12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
I took this photo while taking a walk in my neighborhood in Upstate New York. It was late August and the mid-day sun was waning. The last rays were gently illuminating this delicate Hibiscus flower. I was only able to get in a couple shots before the warm soothing rays seemingly fell beneath the earth. The iridescent glimmer of the petals created by the sunlight perfectly mirrored those last days of summer; precious, fleeting, and truly beautiful.
© MICHELLE STIMAK.
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||Nov. 24, 2014, 8:08 p.m.