Camellia (Camellia sinensis), named after Jesuit botanist Georg Joseph Kamel, is a flowering plant with simple, thick, serrated, usually glossy leaves. The flowers are large and conspicuous with colors varying from white to pink and red, and yellow in a few species.
I took this photo on a beautiful late Winter morning, right after a rain shower, at famed Filoli Garden in Woodside, California near my home. Filoli is located 30 miles south of San Francisco. The sixteen-acre formal garden that surrounds the Filoli estate is one of America's finest historic gardens. The gardens are maintained by fourteen full-time horticulturists and include hundreds of Camellias, Rhododendrons, Roses, and many Magnolias.
Shot with a Nikon D70 and subtly enhanced w/Photoshop CS3 and Topaz.
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