Stamens. Pistils.

Closeup of a scarlet sage spike

Closeup of a scarlet sage spike, stamens and pistils in focus

So it might not LOOK like a macro….

But I was at least 7 feet away from the plant when I took this.

*brain-splody*

Again, no tripod. Hand-held with digital zoom and auto-focus. Just a little contrast and brightness tweaking in Photoshop.

Next up – my fave flower.