Saturday, May 2, 2009

Mystery blossom


BLOOM, CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, MAY 1, 2009

Pentax *ist DS
SMC Pentax-DA 50-200 at 150mm
1/750 sec. f5.6
ISO 800

I have no idea what sort of flower this is -- some kind of carnation, perhaps? -- but the baseball-sized bloom caught my eye yesterday on a visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden because of its coloring, fiery brilliant even under a dark and leaden overcast.

1 comment:

Lorie said...

Hi...I did some searching but can't locate anything closer than a "Peony Poppy" though it's not multi-colored like this one. This is a poppy, based on the black center, the type of petals and the unopened bud nearby.
~Lorie