PINKBALL (DOMBEYA WALLICHII), CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, JANUARY 27, 2012
Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 DI Macro
1/500 sec. f8
This quarter-sized bud found in the Chicago Botanic Garden's semi-tropical greenhouse soon will become a bright pompon of petals as large as a softball. It's from Africa and Madagascar, and if you bend close and take a deep sniff, you'll be wreathed in the odor of movie-house buttered popcorn.