Crinkled Onion found trail side at Pinnacles National Monument, Soledad, CA. They grow pretty much all over, but I liked this bg best.
Why it's in the best of 2010 - because the framing, the bg and the color of the flower work remarkably well. I remember hunting around for the best composition while my poor husband stood aside patiently waiting for me to photograph yet another flower. The depth-of-field is also right where it needs to be. I didn't check it, but relied on my experience and knowledge of the lens to give me what I wanted. Not only is it good in camera, but my post processing skill was coming along pretty well and I could finally do it justice and make it even better.
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From California trip - May 2010