What would a year of photographing flowers be without Bidens. This is one of my favourite flowers, as it looks very nice to me in many of the different filters I use. For example, the IDS1 image reminds me of the watermelon skin, whereas the IDS2e gives that typical greenish center.
This flower had blossomed quite a few days old, and hence can be seen some dirt brought down by the rain we have been having over the last few days.
This is one of my favorite flowers for very good reasons – it just models very well in all the light spectra that I image in.
Equipment used: Olympus EM-5, Coastal Optics 60mm F4, Baader U filter, Baader UV-IR cut filter, IDS1 & 2e filters, 330WB60 & 330AF20 filters, Quantum X2D flash, Nightsearcher UV torches, Stackshot