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Intersectional Peony

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 3 June 2014 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.

I am fascinated by the peony's petals in this shot which seem to resemble crinkled paper.

Photo captured at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis, Missouri on May 4, 2014.

NIKON D7000 1/160 second F/6.3 ISO 200 112 mm (35mm equiv.)

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claudie from le havre, France

Beautiful composition of this peony!!

3 Jun 2014 5:56am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

De toute beauté.
Détails superbes et couleurs.)

3 Jun 2014 8:55am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture of this flower. Looks like paper petals. Gorgeous. :)

3 Jun 2014 10:01am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Sensational folds of colour!

3 Jun 2014 10:42am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful photo !!

3 Jun 2014 11:29am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Wow! an explosion of beauty !

3 Jun 2014 12:05pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ce coeur jaune ce mauve quelle compo et macro sueprbe vue.

3 Jun 2014 3:44pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Splendid macro with such beautiful colors.

3 Jun 2014 4:52pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like what you said about crinkled paper. The other day my hubby brought three lovely peonies inside and we both remarked how they reminded us of tissue paper flowers we made as children. This is a gorgeous close up showing off the delicate shape

3 Jun 2014 6:28pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Gorgeous bloom and petals; the color reminds me of peppermint candy! My favorite flower :)

3 Jun 2014 7:14pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful close up. The color is lovely! My dad used to have peonies in his yard and I always looked forward to seeing the gigantic blossoms. I agree, the petals look like crinkled paper.

3 Jun 2014 7:46pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Incredible image, Steven! *****

4 Jun 2014 1:28am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

Beautiful work Steven !! A wonderful image full with fine color and light !! It's superb !! best, john

4 Jun 2014 1:41am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is gorgeous. You are so lucky to have your peonies out already. Ours will be a while.

4 Jun 2014 2:08am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful peony. Superb textures in those petals.

4 Jun 2014 2:30am

Langevine from Angers, France


4 Jun 2014 9:09am

Eros from tehran, Iran

Great details, luv't

4 Jun 2014 10:09am