Flowers From Below

Challenge #100 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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We tend to look at flowers from above, as they display their beauty to the sun, and be attractive to insects, birds etc. However, they can look quite different from below. Show us examples of upward-facing flowers backlit by the overhead sun. Get your camera down to ground-level, and see these flowers from a different aspect. White daisies are often shot this way, but they are just too easy for this challenge; too "Hallmark", and will probably be DQ'd. Please search out other flowers from below, and show us what you've found. The flowers should be outside, in their natural environment. Small insects or spiders may be present, but shouldn't be dominant in the picture. Flowers with their heads hanging down had their own ('Don't Be Shy') challenge recently, so they won't be accepted here. Macro and close-ups welcome. 1,600px MAXIMUM on the entry's longer side.
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Reach For The Sky
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Garden flowers
Submitted: Monday, 26th May, 2014 08:21 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 25th May, 2014
Focal length: 11.5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Notes: Looking up
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