I love tulips and have bought several bunches the past couple of months to photograph. I enjoy watching them go from a beautiful almond shaped bud to a fully opened blossom exposing all the beauty of the inside. I decided I prefer to photograph them when they are on the waning side of their freshness. Each one goes through a total transformation as it begins to drop its petals. I captured this image with the bright yellow pistol and stamens slightly hidden from view.