Nope, not a studio shot. I photographed this flower on its bush at Ahihi this morning, then upped the contrast so that the leaves got too dark to see. I love the way these desert flowers seem to reach out.
I'm a guy who likes to get out into the ocean several times each week and interact with the creatures I encounter there. I often swim with dolphins, sharks, rays, and whales. Check out my photos on my website: www.TropicalLight.com