This lotus flower (Nelumbo sp.) that is just opening caught my eye and tingled my photographer senses. First, the low light caused it to "glow." Second, the shape of the unfurling petals begged to become a picture.

I took this photo almost immedately and then checked other angles. This one turned out to be the best angle for the photo since the dark background allows the lighter colors of the flower to pop. None of the other angles provided that rich, dark background.

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