|Californian Poppies at Auckland's Botanic Gardens.|
|Strelitzia reginae (bird of paradise)|
Shot #3, again taken with the 18-200mm lens, and closed down to f11, shows a Telopea flower. I find these very attractive and fascinating blooms. The flower seems to lush and colourful, whereas the leaves seems to dry and bland. Contrasts again! Perhaps one day I'll do a series on contrasts taking inspiration from Johannes Itten.