I love these magnolias, yes, the traditional southern magnolias are pretty too but they lack the delicacy of their star type siblings. This photo is of the tree in my yard and in the early spring there is really nothing more spectacular than the riot of blooms on this tree. On an average day I walk past ten or more times and it never fails to make me smile.
Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f5.6, 1/160 sec @ 400 ISO