Dahlias come in so many forms and colors, they're really quite spectacular. Fortunately there are a number of people in town that plant them quite heavily in their yards because they're just too much work for me. In fact my favorite place to visit is Old House Dahlias because he has a lot of plants in his garden and there are cut flowers available for a great price so this time of year I get photos and take flowers to someone who I think is deserving and everybody wins!
Canon 1D X, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f4, 1/125 sec @ 400 ISO