I came across this bud just breaking open as a new morning dawned in northern Thailand. The air was cool and damp, and the light softened by a heavy blanket of mist, which was perfect for some of this close-up photography. I really loved the way the bud seemed to be struggling not just against its own leaves, but the web that was wrapped around it. The crack of colour against the otherwise dull background finished it off for me. The daily drama played out each morning, and we’re oblivious to it unless we take the time to stop and look.