What a weird word to look at - "fuchsia". That's what this is though. And it's absolute perfection. If there was a contest for being perfect, Ms. Gerbera here would be a fan favourite. It hasn't even a single bent petal or bit of an askew tilt anywhere. Ridiculous how amazing nature can be.
Whoever's been doing their rain dance needs to stop because it's been raining in the Lower Mainland for I've lost count now how many days on end (or so it seems...). Flowers like these Gerbera Daisies need some serious sun. I'm not a big proponent of artificial things, but a 'hip, hip, hooray' for greenhouses and artificial light.
I've found white flowers the most difficult so far to photograph. It's hard to avoid them looking flat when they're lit up. And they always need some cleanup; stray pollen grains, bits of fuzz stuck on the petals.... things you don't see until you look at it through a macro lens! Q-tips come in handy. So do small fingers with a dainty touch.
This time of year we're in for a few months of dreary weather. It'll be a while until we see these in the yard again, so good thing there's flower shops (and indoor DIY macro flower studios...) that make these colours available year round.