I'm not sure what this flower is called. It grows near the back of our house. I was standing when I took this photo, and I'm 6'4". So that may give you some idea of how tall these are. They grow to about 8 feet tall.
As far as the photography is concerned, I used my circular polarizer filter. I wanted to try and have a blue sky. The filter did help with the sky, but then the flowers were to dark. I then popped up the flash on my camera so that the flowers would have some light. I still wanted a faster shutter speed, but I discovered that the built in flash on my camera will only allow the shutter speed to be 1/200 of a second. Great, now I have to add the Speed Light Flash as another item on my wish list!
- See paragraph above about the need for a better flash.
Winner of week 19 in the online viewer poll.