Red Bird of Paradise
Wow, what a response from yesterday's photo! Thanks for all the comments, they're very encouraging!
Today's photo is staged - it's a red bird of paradise bloom. These are beautiful, and you can find them all around Tucson, and probably any desert area, although they are native to tropical areas. I clipped this bloom off a much larger plant and set it up on the porch. I then used the white roof of the porch to bounce the flash to get the nice, even lighting. Because it was at night, the background turned completely black. I used this same technique a few months ago on some flowers that are in my flowers and plants gallery. Hope that made sense!
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