Its slowly turning to autumn here in NZ, and I always know when it has because my toad lily only flowers then I look forward to it every year as they have the most interesting flowers, very structural in shape but covered in fabulous crimson spots.
Yes more playing with my 100mm macro lens, and the benefit is clear when you compare the above image with the one below taken many years ago on my S3IS in macro mode
MUCH more detail – the colours are different because I have done a little tweaking in the top image to make the colours a bit richer.
I love to see this flower because it is so beautiful but it makes me sad because it means that summer is ending soon. Of course all of you in the northern hemisphere are now looking forward to spring, warmer weather and no more snow!