Checkered Lily Flower by pdulis

Checkered Lily Flower

I came across this gorgeous little flower in our backyard - my wife's always surprising me with the lovely little flowers she plants :)

Many thanks to my 365 friends for voting this one into the TOP TWENTY :) worldwide

Thanks everyone for your feedback on the names - “Fritillaria or "snakeshead." or "Fritillaria meleagris" or "Schachblume" (chess flower) or "Kibitzei" (lapwing egg).
Lovely capture
April 30th, 2020  
Lovely shot and such a pretty looking flower.
April 30th, 2020  
A Frittalaria, they are just amazingly beautiful. I always remember the first time I first saw these flowers .....they really took my eye. Fave.
April 30th, 2020  
Absolutely beautiful photo. One of my favourite flowers. One of the first things I photographed too.
April 30th, 2020  
Wow not only am I learning about photography but flowers also. Never heard or seen this one - but it is so interesting and beautiful shot.
April 30th, 2020  
This is so pretty.
April 30th, 2020  
So pretty !
April 30th, 2020  
This is gorgeous. @julzmaioro will like this too.
April 30th, 2020  
That flower is a knock out
April 30th, 2020  
Yes @happypat is right.. such a sweet flower.. another flower that I admire but can't grow in our mild winters.. Nicely taken..

April 30th, 2020  
That is so gorgeous!
April 30th, 2020  
I have never seen a flower like that before. The patterned petals and colours are gorgeous. Lovely shot.
April 30th, 2020  
Lovely shot
April 30th, 2020  
Great surprise! A beauty!
April 30th, 2020  
A lovely rendering of the flower
April 30th, 2020  
Cool flower and nice shot
April 30th, 2020  
Fabulous capture...love the petals' colors, patterns
April 30th, 2020  
Gorgeous capture!
April 30th, 2020  
A wonderful capture.
April 30th, 2020  
wonderful, never seen a flower with these markings
fav
April 30th, 2020  
Lovely!
April 30th, 2020  
Beautiful colours and great DOF.
April 30th, 2020  
snakeshead fritillary
April 30th, 2020  
wow what a beauty!
April 30th, 2020  
Well, the flower is gorgeous, but the photo makes it justice!
April 30th, 2020  
That is so pretty, your wife has good taste
April 30th, 2020  
@anniesue - you got it Annie - the flower goes by a few different names :)
April 30th, 2020  
Great shot of this pretty flower. Know it as : kievitsbloem - Fritillaria meleagris . The Dutch name comes from (an egg of) a bird it very looks like .
April 30th, 2020  
Lovely.
April 30th, 2020  
Wow gorgeous..........looks like a stained glass plant!
Nice to see your flowers blooming!
April 30th, 2020  
@pdulis I only know that one - have you got any of the white ones? so subtle
April 30th, 2020  
@anniesue - no Annie- just these ones- i’d love to see white ones
April 30th, 2020  
Superb, fav.
May 1st, 2020  
How beautiful and unusual this is
May 1st, 2020  
Lovely flower, really cool!
May 1st, 2020  
I agee, that is cool!
May 1st, 2020  
beautiful
May 1st, 2020  
How utterly lovely
May 1st, 2020  
@happypat Thanks for posting the name. It is new to me.
May 1st, 2020  
Love your comp and background.
May 1st, 2020  
Oh My Goodness this is beautiful.
May 1st, 2020  
I have to admit this flower is unique!
May 1st, 2020  
Very cool plant and very thoughtful wife!
May 1st, 2020  
Looks like a 1930s lamp. Good composition
May 1st, 2020  
Super capture.
May 1st, 2020  
Beautiful
May 1st, 2020  
Really unusual, lovely shot
May 1st, 2020  
What an incredible pattern has this flower!
May 1st, 2020  
Doesn't look real Very nice capture
May 1st, 2020  
Fritillaria or "snakeshead." Love 'em! This is a super shot of one.
May 1st, 2020  
How very different - quite unique!
May 1st, 2020  
wonderful shot, a have never seen a flower with these colors and squares
May 1st, 2020  
How I love this beautiful blossom! I wish I could find this here, too. We call her "Schachblume" (chess flower) or "Kibitzei" (lapwing egg). Fav
May 1st, 2020  
Beautiful! 🌷
May 1st, 2020  
@pdulis it's not the best pic I've got of them - but it's the one I could find. If you like them you could buy your wife some as a present - and then have the entirely incidental pleasure of shooting them next year! ;-)
May 1st, 2020  
@anniesue - thanks Annie - do you have a link to your white flower?
May 1st, 2020  
Really nice shot!
May 1st, 2020  
Lovely flower!
May 1st, 2020  
Beautiful shot! The patterns and light on the petals are so unusual.
May 1st, 2020  
Love this flower, we call it after a bird 😉 beautiful shot
May 1st, 2020  
A super shot of this delightful flower - fav!

Ian
May 1st, 2020  
@pdulis that's funny - I put it there! I'll try again! No. It's not working. There we go!

https://365project.org/anniesue/2017/2019-04-08#comment-31232665
May 1st, 2020  
Beautiful
May 1st, 2020  
I have never seen anything quite like this. amazing. FAV
May 2nd, 2020  
gorgeous..
May 2nd, 2020  
I thought this was a PS creation...nature’s creativity
May 2nd, 2020  
Wow! Fav!
May 2nd, 2020  
Beautiful...fav
May 2nd, 2020  
Stunning! Never seen anything like this flower!
May 3rd, 2020  
Wow! I thought it was clever photo processing! Amazing things in nature!! Tell the wife THANKS! And thank you for sharing!
May 8th, 2020  
What a beauty --- and lucky you, this is exactly the flower I want to plant in my backyard because it attracts butterflies and bees and won't be eaten by squirrels.
May 9th, 2020  
Congrats on TT, Peter!
May 9th, 2020  
@taffy - thanks Taffy for pointing this out - congrats to you as well :)
May 10th, 2020  
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