Sunday, May 3, 2009

42/365 Alliums in the morning light

I find these flowers fascinating. They're alliums, and they're so different than most of the other flowers in my yard -- they stand two or three feet tall, have no leaves, and the blossom is shaped like a big purple snowball.

I photographed it last year in full bloom, but this year I was able to catch it just before it started to pop open.
I did a little research to learn more about these interesting flowers, and would you believe that they're related to onions? I'm going to make it a point to step closer and take a big whiff the next time I walk by.

Camera: Canon 40D with 60mm macro lens, 1/500s, f/4 at ISO 100 at about 9:00 a.m.

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