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A dark burgundy tulip is displayed in one of my favorite vintage shot glasses-I'm not a drinker but I can't resist the small beautiful glasses. Shot indoors using natural window light. I used an overlay with sprockets to age the image.
The tulip is a perennial, bulbous plant with showy flowers in the genus Tulipa, of which up to 109 species have been described and which belongs to the family Liliaceae. The genus's native range extends from as far west as Southern Europe, Anatolia (Turkey), Israel,Palestine,North Africa, and Iran to the Northwest of China. The tulip's centre of diversity is in the Pamir, Hindu Kush, and Tien Shan mountains. A number of species and many hybrid cultivars are grown in gardens, as potted plants, or to display as fresh-cut flowers. Most cultivars of tulip are derived from Tulipa gesneriana.
January 31st, 2013
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