In the Heart of the Hibiscus
Originally uploaded by danielgreene.
My husband, Andy, is getting more and more involved in my photography. When he’s not my muse, he’s my assistant. 😉 He helps me by pointing out to me things that I should photograph. It was he who made me aware of our first hibiscus blossom of the year. I started taking macro shots and just got closer and closer. I never knew the tiny structures at the end (stamen?) were so fuzzy. What I love about this image — if I may say so myself — is the soft, velvetiness of the red hibiscus petals that are out of focus, while the focus is on the pistil and stamen. It reminds me of billowy red velvet.