FOTD – February 27 – March Lily (Amaryllis belladonna)

It flowered a little early this year but this March Lily (which can also be known as a Jersey Lily, a Belladonna Lily or a Naked Lady Lily – from it’s tendency to have flowers springing from a ‘bare’ single stem without any leaves!) should still be displaying her beautiful 6 petalled flowers into next month!

Just for a change i thought i would capture a flower at night-time using a flash. It’s a little hard to focus when there is no ambient light but i managed to get a decent pic, and even caught a very tiny inhabitant stringing her web between the flowers that i probably would have missed had i tried photographing in the heat of the day. 🙂 The flash adds a beautiful shimmering luminescence to the pinky white petals.

I’d like to say those are raindrops adding highlights to the Lily but seeing as how Perth’s climate no longer seems to include rain anymore they are actually bore water drops from my reticulation system. Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as raindrops?? 😦

(Click on pic to open in a new window and click again to see enlarged detail!) 🙂lovewillbringustogether - Amaryllis belladonnaThe visitor is to the middle between the first 2 flowers from the left! 🙂

link to:

Cee’s Flower of the Day – February 27, 2019 – Frozen Rhododendron




    • Thanks for the appreciation! 🙂
      I think the night-time background gave the flowers a better contrast to display their beauty… but it’s trickier getting the angles and focus right! 😉

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