I've already uploaded some photos of this Camellia before but this flower was a bit different. I'm not sure if this happens as it ages but there is a gradient from lighter petals at the centre to darker petals towards the edges.
I have been trying to get a good photo of this Billbergia for weeks. I took thirty different photos in all different modes and this is the best one. My camera just does not want to photograph this plant. I think it may be some ancient feud because I have never had so much trouble taking a picture of a plant before. Any ways, without further ado here are the true flowers of Billbergia nutans.