One of the places my dad liked to go with his camera was Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin. Gardening was one of his obsessions, and Olbrich has a very large sprawling collection of growing things to take interest in. On my last trip to visit my mom, we spent a few hours on a busy morning there (they had a butterfly display that appeared to be pretty popular) and I payed homage to my dad by pointing my own camera at lots of pretty growing things. (Half of the reason I have fun doing it is because when I was a kid I used to think he was ridiculous for taking pictures of plants and flowers. Once I grew up and found my own attention getting drawn, I didn’t miss the irony and just wish he was still around to chuckle at me as well.)
I’m not sure what kind of flower this is (I was bad about paying attention to the name cards as we went along) but I thought the inner ring of yellow looked like a little crown. Maybe this is where the faeries keep their headgear during the day?
Exposure: 1/125 seconds
Focal Length: 143 mm