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Red Spider Lilly (Lycoris radiata)

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 21 September 2014 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

In Japan the Red Spider Lily signals the arrival of fall. Many Buddhist will use it to celebrate the arrival of fall with a ceremony at the tomb of one of their ancestors. They plant them on graves because it shows a tribute to the dead. People believe that since the Red Spider Lily is mostly associated with death that one should never give a bouquet of these flowers.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 500 220 mm

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Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

They are certainly beautiful as you've proven here.

21 Sep 2014 7:23pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, focus, colors, lighting & bokeh!

21 Sep 2014 8:44pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


22 Sep 2014 6:57am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Deep colour; beautiful.

22 Sep 2014 2:26pm