Sony A77II
Minolta 200mm macro
ISO 400, 1/100 @ f8

Chrissy brought home some Dahlias and I liked how the mature flower served as a BG for the aspiring bud. All comments welcome.>=))>

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Bill -
WOW, some really excellent detail here on this one.
Very nice indeed…:+1:

This is really good. The background does work well, making the bud seem like it is exploding out. I like this a lot.

Excellent depth of field control, perfect focus and I love the composition, Bill.

I like this. The detail on the bud is first rate.

Yes Bill, the background is beautiful but also the young subject. You have changed in beauty the ugly reflections.

Nice spacial separation between the bud and the background. It is emphasized by the difference in color as well. Nicely done.