This is another image from the South Yuba River State Park, in California. As I previously wrote, this is one of my favorite local areas to visit, especially in the spring. I usually visit this park several times between February and May so that I can explore the early bloomers, late bloomers, and everything in between. There is a small patch of Silver Puffs that I typically find in mid to late spring. These flowers are relatively small, not particularly bright or eye-catching, and can be easy missed or even ignored when walking near them. However, these flowers are spectacular when viewed up close. I managed to find a flower near peak bloom that wasnâ€™t yet ravaged by insects. I shifted my perspective to include a portion of the background that seemed to compliment the organized complexity of the flower itself. The image was processed using Adobe Lightroom 3. My motivation for photography, and especially macro photography, is to explore and appreciate the complex beauty and artistry of creation, and to capture and share small moments of it.