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9th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Magnolia grandiflora- Magnolias have been on earth for 25 million years. The petals of the magnolia blossom are blushing and delicate and, by contrast, their carpels are extremely tough, in order to a

Magnolia grandiflora- Magnolias have been on earth for 25 million years. The petals of the magnolia blossom are blushing and delicate and, by contrast, their carpels are extremely tough, in order to avoid damage by pollinating beetles.

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Date Taken: 07.2011
Date Uploaded: 08.2011
Photo Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Copyright: © H. Gay Allen