This time of year you have to work hard to find decent photographic opportunities. The bright light and long days of summer can be difficult to work around, we tend to like diffused light, dawn and dusk but we work with what we have.
I took this picture at about 4 o'clock this afternoon. The flower was strongly back lit which is what caused the falloff around the edges. I love the high key dreamy look it created that would have been otherwise impossible.
Canon 1D Mark III, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f5.6, 1/100 sec @ 100 ISO