I have no idea what this flower is* but he captivates my imagination and entertains me like a regal court jester dancing through the green. Concord Greene gardens, Concord, Massachusetts USA
Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Focal length 275mm, Exposure 1/125 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100
Update Dec 16 2012: Thank you Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters for identifying this as a bee balm/Oswego Tea.
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