the petals are just at the beginning stage of opening.
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Submitted: Monday, 20th August, 2012 03:12 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 19th August, 2012
Focal length: 100 mm
Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 160
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