A close look shows the fine, white hair-like filaments — hidden to the naked eye — at the center of the hibiscus.
Berry on a Platter
A red berry sits on a leaf, seemingly balanced by magic,
A late-summer rose appears ready to pop in the Bradley Rosaceous Collection at Arnold Arboretum.
Eye of the Bee-holder
The deep, dark pools of a bee's eyes are highlighted in this closeup shot.
A sunflower seems to be winking at passerby along the Southwest Corrdidor in Boston.
The sun shines through a Painted Lady's wings.
A feeding monarch is captured in a closeup shot at Boston's Public Garden.
A closeup of a feeding bee shows particles of pollen clinging to the fine hairs on its head and body.
The tiny meat hooks of burrs look to catch on.
A monarch feeds on a flower in the Public Garden.
A ladybug explores the leafy expanse of a milkweed plant.
Eye On Nature
A closeup of a Painted Lady on a zinnia shows the spots in the eyes that have 10,000 lenses.
A monarch butterfly feeds on the flora of the Public Garden.
The intricate leaves of the canna lily.
The eye of a white rose.
A closeup view of the invasive plant shows a rainbow of colors.
A sunflower and a bee are so brightly backlit it had a polarizing effect on this shot.
A monarch butterfly feeds on a sunflower along the Southwest Corridor.
A milkweed plant spills its bounty in Ramler Park.
A Painted Lady butterfly appears to be looking into the lens as it sticks its proboscis into blossoms.
Raising a Stink
A stink bug looks like something out of the "Transformer" franchise as it feeds on a magnolia seed pod.
Call to Fall
A coneflower performs its late-summer waltz toward nothingness.
A European honey bee backs out of the deep, feathery stamen of the rare Franklin Tree at Arnold Arboretum.
The fine hairs outlining the body of the Painted Lady look like silk threads.
Purple Pollen Eater
A bee feeds on a flower in the Longfellow House garden.
A flower going to seed appears lost in space.
A closeup of a Hibiscus seed pod and the kaleidoscope-like colors in the web thread being spun across it by a spider.
Take the Cake
A Gerbera daisy seems to have concocted a sweet treat.
Table For Two
A bee and a Painted Lady butterfly share a meal.