Lily Licked was shot as part of a study I was doing for club subject â€˜flowersâ€™ earlier this year. I was trying to highlight the very tip of the petal to show off its velvety texture. I did not want the background to distract from the subject but I did want its symmetrical shape to leave no doubt in the viewerâ€™s mind what it was. It wasnâ€™t until later that I thought it looked like a tongue, hence its name.
Technical details - 1/25 sec at f/2.8, EF100mm f/2.8 macro lens, Canon EOS 500D