“Soprano” Vanilla Spoon

Soprano Vanilla Spoon © 2008 Bo Mackison

Osteospermum hybrid.

A fun sort of flower, this little purple blossom with spoon-like appendages.

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  1. gandalf says:

    Very interesting petals on this flower. I love the visual feel of this pix. The flower feels like it’s floating up to see the viewer. Very, very fascinating.

  2. Chris Osborne says:

    What did you do to this one? I really like how it came out.

  3. Unusual petals… like flowering spoons. I haven’t seen a flower like this. Nice! 🙂

  4. gandalf – it is floating a bit, isn’t it?

    Chris – softened the whole thing.

    Anna – I’d never seen it before either, saw it in a garden center. I think it must be a newer hybred.

  5. jeanabaena says:

    this whole picture works so well. great flower!!!

  6. lady.percy says:

    This is a cool flower. I like the effect that the picture has.

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