I am not usually taken aback by my own pictures. There are many pictures that I take that I find value in but this picture actually stopped me cold when I uploaded them. This flower doesn’t seem real somehow, and yet I took the picture, so I know it’s real. It almost looks like a painting. I haven’t altered this in any way, the way I snapped it is the way I’m showing it now. I caught the flower in it’s most beautiful and glorious moment.