That's a very odd-looking flower, Jack. I don't think they have time to grow that much here.
Here's another - the only other flower I've seen this spring. It's a small cluster right on the ground, and I would have preferred some surrounding foliage, but no such luck. I used the LX3 macro for this and the other flower, with aperture priority f8. I'm not a fan of rapid DOF falloff, at least on clusters of flowers.
Yes, it has a bizzare look to it, especially with the black background created by the ringlight flash.
Sorry there's no foliage to go with your flowers, but in a way it is rather nice also. I think emerging flowers from a past cold is very symbolic and evocative, actually.
From this last weekend
Beautiful shot --- beautiful flower!
Purples and lavenders are my favorite colors
Here is another shot of a passionflower ... this time with a honey bee on it ...