About three years ago a solitary amaryllis came up out of nowhere in my back patio flower bed--what gardeners call a 'volunteer'--meaning not intentionally planted. Research led me to the conclusion that it's an Apple Blossom Amaryllis. They are multiplying like crazy and giving me the most beautiful blooms, but they are difficult to photograph where they sprung up, so my goal is to relocate all or some of them to a spot that will make it easier to photograph. The first stalk from this year had six flowers on it, and was so heavy it keeled over. I measured the width of the bloom and it was a whopping 7"! Several more are waiting to burst open, so I might try to get another shot that is more to my liking.
200mm | f/8 | ISO 400 | 1/320 sec