This is the photograph that I entered. Since I did not get any flower photographs on the club trip to Old Baylor, the next week I drove over to T C Jester where there were plentiful bluebonnets but no place to park. I then drove over to Memorial Park and on the median I found a small plot of bluebonnet and phlox. I am sure I got a lot of strange looks, this old codger rolling around on the ground in a field of wildflowers. One young fellow came up and asked if I was getting any good ones. I told him I thought so but they were all out of focus. That got a strange look.
The photos were shot with the 50mm f/1.4 wide open with a 20mm extension tube. I set the focus manually to the closest focusing distance and rolled around looking for what I thought looked interesting. It was relatively late in the afternoon and I got some nice warm color in the background of several.
Here are a few from the same shoot. I wonder if any would have done better in the competition than the one that I entered? That one was my favorite of the shoot. The next day I went the opposite direction and shot mostly buttercups but the day was overcast and I lost the airy feeling of the shots on Memorial.