Tree dahlias (Dahlia imperialis) are native to Mexico and Central America. The trees are about 10 to 15 feet tall and bear large and lovely, delicate-looking flowers in pinks and purples. Bees love the flowers and can be seen in large numbers during these dahlias’ two blooming seasons. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/5, 1/200 sec., ISO 400, backlight from morning sun, handheld)
Second Place in “Single Flowered Dahlia” challenge in 2D – Daffodils & Dahlias group (September 2011)
Featured in Shapes & Patterns (12 September 2012)
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