This is another image from the same trip
to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
as this one.
And, like the odd lighting on that image,
this one benefits from the tight quarters and
strange shadows. This is pretty close to a raw scan,
the deep red color is real and I love these flowers
for their intense colors. This is not the
Dahlia to be the photo of the day.
Incidentally, these are named after the Swedish botanist Anders Dahl.