Photography by Josh Hillman

Species: Magnolia ashei (Ashe magnolia)
Torreya State Park
Bristol, FL     April 24, 2005

The flower of this endangered (Florida) tree measured about 10 inches across. As they age, the flower petals flatten (see next photo) and reach about 12 inches across. The leaves of this magnolia reach about 22 inches long including the petiole (the leaf stem) and are about 10 inches across.

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© 2005 Josh Hillman

Canon EOS 20D
ISO 100; 1/200sec @ f/16
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Focal length: 100mm
Flash: Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX