A bit unusual looking, this flower, growing in a bed of dahlias, does not seem to be quite in the style of its neighbors. In coloring, it brings to mind a tropical parrot. Perhaps it’s not a dahlia at all.
Actually, it turns out that this IS a dahlia. It’s a Collerette Dahlia. ☺
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm.
Edited and shadow-boxed using Paint Shop Pro.
Location: Harkness State Park, Waterford, Connecticut (USA).
Season: fall, October 10th.
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