|Copyright: David Pugh (Verti)
|Date Taken: 2004-09-13|
|Camera: Panasonic Lumix LC33|
|Exposure: f/3.4, 1/60 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2004-09-14 5:24|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is the red spider lily or cluster lily, Lycoris radiata, which is a common sight in Japan at this time of year. The Japanese name is higanbana, or the equinox flower. Higan is a Buddhist term for the week around the equinox, which is soon.|
The flower is of the amaryllis family and its bulbs are poisonous. I found this specimen near the ruins of an old castle. You can see them in clumps in all sorts of places.
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Very intresting image david I think I would of guessed it was related to the amaryllis the family resemblance is strong.The petals are very nice it would of been a better image if you had all the stamens shown, especially as they swoop so nicely.
- [2004-09-14 15:34]
Beautiful capture. It must be a sight to see lots of them together. The lighting and DOF is great and I like the composition
This is a beautiful flower indeed. I like it very much. The background and the cropping steal some beaty though.