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Softball-Sized

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 26 May 2016 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Not your typical peony, 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.

Peony bud spotted in the garden on May 7, 2016.

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

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique effet. )

26 May 2016 5:30am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Très bel effet !

26 May 2016 5:44am

Martine from France

Ce bouton donnera certainement une superbe fleur.

26 May 2016 8:07am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nicely captured with these bright colors. The flower will be delightful !

26 May 2016 8:34am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a fabulous bit of natural packaging :)

26 May 2016 9:11am

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

Cool shot

26 May 2016 9:56am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Very pretty and rather cabbage-like.

26 May 2016 10:49am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaa !Très belle macro

26 May 2016 11:00am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Most impressive - imagine when it bursts into full bloom!

26 May 2016 11:08am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, so big !!

26 May 2016 12:01pm

Marc from Granby, Canada

Very Nice close up with some Nice detail.

26 May 2016 12:44pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle fleur en bouton quel rose et vert superbe.
amitié

26 May 2016 2:01pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, I've never seen, or even heard of, a peony this size. It's huge.

26 May 2016 2:04pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful colors ! A superb photo !

26 May 2016 2:08pm

ruthiebear from Titusville, United States

WOW! This is an amazing bud! I hope you will show us the flower!

26 May 2016 2:13pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully photographed

26 May 2016 3:01pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Not only unique looking, but a colorful process during its year of growth thru to a blossom.

26 May 2016 3:11pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Genial!!! Grat light and colours!!!

26 May 2016 7:35pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Great macro ! Nice details, textures and sharpness, nice indeed.

26 May 2016 10:05pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

It looks gigantic! Gorgeous colors! I love the detail!

26 May 2016 10:28pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

looks like a pink cabbage

27 May 2016 1:38am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

It hurts before full blooming. Beautiful image.

27 May 2016 3:42am

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

So beautiful!

27 May 2016 9:05am

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

Good capture. I like the petals texture.

27 May 2016 2:38pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien

27 May 2016 2:56pm

Remus from Portugal

I think I had never seen this flower.
For its size, it is a stunning flower.

27 May 2016 8:46pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Nice. Our peonies are getting ready to burst out, too.

28 May 2016 2:09am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice. I hope we get to see the giant bloom.

28 May 2016 1:27pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful frame, focus, colors, lights & details!
Lovely!

28 May 2016 9:09pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Magnificent composition, superb light !!!

29 May 2016 9:44am

Urspo from Phoenix, United States

I'm sorry, but that is Audrey II!

30 May 2016 1:11am

Lïly from NY, United States

Beautiful texture and light!!

7 Jun 2016 3:33pm