The Orange Queen (48)
No fungi today, but something as nice as them: Lilium bulbiferum, known as Fire Lily or Orange Lily. Native to Europe (Mediterranean - subalpine zone), North Africa and North America (California), but also a cultivated plant in gardens. In Hungary it's only living wildly in the Bükk mountains, very rare. For example: I'm 36 years old, am a hiker from my very little childhood, but never ever saw this plant. The very same goes to my father, except for he's 64. This is the 1st time we met this wonderful specie on one of our trips.
Photo was done on a field name "Goat-Foot Field" on the Bükk Plateau. I've made several photos, but decided to upload this one, because I wanted You to see it wasn't shot in any garden, but in the real wild nature. As a workshop, You can see a close-up of the lily (we found ca. 10 plants). No post-procession at all except for a very little exposure correction, sharpening, framing, signing and re-sizing. I hope You like it.
To local (Hungarian) people: bár itt és itt egyaránt a Kecskeláb-rétet jelöltem meg a fotó készítésének helyéül, ez csak részben fedi a valóságot. A fokozottan védett, ritka növény termőhelyét annak megóvása céljából tartom titokban, nem fotográfusi önzésből. Megértésedet köszönöm.