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Star of Bethlehem

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 29 July 2019 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 31, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/45 second F/5.6 ISO 100 105 mm

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yoshimiparis from France

what purity

29 Jul 2019 5:01am

Ginnie from Netherlands

I have always loved the name of this flower, Steven, and really like your textbook example of it.

29 Jul 2019 5:02am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

What beautiful white star! A perfect capture of this ornithogalum.

29 Jul 2019 5:23am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Une vraie petite merveille !

29 Jul 2019 5:36am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such sharp and eager presentation !

29 Jul 2019 6:42am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Magnifique Ornithogale, j'aime beaucoup ces fleurs.
Bonne journée Steven

29 Jul 2019 7:48am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

So beautiful and delicate with the budding buds behind it.

29 Jul 2019 8:59am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

beautifully composed with the bloom, the buds and great depth of field control

29 Jul 2019 9:04am

Roléro-T from gerpinnes, Belgium

A superb photo Steven, good day to you! Roland

29 Jul 2019 9:12am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle fleur !

29 Jul 2019 9:27am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Really a star of the flowers.

29 Jul 2019 9:46am

Rose from United States

Exquisite...I love these flowers.

29 Jul 2019 10:55am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

lovely capture !

29 Jul 2019 11:10am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A superb image of this great flower. 5*

29 Jul 2019 11:22am

London Caller from United Kingdom

That's a sharp image.
Bokeh area looks great too.

29 Jul 2019 11:28am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Excellent work!

29 Jul 2019 2:32pm

Devi from Chennai, India

what a splendid image here ! fantastic flower and buds..great sharp image..wonderful focus !

29 Jul 2019 2:46pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

How beautiful this is

29 Jul 2019 3:16pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely shot of this pretty flower that goes back to the Bible. I like the name.

29 Jul 2019 4:50pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle étoile blanche et ce petit cœur merveilleuse vue
Belle soirée

29 Jul 2019 5:04pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is real star...

29 Jul 2019 5:35pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

This beautiful flower is indeed a star !

29 Jul 2019 5:40pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Parfaite. Délicieuse de beauté . 5*****.)

29 Jul 2019 7:26pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


29 Jul 2019 7:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful blossom indeed. Excellent capture.

29 Jul 2019 8:40pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

such a perfect, little bloom

30 Jul 2019 12:35am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a gorgeous flower. It looks so delicate. Great background information.

30 Jul 2019 1:34am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Beautifully captured! It's so easy to blow out so much white!

30 Jul 2019 1:41am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

simple but lovely

30 Jul 2019 2:51am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Quelle jolie fleur ! J'aime aussi les boutons verts et blancs.

30 Jul 2019 3:05am

Remus from Portugal

Excellent level of detail. The focus point is perfect.

31 Jul 2019 2:44pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What an interesting history this flower has.

5 Aug 2019 10:36am