Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Flowers as Dinner Plates

Another pretty flower :) This one was taken at the San Francisco Conservatory January 1st, 2008. I had some time to kill before heading back to the airport after Christmas vacation and it turns out that it has been years since I was as the Conservatory--and not since they last restored it. Always a sucker for an opportunity for flower picts we headed over. Mostly orchids and pitcher plants in bloom at the time, but I found this beauty near one of the doors. What you can't tell from the picture is that the bloom itself is probably 12-16 inches across!! This was one darned big flower and I had to use a wider angle lens from above to get the shot. I love the fading of color from deep read at the center on out to white.

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