Highly-reflective raindrop & Mahonia media 'Chairty' stigma
A perfect raindrop sits like a crystal ball at the junction of unfurling pinkish-red Mahonia media 'Charity' stems and leaves. The unusually abstract reflections of the outside world feature not only greenery but also black curves and swirls - possibly distorted reflections of the camera itself. Immediately above the main raindrop is an exquisitely detailed stigma / anthers.
One of a sequence of four images in this gallery (a full-frame image and three selective enlargements from it).
Date taken: 30th April 2014.