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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 3 June 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This intersectional peony is a hybrid of the herbaceous peony and tree peony. The tree peony has woody above ground stems that remain throughout the year, much like a small shrub. The leaves, however, are deciduous and fall each autumn. Herbaceous peonies die back to the ground each autumn.

Photo captured May 18, 2013.

NIKON D7000 1/200 second F/7.1 ISO 200 78 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful detail. Have a nice day.

3 Jun 2013 7:07am

franz from Baden, Austria

the prettiest kind of gold dust ...

3 Jun 2013 8:02am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Like gold dust - superb!

3 Jun 2013 10:45am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Gorgeous colors and details you captured here, Steven - well done!

3 Jun 2013 10:55am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful shot..

3 Jun 2013 11:40am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely shot.

3 Jun 2013 1:17pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Wow, the petals have nicely defined edges.... and remind me of a frilly skirt. I think it is in its prime with all that pollen dust scattered about. Very strong color and detail.... it's a beaut!!

3 Jun 2013 3:16pm

Tony from United Kingdom

Beautiful colours, it's great how you have filled the frame with the flower.

3 Jun 2013 7:00pm

eligreg from Madrid, Spain

very lovely combination of pink & gold!perfect capture

3 Jun 2013 7:50pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Très belles couleurs et superbes détails (pollen) !

3 Jun 2013 8:03pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful close up. beautifully done

3 Jun 2013 11:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A magnificent image!

3 Jun 2013 11:42pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

The colors and details are fabulous ... Excellent close up !!!

4 Jun 2013 12:17am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love how you filled the frame with this gorgeous flower. Stunning image. The color is gorgeous!

4 Jun 2013 12:25am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Wonderful detail down to the grainy pollen on the petals.

4 Jun 2013 1:29am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States


4 Jun 2013 2:46am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Night eye filling composition.

4 Jun 2013 4:23am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressante couleurs

4 Jun 2013 2:27pm