Near Addison and Ashland, Chicago IL
I used the macro setting on the Sony DSC-T77 under heavy light from the sun. It took a while, but I got it.
Centaurea Cyanus Also known as Bachelor Button flower. They grow once a year near my home at neighbor's garden. One close look at this flower and I was mesmerized. I took one hundred photos and this one portrays best what it represents. It is like a painting that is not to be understood.