This is the leucospermum “scarlet ribbons” plant in my garden that I photographed earlier from above.
This photo shows a side view, which helps to explain why the common name of the plant refers to ribbons. I also think the petals-to-be look a bit like waves on the sea (if waves were red).
I was really close to the bud, using my D70, my PB-6 extension bellows, an extension tube to get the thing in place (I explain the mechanics of why I had to do this in an earlier post), a reversing ring, and my 105mm macro lens mounted in reverse. I think the setup works pretty well for extreme macros.