One of my favorite local places to go for macro photography is the Marin Art and Garden Center, in Ross, California. They have beautiful gardens, with much of interest for the macro shooter. When I go during weekdays the place is usually quiet with only a few people, and my tripod doesn’t get in anyone’s way.
This little flower is called borage (Borago officinalis); it is also called Starflower. I like the color and its delicate form, and I love that my macro lens shows all of the little hairs. This is the back of the flower.
The background was a little busy in the original shot, so I converted it to an all black background and I think it shows off the flower quite nicely.