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Intersectional Peony

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 29 May 2019 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.

Photo captured May 18, 2019.

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

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very beautiful

29 May 2019 5:07am

Martine from Brest, France

Joli cœur de fleur avec le petit insecte.

29 May 2019 5:28am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Magnificent pink heart!

29 May 2019 5:53am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

fantastic details and such vivid colors!

29 May 2019 6:50am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Beautiful diving !!!

29 May 2019 6:54am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique coeur de fleur

29 May 2019 7:20am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Gorgeous color and details.
I like the different layers.

29 May 2019 8:41am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Incredible writhing stamens and delicate papery leaves, beautifully captured

29 May 2019 9:09am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Gorgeous peony !!

29 May 2019 9:26am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful !!

29 May 2019 9:38am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Wonderful colors!

29 May 2019 9:39am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Superb detail Steven. Very nice capture of the flower.

29 May 2019 10:06am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

LOVELY macro of the "pioenroos"

29 May 2019 10:49am

Jean-Louis Guianvarc from Valence d, France

Un petit insecte perdu au milieu de ce magnifique cœur de fleur: superbe photo!

29 May 2019 11:22am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

That yellow center is very unlike my bush peonies. Beautiful details

29 May 2019 2:26pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Fantastic shot!

29 May 2019 2:49pm

Devi from Chennai, India

LOvely closeup and details.... Beautiful closeup :)))

29 May 2019 3:05pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel insecte dans la fleur et ces couleurs fabuleux
Belle soirée

29 May 2019 3:11pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Delicious image of the insect submerged in the yellow of the stamens... Great shot!

29 May 2019 4:09pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Chinese people especially love the tree peonies.
We have a huge Chinese painting showing various colour of peonies at my old home in Malaysia. ;)

29 May 2019 5:05pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful shot and interesting info on the difference.

29 May 2019 5:30pm

willy from Belgium

superbe coeur de fleur Steven

et des informations intéressantes


29 May 2019 6:16pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


29 May 2019 6:36pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This picture has a striking contrast that is very good. Very nice shot

29 May 2019 7:14pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Un petit insecte égaré dans les "froufrous".
J'ai des pivoines de cette variété mais elles ne sont pas aussi belles.

29 May 2019 7:22pm

Dutchess from Lakeside Village, Netherlands

Beautiful focus on the heart and the insect!!

29 May 2019 8:12pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


29 May 2019 10:10pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

excellent macro with bright colors and fine focus on the curled yellow center and the tiny bee. perhaps a bit tighter crop could have eliminated the triangles of green in both lower corners.

30 May 2019 1:17am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is just stunning! A magnificent macro with beautiful color and detail. The little bee looks quite happy! 5*

30 May 2019 1:42am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous shot of the blossom and the fly.

30 May 2019 2:56am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

aren't they just the best little beauties?

30 May 2019 9:44pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

This is a gorgeous detail! The light and color and clarity are wonderful! Thanks for the info - I learned something!

31 May 2019 2:24am

Remus from Portugal

A spectacular image!
Excellent level of detail and the focus point is perfect.

31 May 2019 2:25pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

An absolutely stunning close-up. This flower is so complex.

3 Jun 2019 9:19am