Today's Photo Friday is 'Macro' so I thought I'd combine it with my own Flower Friday.
There's also an amusing tale of caution attached to this shot. Notice how it's obviously a bright day but it also appears to have rained. Not so. I used a trick I had read about, whereby you use an old Fabreze type spray bottle
to achieve this effect. Fill it with water and make sure the nozzle is on its fine setting. You then get a mist of water that, when sprayed from a distance, creates the above effect.
What I forgot to do was clean the bottle out properly first. A day later and this wonderful flower (as featured in last week's FF
) was wilting toward death. As was a clematis bush, some pansies and a number of the exotic flowers in the same bunch as this one. Woops.