Big Tulip #1. This bold and brilliant flower was just a bit past its prime and thus had already lost one of its petals. But that created a portal into which my camera could peek, and it was happy to capture this close-up (macro) image.
Full disclosure statement: In real life, this was actually a relatively small tulip (as tulips go) that came from a humble upbringing. I found it in the floral dept. of a local grocery store, and somehow I knew that it aspired to greatness in...more »