My wife and I were in Michigan's Upper Peninsula for the fall colors. We were on the path to view a waterfall. The only view of the waterfall was from above, access to the base of the fall was completely fenced off, the sun was at the wrong angle, etc. Needless to say the shots of the waterfall were a complete bust.
My wife saved the day though. She had wandered a few feet off the asphalt path and spotted this little flower in some plants that were so dry they were brittle. The flower was only about 1/2" (12mm) across. This is by far my favorite shot of the day.
Click this image to see a larger image. D800e with Nikkor 80-200/2.8 AF-S @200m and Canon 500D close up "filter". 1/50sec, f/5.6, ISO 400. This is a 1905x2406 crop (~4.5Mp) from the full image.
Gary in SE Michigan, USA. Co-organizer of the Southern Michigan Chapter Nikonians membership - My most important photographic investment, after the camera. D4, D800e, D300, D90, F6, FM3a (black), FM2n (chrome) YashicaMat 124, Graflex Speed Graphic 4x5 My Nikonians Gallery & Our Chapter Gallery