The Marigold's are finally in bloom. I was watching as the sun moved across them and liked the texture the was cast by the late afternoon light. The flower in the background was in shadow which allowed me to keep it in with out it becoming distracting. I also like the little slash of light on the rock behind the flower as it adds to the depth.
Canon 7D, 24-70 f2.8 @ f5.6 and 42mm, 1/320 sec (it was windy) and 100 ISO.