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Flamboyant flowers catch the eye because of their shape, color and detail. This flower is showing its age and wear, and because of its imperfections we know it is real. Butterfly wings get torn, bees get covered in pollen and when photographing subjects in nature those details give some hint of context and reality.
Photographic accidents where focus, light and motion take different paths than expected, sometimes produce a better result than the one planned for. I was just trying to take a close up of the flower, it was interesting on its own, but whatever happened to the depth of field and the light was unexpected.
I make it a point of reviewing these kinds of happy accidents to see what happened, either to avoid or duplicate the same results in the future. Here I believe it is the very narrow depth that caught only a portion of the interior of the flower that results in what you see.