21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Wild peony through the fern leaves

It was June sunny and windy day. I just stood at the edge of the forest and watched the sharp shadows from the leaves of the fern were running across the snow-white petals of the peony. It’s as if someone was weaving openwork lace from all of them. I tried to convey this in the photo.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Russia
Camera: NIKON D5600
Copyright: © Tatiana Parilova