Thursday, June 04, 2009

A Rarity: White Magnolia Blossoms

Here is an absolute rarity: white magnolia. I think I slowly know all magnolia trees in Munich (this is nearly a joke) and have visited and photographed them all (of course not) but I have discovered only one magnolia tree with completely white blossoms. Not a magnolia stellata but a "regular" magnolia tree. What a beauty! Unfortunately I could not get closer than this.

I had to shoot blind i.e. I had to hold the camera as high as possible - because there was a high fence between the street and the tree and no possibility to peak through it. I could not see at all what I was doing, not to speak of checking the data. So I am really happy about the results of these snapshots...

"Magnolia x" (Magnoliaceae)

daily photos from Munich - photography by Petra Voegtle


Lynda Lehmann said...

A beautiful bush and great shots, Petra, for shooting blind!

I've never seen a white one before!

Petra Voegtle said...

Thanks for your visit again, Lynda.
Yes - white magnolia is very rare, apart from the magnolia stellata - which can be found quite often here! :)