Saturday, April 24, 2010
Aurora Crown Imperial
AURORA CROWN IMPERIAL (FRITILLARIA IMPERIALIS), CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, APRIL 20, 2010
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300 at 190mm
1/180 sec. f6.7
This stately, soccer-ball-sized upside-down bloom belongs to the lily family and is native to the Himalayas. I'd never seen anything quite like it and during a recent visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden just had to capture it for my digital botany collection.