Updated: Apr 11
Floral studies are some of my favorite macro subjects. There is something about all of the elements of flowers that I find fascinating.
I decided I didn't want to wait for the bud to bloom, so I opened it up to reveal some beautiful shapes and colors that both complimented each other and offered nice contrast.
Taking it a step further, I trimmed a couple of more petals.
I like this peek-a-boo reveal, the deep purple of the stamen with protective shroud of the lighter purple tones of the petals.