I love photographing flowers. They are so intricately beautiful and complex. I think their complexities often go unnoticed when they are in their natural environment. I don't photograph cut flowers, unless they are given to me. I try to stick by my rule that everything I photograph has been found in its existing form and can be put back where it came from after I photograph it. This flower was gifted by a friend last weekend for my wedding anniversary. It has been a joy to watch them open and change throughout the week and I look forward to watching them lose color and begin to whither. Sadly, that's my favorite part and the phase I find the most interesting to photograph. Right before the end. There's a lot to experience.

Wishing everyone out there a Happy Mother's Day!

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