23 Jan 14. For this week's creative submission I've selected an image of a cone flower that is down to its last few petals. A critical eye will likely note that there are a number of small red colored areas that might be considered distractions and which I should have removed. I actually spent some considerable time doing just that but in the end felt that my efforts at removal were more of a distraction than are the colored areas. They of course represent other flowers in the background that add a bit of information relative to the setting of the cone flower. So, depending on your perspective, they need to be removed or they add to the whole picture. Either way, I'm hoping that your eye eventually decided to concentrate on just the cone flower. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/160 sec @ f /11.