This is a Petunia flower, and one of my favourite plants. I spent many years as a gardener before I moved to the building industry and ended up driving a JCB (That's my day job for those of you who don't know) Considering I'm a trained horticulturist and an experienced landscape gardener then there really is no excuse for the state of my garden "I thought nobody lived here any more" was the comment from my Father in law when he visited this weekend. But as with most things, finding the time and the inclination to come in from a 12-13 hr day and then work in the garden is not top of my list. I will get round to it.
So here's the shot, I love how vivid the colour is under the single softbox used to light the subject, and this was my 80mm f/1.8 lens on some cheapo extension tubes. Pity about the slight spoiled patch on the flower caused by the recent rain, but apart from that it's all good.
Here are the links to my buddy's stuff. Keep an eye on the blogs because I know they are working hard to catch up too .