Guess what this is! I am so excited about this, and spent much time this weekend, putting it together, experimenting with this, along with something else I made using PVC piping.
And this, along with some other plants, also took up a good chunk of time this weekend: A Tree Peony
This was more difficult to photograph than I expected, because of the wind. I'd read about tree peonies several years ago, but could not find them locally until this year. And I'm hoping this will take as well to my yard as the peony bushes have. Although, sadly, it may have just a brief period of blooming if it is also like the regular peony bushes. But she was way to pretty to pass up.
By the way, check out this podcast for Harold Davis' ideas on photographing flowers:http://www.pixiq.com/sites/default/files/006_harold_davis_clickwithnemo.mp3 Just brace yourself for hearing the phrase "Okey-Dokee!"