Macro photography of a purple peony backdropped by rich bokeh. In hindsight I’d go back and crop off the top 10% of this photograph to tighten the overall image. I’d probably roll with the 2:1 ratio.
Update:Thanks to Barb for identifying this flower as a Cleome. Looking for some audience help with this one. I have several of these flowers growing wild amongst the stones in my path to the backyard. They put off a strong odor with a hint of skunk, but arrange themselves in the most wonderful spiral array. […]
Macro work has ignited an admiration of flora. My property, once owned by my parents, is lush with plant life. My own personal garden incubated my burgeoning photography skills all throughout 2012. This Spring I hope to dive back in for some more serious macro photography.