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Star of Bethlehem

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 12 August 2014 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Ornithogalum is a genus of perennial plants mostly native to southern Europe and southern Africa belonging to the family Asparagaceae. There are some species native to other areas such as the Caucasus. Growing from a bulb, species have linear basal leaves and a slender stalk, up to 30 cm or more tall, bearing clusters of typically white star-shaped flowers, often striped with green. The common name of the genus, Star of Bethlehem, is based on its star-shaped flowers, after the Star of Bethlehem that appeared in the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus.

Photo captured May 30, 2014.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Nicely composed.:-)

12 Aug 2014 8:51am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! This is composed beautifully. I love seeing the buds as well as the flower.

12 Aug 2014 2:37pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Gorgeous flower and would be magnificent to see all bloom together when the other buds open !~

12 Aug 2014 3:57pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Beautiful presentation of it. Great background and a excellent flower.

12 Aug 2014 6:22pm

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

what a nice close up

12 Aug 2014 7:05pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful flower and buds ... lovely capture!

12 Aug 2014 8:23pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely star.

12 Aug 2014 10:47pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Beautiful shot. They are such lovely flowers.

13 Aug 2014 12:18am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe fleur blanche comme une belle étoile merveilleux.

13 Aug 2014 2:30am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


13 Aug 2014 8:34am

Malaura from France

Très belle fleur qui ouvre en grand ses pétales blancs pour nous montrer son tendre cœur :) Splendide macro. Amitiés Steven :)

13 Aug 2014 11:01am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A stunning image of this lovely flower. Superb detail.

13 Aug 2014 5:55pm