Magenta Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea sp.)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
Most of my photographs are shot in natural light, but one evening I went outside in the garden to experiment with my camera's built-in flash. I had never used the flash with my 55-200mm zoom lens, so I was interested to see what results I would get. I took pictures of various flowers and shrubs including this magenta Bougainvillea. I cropped the photo and re-sized it for publishing on the web, but I did not alter the color or otherwise tweak the image. I'm very pleased with the color saturation here.