These dahlias were part of a Dahlia Show in the floral gardens on the island of Mainau in September 2008. I really felt they were stars:-)
Classification: From my initial research I think it is a Tomaho Hope, single orchid or star dahlia. All information and corrections welcome!
Location: Island of Mainau, Lake Constrance, Germany. Just a short bus trip or a short hike from the town of Constance. Well worth a visit whatever the time of year, but beware of the queues in high season.
Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200mm 1:3.5 – 6.5G. 135mm, 1/f5.6, 1/160s, ISO 200. Adjustment of contrasts in CS4 with NikColorEfex.