Looking straight down on this flower, the rays of pedals radiating from the large center remind me of the sun. Newer pedals in the center have yet to unfold. I noticed how soft the color on the pedals appear, as if each one was painted with a soft brush, the purple pulled from the center outward on the upper tiers and outlining the greener pedals.
June 13, 2015. Clinton, MI Nikon D90