Flower Photo Competition 3 2013 : Entry Number 140

Judges Comment

All flowers are different, and this one looks exotic and unusual. Crisp and sharp standing out from its dark background. Wonderfully captured and presented.

Photographers Comment

Thank you so much for the Mark of Excellence, my name is Paul Garcia my location is Castroville Texas just outside San Antonio. This photo was taken in my backyard. I first noticed the blooms one night when I got home from work, the moon light gave these large hand sized flowers a soft glow. Thought I could just photograph them in the morning but the flowers only last one night, by morning the flowers have died. This plant is called "Lady of the Night". So at midnight I had tripod, Canon 7D 180mm macro lens and flash at the ready for the capture.