This lovely red Zinnia grows in a friends butterfly garden. Their garden is a nationally registered butterfly garden and contains numerous varieties of blooms that attract the butterflies.
Nikon D40x with Nikon 300 mm VR lens ~ 1/125s ~ Focal length 200 ~ f5.3 ~ ISO 400
This was shot in very bright light using an umbrella to cut the glare. It was shot from seven feet away and zoomed in close.