Oh, what I’d give to own some of these peonies! At least I have the photos now.
Here’s a little trio, showing the different stages of bloom. The color is something else, hmmm?
I call this one “lit from within” because of the way the sun hits it. Nature really does pink well, in my humble opinion.
Here’s a dark pink that appears to be “floating”:
Again, if you’d like to see these larger, or if you’d like to see my entire “photostream” on Flickr, just click on any photo and you’re there.
This one looks more like a rosa rugosa, but it is indeed a peony near the end of its bloom. I love the spring green/pink combination here.
Never knew what “bokeh” was until I joined Flickr. It’s the soft, out-of-focus area caused by shallow depth of field. I deliberately had the lens pretty wide open because I wanted a closeup of the flower without a distracting background. I’m also using a macro lens. And I’m still learning my way around a new camera.
One more. “Looking upward.”
Have a good one….