Hello Brown Sugar. With your petals glimmering copper & bronze. And red velvet pads.
This isn't photoshop. This is the rich and succulent natural world. No enhancements necessary. My rods & cones are working overtime.
The macro lens is perfect for flowers. An extension of my eye, only larger, more keen.
I could literally see more epiphyllums opening as I worked outside in my journal. In the space of an hour this one (name unknown), which is one of my original plants, went from tight bud, to opening bud, to ...
click once to open, then click again to see these tiny creatures having a party on one of the petals!
The thing about epiphyllums is their petals are glossy. They radiate light.
I am drunk on wonder. Hypnotized by a flower. A flower!
Whew. That's a whole lot of love.
p.s. the answer is YES. Istanbul! I tossed in the winter photo to throw you off. But it really does snow there. Really!