I have taken numerous closeups of my camellias. Here are some examples.

One of the new fall blooming japonicas
The plant usually has its flowering cut short by frost

Fall blooming japonica

A closeup of one of the fall bloomers
Another October 2004 bloom

Fall blooming japonica

Another fall bloomer
October, 2004

One of the smaller leafed sasanqua X oleifera hybrids. This particular plant has never grown well for me.

Camellia chekiangoleosa
From Camellia Forest Nursery, flowering April 2005

This obscure chinese species is a spring blooming camellia. Its flower buds look like gnarled nuts.