Indulgences - Prints-Of-Light

I had just proposed a theory to a buddy of mine; one which said that flowers were like spotlights in the garden. I have real problems getting the colors to reproduce correctly if I take the photos in the evening. It was as if (I was telling her) the flowers were radiating light, not just reflecting it. To the eye, this poppy's outer petals were the same shade as the inner petals; to the camera, this flower was focusing light through the top of it's bloom.