The perennial Daylily is blooming in yards and gardens everywhere, making for great flower photography opportunities. I found this one in Central Park, and used a 100mm macro lens with a wide aperture of f2.8. The super shallow depth of field works to emphasize the warm colors of the Lily.
BELOW: Brilliant carnations form a colorful canopy at the Planting Fields Arboretum. This was also photographed with the 100mm lens, but I opted to show more environment.