Late spring at Brooklyn’s Botanical Garden is the time and place to capture these huge beautiful flowers.

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  • kyungmee
    kyungmeeover 4 years ago

    found it! Love this too..wonderful work!!!

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 4 years ago

    Welcome to Peony Perfection, Chris, wow, this is beautiful. Is there a Peony this color, or did you make it blue, whatever, it’s excellent photography!

  • Thank you so much for the welcome and compliments. It is very encouraging. Everybody on RB these last few weeks here has been so warm, makes one feel right at home.

    – Chris Lord

  • Hmmm, it may have had a little help from me colorwise! I can get carried away in Photoshop!!!

    – Chris Lord

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago


  • Wow, thank you Lorilee very much indeed for the nice comment and especially for making this one a favorite. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Leslie Nicole
    Leslie Nicoleover 4 years ago

    This is astonishing! I love Peonies and this is really special.

  • Oh, gosh, favorited again! Thank you so much for the wonderful support. Much Much appreciated.

    – Chris Lord

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 4 years ago

    Congratulations Chris, please see the group homepage to view my comments!

  • Annie Lemay  Photography
    Annie Lemay P...about 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture….!

  • Thank you very much for the compliment and for favoriting this image.

    – Chris Lord

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot…what a stunning blue!

  • It’s very good to wake up today and find these great compliments here. Thanks so much and thanks especially for favoriting this one.

    – Chris Lord

  • Carmen Holly
    Carmen Hollyabout 4 years ago

    Oh Beautiful…Mother Nature should let you do the coloring on these.
    Love that Blue…I want one like that.

  • Colors are exclusive to the Lord! That’s Chris Lord this time! :-)
    I’m so glad you like it – thanks very much for your comments.

    – Chris Lord

  • Redpopy
    Redpopyabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful textures, lines and colour contrast.

  • Oh gosh! Another favoriting! I really appreciate that, thank you very very much. So kind of you and the others above.

    – Chris Lord

  • Colleen Sattler
    Colleen Sattlerabout 4 years ago

    What a stunning image!

  • Thank you very much for the kind words.

    – Chris Lord

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