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Higanbana


Higanbana
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Copyright: David Pugh (Verti) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 12] (99)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-13
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix LC33
Exposure: f/3.4, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-09-14 5:24
Viewed: 5325
Points: 6
[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.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [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.

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