Captured at the Missouri Botanical Gardens earlier this spring, this flower on its last legs caught my eye. I like the way tulips fall apart to give you a cut-away view. This is my second foray into color solarization of a flower. It requires a quite a bit of trial and error preparation in Lightroom before using Nik Color Efex Pro to create the partial reversal, but I think I'm getting the hang of it. At least I hope so, because I'd like to finish a series by the end of the year.
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8 D
Exposure: ISO 200, f/8.0 @ 1/800s, handheld, RAW
Lighting: Direct sunlight
Location: Missouri Botanical Gardens GPSProcessing: Lightroom 3 and Nik Color Efex Pro