Rainbow coloured Dahlia #1 by Marilyn Harris

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Rainbow coloured Dahlia #1

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For a dramatic spread of colour in summer and autumn Dahlias are hard to beat. They are named after the Swedish botanist, Dr Anders Dahl, and come from the family Asteraceae, which is part of the daisy family. These wonderful flowers originated in the mountain ranges of Mexico, Guatemala and Columbia, before becoming popular throughout the world.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different cultivars and hybrids of Dahlias and about 30 species. This tuberous-rooted perennial plant is characterised by the different flower types. Dahlias come in many lovely shades including bi-colours.

Canon PowerShot A650 IS

Shutter Speed: 1/320sec
Aperture: F4.8
ISO: 100


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Retirement has made it possible for me to be more creative and what better way to enjoy being creative than photography!
I have been fortunate enough to have traveled throughout Australia, England, Ireland, Europe and Egypt, keeping my trusty camera with me at all times.


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  • saseoche
    saseocheabout 5 years ago

    Awesome and fabulous capture macro!

  • Anni Morris
    Anni Morrisabout 5 years ago

    This is a stunner Blossom, a cactus dahlia. I used to be not so keen on these plants, as I was influenced by childhood memories of lemon ones harbouring heaps of earwigs. In recent years they have seen such a variety of colours and forms I have changed my mind. Also I read that Monet had a number of them in his garden (red ones). They certanly provide a wealth of colour over a long flowering period. ~ Anni xxx

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 5 years ago


  • artist4peace
    artist4peaceabout 5 years ago

    i have to say .no offense ..but this is kic azzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..fabulous.

  • Beth A
    Beth Aabout 5 years ago

    What a beautiful specimen, I just love Dahlias, makes a great shot!

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 5 years ago


  • the6tees
    the6teesabout 5 years ago

    Stunning Macro Shot Blossom!!!

  • JuliaWright
    JuliaWrightabout 5 years ago

    Stunning image Blossom!
    Dahlia’s are such an awesome flowers to capture there is so many
    beautiful colours and styles in them now, I just love them too….but
    it wasn’t always like that I was like Anni when ever you looked in a
    dahlia flower rest assured there were always earwigs in them but
    they seem to have moved house now!

  • medley
    medleyabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture – the colours are superb

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...about 5 years ago

    Wow those are very nice colours. Great micro image. Cheers Esther

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