A flower from Yunnan

Na Xi Flower - © Christopher Martin-7218

When I was in Shangri-La last September it was still early in their autumn season so wild flowers were still in bloom throughout the countryside.  I don’t know the name of this flower I found while traveling the countryside in the Na Xi region of Yunnan Province but it was strikingly beautiful to my eye.

2/19 update: Thank you Vicki and Jo Ann for identifying this flower as a Red Dahlia!

14 responses

  1. Very Nice Photo, I Loved It

    March 17, 2016 at 9:24 pm

  2. Beautiful Flowers

    March 16, 2016 at 9:42 pm

  3. Stunning image

    February 14, 2016 at 2:56 pm

  4. How can anyone dispute Creator’s artistry? Ah, sumptuous.

    February 12, 2016 at 9:18 pm

  5. It reminds me of a paper lantern!

    February 12, 2016 at 8:39 pm

  6. i like your article, very inspiring, and thank you for your post

    February 12, 2016 at 6:34 pm

  7. Lovely image of a Dahlia, particularly as red flowers are not easy to photograph.

    February 12, 2016 at 5:25 pm

  8. Truly so unique, and so very beautiful.

    February 12, 2016 at 3:29 pm

  9. Beautiful photo!

    February 12, 2016 at 2:36 pm

  10. As I’m sure someone has told you by now, the flower is a red dahlia. Beautiful photo!

    February 12, 2016 at 2:09 pm

  11. Sally

    beautiful. Red is not an easy colour to photograph in a flower. Well done.

    February 12, 2016 at 1:24 pm

  12. janvdijk9464

    Reblogged this on janencarinvandijk and commented:
    dahlia zijn altijd mooi

    February 12, 2016 at 12:48 pm

  13. janvdijk9464

    mooie bloemen echt mooi kleur

    February 12, 2016 at 12:47 pm

  14. franciscocamacho2016

    Wonderful picture Christopher.! 🍁

    February 12, 2016 at 11:30 am

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