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Balloon Flower/Chinese Bellflower, #1 of 2

Posted by Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 31 July 2017 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The first of two photos of a balloon flower as it opens. A perennial flower that I first bought with the flowers in full bloom, I always wondered where the name "balloon" came from. Here, it clearly illustrates it.

Photo captured July 18, 2017.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 105 mm

flower | blue | balloon | chinese-bellflower | perennial | dsc3201

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Prête à éclore. Magnifique. )

31 Jul 2017 5:56am

Anne from France


31 Jul 2017 6:10am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Very nice pentagon!!!

31 Jul 2017 8:00am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful focus, colors & details!

31 Jul 2017 8:25am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Très beau détail!

31 Jul 2017 10:48am

Marité from France

C'est la première fois que je vois cette fleur ! Bravo !
Bonne journée !

31 Jul 2017 11:08am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

This is superb. The color is excellent.

31 Jul 2017 11:54am

Sudipto from Hyderabad, India

Lovely capture of the bulb Steven! :)

31 Jul 2017 12:50pm

willy from Belgium

de beaux détails et de belles tonalités Steven...

excellent travail


31 Jul 2017 3:02pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle forme et vue quelle couleur et ce ballon génial.

31 Jul 2017 3:52pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A magnificent macro! Great shot!

31 Jul 2017 3:53pm

Remus from Portugal

Now... we are waiting to see the outcome.
For now, this photo was very well done.

31 Jul 2017 3:59pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very beautiful. I have not seen the dough before.

31 Jul 2017 5:31pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

SUch an elegant shape with a bit of glow in the color. Beautifully presented.

31 Jul 2017 5:32pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The veins are extraordinary. Excellent crisp flower shot

31 Jul 2017 6:37pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

It looks rather iridescent at the stage!

31 Jul 2017 6:48pm

k@ from Paris, France

Oh seems so full with air, stunning feel !

31 Jul 2017 7:52pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Such a beautiful flower! Gorgeous color and detail! I love shape!

31 Jul 2017 8:27pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

beautiful bloom about to burst

1 Aug 2017 12:38am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Amazing plant. Hope we see more of it.

1 Aug 2017 1:26am

@B. Thomas: Tomorrow. :-)

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

So beautiful.

1 Aug 2017 1:32am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A totally cool flower and image! Great stuff.

1 Aug 2017 2:19am

Devi from Chennai, India

Beauuuuuuuuuutiful bud !!!!

1 Aug 2017 3:17pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful blue balloon. Excellent. :)

2 Aug 2017 2:15am