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Pictures for Pam, Day 54: Pink Passion Dahlia

Pictures for Pam, Day 54: Pink Passion Dahlia
One of the most enjoyable aspects of photography is learning about the subjects I take pictures of. Most specifically, I love to learn the kind of animal or plant I've photographed. And more often than not, I am totally surprised or even amazed by what I learn.

Take the dahlia for instance. Did you know there are 42 species that grow in the wild? What's really surprising is the number of hybrids. There are so many that nobody has a number...the closest figure that people can agree on is "countless"! As crazy as that sounds, I'm really not surprised. They come in a zillion colors, sizes and shapes. The thing is, you really do have to visit a dahlia exhibit garden in order to truly understand the staggering variety.

Visiting the yearly display at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers is just insane. They pack in so many different hybrids that you simply cannot see them anymore after a while. You know how you can't spend too much time at a museum because you can't process what you see after a while? It's just too much and your poor brain blows a fuse. Well, the same thing happens when you go to a massive showing like the dahlia garden! I wish everyone could have the chance to visit because no matter how many pictures I share, there isn't any way to really show you the experience. I can't help trying though!

Today's flower is a knockout pink beauty with lovely white striping. I actually tried to find the exact hybrid...lol...what was I thinking?! Let's just call it Pink Passion and call it a day! I hope you enjoy this lovely flower as much as I enjoyed photographing and processing it!

Pam, I don't know if you've tried growing dahlias but I will warn you...deer love to eat them! I learned the hard way when I tried to grow them the first time. Just as they were about to bloom, some deer came by and ate every last one. I was so upset! Oh, and by the way, ground squirrels also love to eat them. The second time I tried to grow them, the ground squirrels broke through the deer fencing and gobbled them up just as they were about to bloom. Have you ever had any luck with these flowers? I won't try again until I live in a place that is protected from deer and ground squirrels! We live in wonderful places with lots of wild animals but they sure do like to eat our flowers! :D

Explored on 1/2/19, highest placement, #5.

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41 comments - The latest ones
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
One of the most enjoyable aspects of photography is learning about the subjects I take pictures of. Most specifically, I love to learn the kind of animal or plant I've photographed. And more often than not, I am totally surprised or even amazed by what I learn.

Take the dahlia for instance. Did you know there are 42 species that grow in the wild? What's really surprising is the number of hybrids. There are so many that nobody has a number...the closest figure that people can agree on is "countless"! As crazy as that sounds, I'm really not surprised. They come in a zillion colors, sizes and shapes. The thing is, you really do have to visit a dahlia exhibit garden in order to truly understand the staggering variety.

Visiting the yearly display at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers is just insane. They pack in so many different hybrids that you simply cannot see them anymore after a while. You know how you can't spend too much time at a museum because you can't process what you see after a while? It's just too much and your poor brain blows a fuse. Well, the same thing happens when you go to a massive showing like the dahlia garden! I wish everyone could have the chance to visit because no matter how many pictures I share, there isn't any way to really show you the experience. I can't help trying though!

Today's flower is a knockout pink beauty with lovely white striping. I actually tried to find the exact hybrid...lol...what was I thinking?! Let's just call it Pink Passion and call it a day! I hope you enjoy this lovely flower as much as I enjoyed photographing and processing it!

Pam, I don't know if you've tried growing dahlias but I will warn you...deer love to eat them! I learned the hard way when I tried to grow them the first time. Just as they were about to bloom, some deer came by and ate every last one. I was so upset! Oh, and by the way, ground squirrels also love to eat them. The second time I tried to grow them, the ground squirrels broke through the deer fencing and gobbled them up just as they were about to bloom. Have you ever had any luck with these flowers? I won't try again until I live in a place that is protected from deer and ground squirrels! We live in wonderful places with lots of wild animals but they sure do like to eat our flowers! :D
19 months ago. Edited 19 months ago.
 pajmcb
pajmcb
WOW! Superb shot. Lovely colors.
Stunning and crisp image.
Perfect work, Janet.
Have a great day.
19 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Excellent shot!

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19 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
GORGEOUS
19 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A lovely close up, Janet. Ours are just beginning to develop flower heads.
19 months ago.
 sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s club
Exquisite floral macro, Janet!
19 months ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
Excellent , avec de beaux détails précis
19 months ago.
 Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
Superbe!
19 months ago.
 Boro
Boro
Superbe ********
19 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Superb floral close-up; beautiful colours and amazing sharp details.
Well done Janet.
19 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A beautiful starburst Janet! I am so looking forward to my dahlias flowering again! Your delightful pictures have encouraged me to take many, many more pictures of them!! Happy Wednesday to you :)
19 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
WOW, exquisite dahlia with a superb rich color, Janet !!!!!!!! Happy Wednesday !!!
19 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
19 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Excellent shot, lovely colours and great detail.
19 months ago.
 Thorsten (T.S-B.)
Thorsten (T.S-B.) club
Very fine! A beautiful flower and I like the square format.
19 months ago.
 sunlight
sunlight club
Was für ein wunderbarer "Stern"! Alles Gute für das Jahr 2019 Janet!
19 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
Lovely, bright specimen to light up Pam's day!
19 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
A beautifully captured flower with fine colors and details ! Great work, Janet !
19 months ago.
 Karp Panta
Karp Panta club
Genial macro !!!
19 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Couleurs, texture et détails de haut de gamme sur un somptueux bokeh façon velours, mon coup de coeur du jour, félicitations !**************
Belle journée Janet
19 months ago.
 Ruth
Ruth club
This is very beautiful Janet, the colour and detail are outstanding.
19 months ago.
 Argenna
Argenna
Beautiful!
19 months ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
A beautiful floral image, Janet!
Have a happy and healthy 2019.
19 months ago.
 Cämmerer zu Nau
Cämmerer zu Nau club
Was für ein Dahlienstern - herrliche Sorte, wunderbar fotografiert.
19 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
The Dahlia is beautiful. Especially I like the pink colour broken through by white stripes.
19 months ago.
 cammino
cammino club
What an imposing Dahlia variation!
19 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
beautiful - and I like "countless" as an estimation, sounds better than "many" ;-)
19 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbes photo et couleurs pour Pam. Nicole.
19 months ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
une pure merveille janet !!
19 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Beautiful!
Well, I didn't have deer or ground squirrels and my dahlias, of many different varieties, performed well every autumn! Sorry about yours, Janet!
19 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
My brother would have loved this dahlia. It was his favourite flower and he had one of the big flower beds full of them. I think his favourite one was the "Danish Flag", even though there wasn't any scent, it was still very pretty. This one you've photographed is just gorgeous
19 months ago.
 Valfal
Valfal club
Wow, you captured this beautiful dahlia perfectly! The sheer variety is enough to keep you photographing them forever! A year ago I grew some beauties from tubers out of my dear late friend's garden as a tribute to her. Dahlias were her favorite flower. Though I had a very successful year growing them, I lost the tubers I had dug up when I didn't get them out of the garage into a warmer spot before the first frost. I was devastated! At least I have her canna and lilies (and some bluebells and columbine, too). Below is an image of the dahlias I grew that year.

The Last Dahlias
19 months ago.
 Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38 club
How lovely!*****
19 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
D'une remarquable définition !
19 months ago.
 Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
A beautiful flower Janet, the colours look like they're spray painted! Very nice on the dark background.
19 months ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
I thank you very much for your kind comments, Janet, and congratulte you for your beautifully captured and described "Pink Passion" dahlia !!
Once again my very best photographic wishes!
19 months ago.
 Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879 club
Just wonderful, Janet!
Enjoyed in
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19 months ago.
 Elso Zanoletti
Elso Zanoletti club
Molto bella
19 months ago.
 Magali
Magali
Splendide composition.
18 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
marvelous
18 months ago.
 Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12… club
Fantastic floral!
9 months ago.

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