Sometimes Magic Happens

This is rare, but I do remember one other time I was shooting flowers and something very special happened: I was doing some macro work with Asclepius (milkweed), shooting the unopened buds when … POP POP POP (okay, maybe there was no sound other than my oohing and aahing) the buds opened. First the outer petals open and then more … it was astounding.

So today I was shooting these Alcea because I saw the one flower that was still closed and I loved the “swirl” of it all when … well … have a look! (Keep in mind these are SOOC since I am not even sure they will actually work as images for prints. Time will tell, and right now I have to practice!)

Unprocessed: The Opening, 6.21.22, Images 1-4