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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Photo take in public rose garden in soft morning light.
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Submitted: Tuesday, 21st August, 2012 02:07 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 9th July, 2011
Focal length: 420 mm
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 200
Notes: Shot with 300mm lens with 1.4x teleconverter. Use of long focal length at very close range resulted in underexposing the background.
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