Lily magnolia bud – The Secret Garden of 1 Utama.
This magnolia bud should have bloomed into a beautiful purplish pink flower already by now. I hope that when we go to The Secret Garden of 1 Utama again this weekend, the other buds would have just unfurled their petals for us to train our cameras on. I like how the fine hairs, called sericeous, contrasted with the silky petals, both in texture and colour. This is certainly one of the better photographs that I have taken since I started using the monopod to reduce camera shake.