My Obsession with Peonies

Just before our trip to Alaska, the peak of peony season began and grocery stores carried these beauties. ANY time I see peonies at the store we grab a few. They're just begging to be taken home, are they not? I wanted to make them last as long as possible so I did a little photo session for them. Maybe I'll put a cluster of them in a bathroom or a little girl's room one day...who knows. Doing this was actually a great exercise for detail shots! I shot with a variety of lenses and got quite the variety for the same exact subject. I shot everything on my driveway (my neighbors must have thought I was a crazy) using a seamless white paper roll on a cloudy day. I mean, why not? Hope you enjoy a few of my favorites!