Featured: Crusader hybrid peony, backlit
Featured October 2
Featuring 'Crusader', one of a number of stunning red, early-blooming cultivars in the collection. This is a 4x3 aspect ratio crop. The original uncropped version is in the cultivar gallery for 'Crusader' ( https://arctangent.smugmug.com/Peony-Projects/F-Cultivars-Herbaceous-peonies/Crusader-Officinalis-x-albiflo/ ).
Bed 04 Crusader (5ef)
Sometimes I give up trying to coax out petal details when my camera's sensor is swamped by the intense red of a subject, and just enjoy the pure color.
Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor
Taken May 31, 2016 (D151-2016)
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