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Nikon D300 ~ 105mm Nikon Lens
f/8 ~ 1/250s ~ ISO 200
Straight from the camera
Peony taken in May at Lakewold Gardens in Tacoma, Washington (USA)
Some more of the splendor that is Lakewold. Peonies abound in the garden, both the old standards I grew up with, and the more exotic and huge varieties. This particular one really caught my eye. The shading from deep rosy pink to nearly white at the outer edges of the petal was quite exquisite and extremely appealing to me…..and in fact, to the bees as well. I actually had trouble getting a shot without a bee flying through it!!
Per Wikipekia
Peony or paeony is a name for plants in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, southern Europe and western North America. Boundaries between species are not clear and estimates of the number of species range from 25 to 40.
Most are herbaceous perennial plants 1.5 – 5 feet (0.5 – 1.5 metres) tall, but some resemble trees up to 5 – 10 feet (1.5 – 3 metres) tall. They have compound, deeply lobed leaves, and large, often fragrant flowers, ranging from red to white or yellow, in late spring and early summer.

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  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Teresa.

  • Thanks so very much Mark

    – TeresaB

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much Monnie

    – TeresaB

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thank you so much Ann

    – TeresaB

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • supernan
    supernanover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture x

  • Thank you so much Nan

    – TeresaB

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 2 years ago

    OOh, ya. This is gorgeous!!

  • Thanks so very much Kay

    – TeresaB

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 2 years ago

    Great macro Teresa..

  • Thank you so much Yani and Renata

    – TeresaB

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 2 years ago

    Wowser!! This is breathtaking! I love it!!

  • Thanks bunches Kristi

    – TeresaB

  • Angelika Sielken
    Angelika Sielkenover 2 years ago

    ahhh what an amazing beauty here, wow!

  • Thanks so very much Angelika

    – TeresaB

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 2 years ago

    Outstanding artwork by your talent; you’re my winner of the day.
    Art Quote of the Day
    No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
    Oscar Wilde mentioned:)
    Best regards and hugs,

  • Thank you so very much Sunny!!

    – TeresaB

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