I also didn’t notice the small bug on the stalk when taking the photo and truthfully, if I hadn’t spotted it in Lightroom I wouldn’t have posted the photo. I think it gives a second element to an otherwise ordinary flower photo. I wish I had focused on it a little better, perhaps by lifting my camera to make the focal plane cut through the front of the bulb and through the bug.
Aside from the former, I think it’s quite a fitting photo to put up on my birthday.
Unfortunately artificial lighting but by this point it got quite dark so I wouldn’t be able to snap this in natural light. Reminds me of macro scenes from old documentaries where studios weren’t as elaborate as today and black backgrounds were OK.