Japanese Flowering Quince

The stunning beauty of this Japanese Flowering Quince’s crimson-red petals and yellow-tipped stamen belies its defensive nature: the shrub is festooned with piercing thorns all over its branches and as one grows just outside my rear door, I find myself being scratched inadvertently when I pass by Chaenomeles Japonica and forget how close I am to the ‘daggers of Nature’ it unsheathes… it’s no wonder the flowers are red after all!

*Shot on a Canon 80d 24mp dSLR camera using a Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Nano lens with camera settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/10, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/320 seconds*


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