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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 25 June 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

A white variety of the skullcap (botanical name Scutellaria costaricana labiatae) spotted at the Garfield Park Conservatory on April 27, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/5.3 ISO 100 62 mm

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Roman from Thiersee, Austria

excellent close-up shot with a great green bokeh!

25 Jun 2012 5:37am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

WOW .. these are crystal looking lighted bulbs. Such a beautiful capture here I love the vivacious green background here a lot. Splendid !

25 Jun 2012 6:18am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


25 Jun 2012 7:17am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This must have been a captivating visit Steve, the shots you have brought away are quite special.

25 Jun 2012 7:37am

Céline from New York, United States

Pretty macro!

25 Jun 2012 7:42am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very beautiful image. Charming colors.

25 Jun 2012 8:09am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

What a lovely display !

25 Jun 2012 8:34am

Anna from Somewhere on Mother Earth, Netherlands

What a beautiful flower... I have never seen it... love it, Steven!

25 Jun 2012 9:21am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful framing.. love it

25 Jun 2012 9:47am

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

A beautiful capture of this very beautiful flower. The colours are gorgeous !

25 Jun 2012 10:30am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A floral fountain - marvellous image!

25 Jun 2012 12:08pm

tataray from france, France

Magnifique capture de cette merveilleuse fleur)

25 Jun 2012 12:48pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


25 Jun 2012 12:52pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Bright and so beautiful.

25 Jun 2012 1:31pm

Karen Politte from Conway, AR, United States

what an odd and strangely beautiful flowering plant! Lovely composure!

25 Jun 2012 3:57pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

So bright and vivid...gotta wear shades:-) This is fantastic!

25 Jun 2012 6:13pm

Florence from Paris, France

What a delightful, exquisite shot ! Such a pretty palette !

25 Jun 2012 6:38pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

That is a simply amazing flower, so beautiful and look like they are smiling back
at you !~

25 Jun 2012 6:51pm

@Phil Morris: Now that you mention it, they actually look like they are laughing at me. :-)

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful. so fresh, so pretty, so lovely :)

25 Jun 2012 6:55pm

Yonatan from New York, United States

Beautiful DoF and light.

25 Jun 2012 7:02pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Lovely focus, such lovely colours

25 Jun 2012 7:38pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful colors!

25 Jun 2012 10:25pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A strange and beautiful flower. Super image.

25 Jun 2012 11:18pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

The colors of this flower just pop.... a stunning macro with nice detail!

26 Jun 2012 12:55am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautiful work! very well composed with fantastic colour tones!

26 Jun 2012 2:37am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

They may be laughing with you, they seem to be alive and joyful with your presence !~

28 Jun 2012 6:36pm