Bat Flower

This plant is native to South East Asia
although I saw this particular specimen
growing in Auckland.
A flower like this is very tempting
to a photographer like me but
I can see that although the image
is superficially interesting, I have
not been able to add anything extra.
In other words, it is important
not just to show, but to say.
Someone once said that a photographer
must place themselves between the camera and the subject,
that at a good photograph is one
taken through a personality.
It is my personality that is lacking
in this image. Still, it is important
to keep trying for new images.
Photos that don’t work are vital
in that we must understand why they
don’t succeed otherwise one is doomed
to repeat them.