Why is this flower just as engaging from behind as it is from the front? The answer is in the illumination. An unconventional angle or subject can make a wonderful photograph when the light brings the subject to life.
This concept can be difficult for beginning photographers to grasp. We see a lovely photo of a flower, and we assume it's the flower that's gorgeous at any time of day, and that a great photo can be achieved just by pointing our camera at the flower and pressing the button.
The secret to good photography - also the foundation of good cinematography - is not the subject, but the way the subject is illuminated. Good light can mean any number of things - gentle morning sunlight, diffuse light from behind clouds, or hard summer light bounced from a wall. But it's crucial to understand that the subject alone should not warrant the photographer to snap the image.
This is why devoted photographers tend to drop whatever they're doing and run to take a photo on the spur of the moment. Lighting is always changing, and we want to capture the magic moment when the illumination is perfect. In 30 seconds or even 10 seconds, the sun might disappear behind a cloud, or become too strong. The trick is to be ready in the moment. (The other part of the trick is to be very familiar with your camera's settings! More on that later. . .)