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Surprise Lily/Pink Lycoris Squamigera

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 9 October 2018 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Commonly known as "surprise lilies", lycoris flower stalks spring out of the ground practically overnight, delivering a pleasant surprise in the late summer garden. They blossom in clumps of four in comparison to other lilies. These clear pink, trumpet shaped blooms are sweetly fragrant additions to the landscape at a point in the season when freshness is especially welcome. Excellent in beds with shorter perennials or with groundcover plants. Strap-like leaves appear after the blooms to gather sunlight and nutrients for next year's show. These are long-lived plants that deliver brilliance and scent for generations. This is the most cold hardy of the lycoris, and the only one with fragrance.

Photo captured August 13, 2018.

NIKON D7000 1/30 second F/5.6 ISO 125 92 mm

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pascale from Brussels, Belgium

so delicate !

9 Oct 2018 5:12am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland


9 Oct 2018 5:27am

Cllaudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Superbe ....merci

9 Oct 2018 5:33am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Quelle belle prise !

9 Oct 2018 5:57am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Toute belle sur ce fond vert.
Bonne journée Steven

9 Oct 2018 6:29am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France


9 Oct 2018 7:00am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


9 Oct 2018 7:23am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent focusing Steven. A great background.

9 Oct 2018 9:51am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

great details in focus... this is a wonderful photo of this delicate beauty

9 Oct 2018 11:26am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

great focus control and a lovely profile capture

9 Oct 2018 12:14pm

Marcel Peltier from BELOEIL, Belgium

Light ! Thanks.

9 Oct 2018 1:21pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful macro !

9 Oct 2018 2:10pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love this elegant viewpoint. SUch a delicate shape and color

9 Oct 2018 2:10pm

Remus from Portugal

Excellent level of detail and the focus point is perfect. Depth of field is also perfect.

9 Oct 2018 2:16pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A wonderful flower!

9 Oct 2018 3:02pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful flower to see on a gray rainy day here.

9 Oct 2018 4:43pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

The background is perfect for such white flower. Good macro work as usual.

9 Oct 2018 4:53pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Merveille de beauté....

9 Oct 2018 5:08pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An elegant image of this pale pink beauty.

9 Oct 2018 6:39pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

L O V E L Y !!!

9 Oct 2018 6:53pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

oh, wow, the softness of the pink is exquisite

9 Oct 2018 7:49pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a sweet shot.

9 Oct 2018 10:59pm

Wallace from Burlington, Canada

Excellent capture. Nice contrasting colours.

10 Oct 2018 12:31am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Absolutely beautiful! I love the soft color and the focus. Fabulous detail. I would love to have some in my garden.

10 Oct 2018 12:43am

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

SO very beautiful, Steven! And as always the information you include is magnificent!! Thank You ;-)

10 Oct 2018 12:46am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, AZ, United States

And what a pleasant surprise for this Tuesday! It's just beautiful, and your image is so lovely!

10 Oct 2018 2:24am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle fleur quelle finesse et vue superbe image et macro
Belle journée

10 Oct 2018 3:21am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Very tender...

18 Oct 2018 8:57am