I found this gorgeous bulb blooming outside someone’s house on one of my dog walks. There was such a sharp contrast between the petals in full sunlight and those in shade that it added a great deal of colour to the flower.
It also reminded me of being taught in art class at school that no colours in nature are ever pure black.
I really like the contrasts between the stamens just catching the sun and their shadows formed on the petals.
Nature truly is stunning.
post script: Reverse engineering is taking apart an object to see how it works in order to duplicate or enhance the object. This practice, taken from older industries, is now often used on computer hardware and software, as in the Ben Affleck movie, Paycheck.