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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dahlia Study 2531

I took this picture of a Dahlia bloom before it opened at the Volunteer Park Dahlia Garden in Seattle, Washington. I cropped the picture so that another flower did not detract from the bloom. I am always amazed by the variety of shapes, colors and sizes of the Dahlia species.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Marc Kittner