This glorious, perfectly formed dahlia was not yet fully open, but she was already signaling her intent to be queen of the dahlia garden, at least for that day. Composed in the camera (no crop); minimal processing (sharpening plus a subtle vignette). (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/6.3, 1/100 sec, ISO 400, open shade, handheld)
Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (October 2013)
Top 10 in “How Does Your Garden Grow (Flower Challenge)” in Closeups in Nature group (October 2013)
Featured in International Women’s Photography (27 October 2013)
Featured in Absolute Clarity (24 October 2013)
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