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Blackberry Lily Dying (Belamcanda chinensis)

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 22 July 2008 in Plant & Nature.

This is what it looks like a day or two after it is fully open. I love the curles.
The seeds are interesting also. I will try to get a photo of them in several weeks.

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Kent from Sweden

A beautiful picture today. Fun to receive follow Blackberry Lily's birth and life. Looking forward to the upcoming pictures. Have a nice day

22 Jul 2008 6:11am

Eleftheria! from Athens, Greece


22 Jul 2008 6:33am

ManuelaR from Hainburg, Germany

So beatiful! Reminds me of the twisted lollipops I used to eat as a child... :) Thanks for sharing.

22 Jul 2008 6:44am

@ManuelaR: Thanks for visiting and commenting!

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Great shot. I like the warm reds against the cool blues.

22 Jul 2008 6:51am

Koushiro~光子郎 from Singapore, Singapore

So cool! I've never seen a flower ANYTHING like this one! It's really beautiful in a bizzare sort of way ^^"

22 Jul 2008 7:10am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Beautiful abstract pictureflower with lovely colors, especially the blue details in the background (also flowers?).

22 Jul 2008 8:50am

@Monique: Yes, the blue color is blurred flowers--Russian Sage.

Erik from Amersfoort, Netherlands

Simply beautiful !

22 Jul 2008 9:24am

Gloria Alvarez from Barcelona-Menorca, Spain

Fantastica serie. Esta foto muriendo es impresionante.

22 Jul 2008 9:40am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

A really interesting shot, Anita! I didn't know they did this! Well done.

22 Jul 2008 10:00am

Chris from South Jersey, United States

Great colors and the shapes are wonderful - the curls are wonderful - almost looks like candy....

22 Jul 2008 10:05am

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Amazing and creative, love the colour and DOF, well captured!

22 Jul 2008 10:55am

@Kylie Greenan: Thank you for visiting and commenting. :-)

PShorten from West Chester, United States

I've enjoyed the entire series and can't wait to see the seeds appear. Thanks for sharing this flowers journey with me.

This particular photo is really neat, the colors startling and the shape the dead flower takes is really amazing.

22 Jul 2008 12:12pm

Marcie from United States

Beauty! Love the extraordinary detail here!

22 Jul 2008 2:45pm

don from spokane, United States

A fine close up taken at this special moment in the plant's changes. It reminded me of a twist of candy...
(I must be hungry this morning) :-) Nice shot.

22 Jul 2008 3:33pm

kamyar from tehran, Iran

very nice picture

22 Jul 2008 5:46pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Wonderful photo. The detail is just perfect. I love the curled flower. This is a wonderful series. Well done.

22 Jul 2008 7:14pm

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Very unique and beautiful, Anita.

23 Jul 2008 10:17am

Kerri from Blacksburg, United States

What a FABULOUS shot Anita! Great detail!! And very unique!!

23 Jul 2008 11:22am

David Ross from Bryn Mawr, PA, United States

I've been enjoying your series on the stages of different flowers. Who would expect yesterday's bloom to end up like this? In admiring the series, I don 't mean to take away from the quality of the individual shots: The sharp focus and diagonal composition, the touch of blue are winners.

25 Jul 2008 5:47pm

1/4 second
ISO 100
100 mm