When One is Not Enough - three versions of Lady Emily peony
Lady Emily is an heirloom peony of great charm.
I'm pretty sure I didn't improve on nature when I experimented with different filtered versions of the starting shot, but perhaps that just serves to emphasize the perfection of the 'original'.
Not only does the basic unfiltered image show unopened buds, it emphasizes the growth habit of profuse blooms, appearing in clusters.
Herbaceous peony beds
Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor
Taken May 27, 2017
Note: The separate filtered versions, with descriptions of which filters were used, appear in this same home gallery. Check the gallery link below the caption if you're viewing a collected version of this image.