It's odd, some of the camellias are just reaching their peak while others bloomed weeks ago and all that remains is their discolored petals on the ground decaying into the ground. This particular flower stood out because there was a gap in the foliage behind it so it was more easily isolated. I love the unblemished petals and almost perfect form, I walked around the bush twice in search of the perfect flower and while there are others I liked this the best; when you have a static subject you can take your time.
Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f5.6, 1/250 sec @ 320 ISO