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Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 2 December 2011 in Plant & Nature.

Monkshood growing wild in Wyoming near Jenny Lake. Pretty to look at but this is a poisonous plant - all parts of the plant are toxic if you eat them.

I'll just munch on my trail snack instead. ;-)

NIKON D5000 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 400 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

beautiful flower and blur

2 Dec 2011 6:17am

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Beautiful flower shot, sharp and a lovely colour

2 Dec 2011 6:38am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

jolie cet iris

2 Dec 2011 8:18am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Lovely elegant flowers, like the palette of greens of the well blurred bokeh.

2 Dec 2011 8:25am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Just..........stunning !

2 Dec 2011 10:20am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Is this now? Ours are well and truly gone. Beautiful crisp colour

2 Dec 2011 11:32am

@grouser: This was in Aug. when we were in Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Parks. They are probably buried under snow now. ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful closeup.. lovely shot

2 Dec 2011 12:21pm

Pedro_eric from Trowbridge, United Kingdom

Lovely capture.

2 Dec 2011 12:25pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

It looks almost good enough to eat, the top almost moist. Beautiful !~

2 Dec 2011 12:38pm

arvin from sari, Iran

Very nice ...
Well, purple ...
This beautiful flower ...

2 Dec 2011 12:45pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful light and excellent DOF control to create a wonderful bokeh! Rich purple colour, definitely an eye catcher! Well done Barbara! ;-)

2 Dec 2011 1:10pm

franz from Baden, Austria

what's so very beautiful is often so dangerous as well ... ;-))
(i like the name of this pretty flower! in german we call it "eisenhut", which means "iron hat"!)

2 Dec 2011 4:16pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Such a beautiful color against the green, but thank you for the warning; I will NOT put this in my salad! ;D

2 Dec 2011 5:15pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: I'll have the salad, hold the monkshood. ;-)

LauraS from Chico, United States

So delicious this image is. Love the rich purple and lush appearance.

2 Dec 2011 5:18pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful ! Great texture and color of tis dangerous flower .

2 Dec 2011 6:36pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

It is beautiful to look at, though!

2 Dec 2011 11:10pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine bokeh

2 Dec 2011 11:36pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Beauty can sometimes be deceptive.

2 Dec 2011 11:46pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Wonderful shot..beautiful light and color

4 Dec 2011 9:31am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Wonderful blue against that green background! We don't have to eat everything, do we?! Just look...and it is enough food for the soul!

7 Dec 2011 7:59am

1/60 second
ISO 400
82 mm (35mm equiv.)