This is a flower that someone gave my Mom on her birthday back in January. I casually whip out my superduper new Nikon macro lens to show my uncle how cool it is. This is the best resulting shot. Abstract to say the least.
I'm entering it in a photo contest "CloseUp 08" sponsored by ASMP, the American Society of Media Photographers. I'm a member, and it's free for members to enter one image, so I figure what the hell.
I was just thinking last night that I really need to start working on my "self promotion" skills when it comes to my photography. It's a weakness that will kill me if I don't start correcting it now.