A better view of one of the "fraternal twins," the pink-and-white bicolor variant. The petal design of this type of dahlia is mesmerizing to me. The tri-lobed shape of the petals is really distinctive, and the way the color fades outwards from the center is the essence of art. I also love the way the inner petals curl inwards to form cylinders until it's time for them open and unfold, making the flower fuller and more of a complete sphere. I'll shoot another photo in a couple of days, and I bet the center is much more open.
Make sure you click this one open to see it larger!