Patience and persistence. I have read this advice many times in different books and articles on photography. The May landscape I took from Mount Scott in OK required me to setup an hour before sunset and just wait for the right moment. And while I stood there several cars drove by with their cameras stuck out the car window. I am probably in the foreground of a lot of landscapes. Bleeding Heart pictures are numerous because they are truly captivating flowers both in form and color. Because they grow in multiples along a stem, images of just one flower are not often seen, especially when unopened. I cut this flower from Claire's plant (with her permission) and then set it up on the kitchen table with the stem in my fly tying vise. I propped up her lounge chair cushion as a dark green background. The day was overcast so the skylights provided a nice soft light. Although the flower was wet when I brought it in, I still used a spray bottle to add drops of water. An hour and a half later and 49 shots at multiple angles and exposure combinations I had this shot, number 48 of 49. NIkkor 85mm macro, f22, 6 seconds, ISO200.