The dahlia garden at my local botanical garden is a rich source of photographic subjects. This is a close view of the first dinner plate dahlia to bloom in the garden, and I loved the wavy curls of its vivid petal tips. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/6.3, 1/125 sec., ISO 200, overcast, handheld — composed in camera, no crop)
Winner of “Pink Flowers” challenge in Monochrome in Color (January 2013)
Top 10 in “Flowering Bulb Plants” challenge in Monochrome in Color (May 2012)
Featured in Pretty in Pink (13 January 2013)
Featured in Monochrome in Color (8 February 2012)
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