Hellebores are delicate flowers that bloom close to the ground in partial shade. They are one of our first flowers of the year.
This almost-all-white blossom was growing near our front gate. I cut it, and then Phyllis helped me mount it on black velvet using a pin.
I shot straight down, using my Zeiss macro lens, and combined four exposures from two to eight seconds (at f/22 and ISO 100) to capture the entire dynamic range in the petals.