PICKED this up from Chuvaness...actual photos of a woman ovulating:
"Shortly before the egg is released, enzymes break down the tissue in the mature follicle, a fluid-filled sac on the surface of the ovary that contains the egg. This prompts the formation of a reddish protrusion, and after a while a hole appears, from which the egg emerges, surrounded by support cells. It then enters a Fallopian tube, which carries it to the uterus." (More at newscientist.com and at BBC News)
Amazing isn't it?