Day Lily

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Uncle Frank, May 19, 2005.

  1. Nancy finds it odd that I carry my camera all the time... even on one of our short walks around the neighborhood.
    But you never can tell what you might spot, like this Day Lily at a house a few doors down the street.


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    Now here's an interesting aside. The ASPCA has the Orange Day Lily (Hemorocallis graminea) on their list
    of poisonous plants. The only species known to be affected by it are cats, in which it can cause "vomiting,
    inappetence, lethargy, and kidney failure."
     
  2. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    I'd say well worth taking it on your walk....that's a lovely photo! I take my camera everywhere...it's almost always in the car...even when I'm just heading to the grocery store...I never know what I might see.
     
  3. Jerry Snider

    Jerry Snider

    390
    May 8, 2005
    Very nice shot, excellent color, sharp. Wish I could do that!
    Jerry Snider
     
  4. Greg

    Greg

    909
    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    Uncle Frank. can you share the lens you used.
     
  5. Wow Frank, that is a spectacular shot. The colors are gorgeous and I love the way the stamen and stigma stand out from the flower. Well done my friend.
     
  6. Frank, you never cease to amaze me!! :D :D :D
     
  7. It was the Beast, Greg... my 28-70/2.8. It doesn't have macro capabilities, but this was a fairly large flower.
     
  8. Thanks to you all for the kind comments :).
     
  9. Hi Frank! Great almost-macro-shot. The 28-70 is a very versatile lens, although I use it seldom nowadays and mostly when I need the versatility. I have to try the 500D on it, in fact it's the only of my 77mm lenses on which I have not yet tested it. Might make a nice macro zoom.

    Just for your information - most members of the lily family are poisonous to a various extent (at least parts of them), many even for humans, except the ones we use to eat (onion, garlic, etc). Usually animals are aware of that fact, e.g. if you walk over a cow pasture in the mediterranean, all the "left-overs" are usually Liliaceae, mainly aphodils.

    They make nice photo subjects, though.
    Cheers
     
  10. stunning shot, love the colours and clarity
     
  11. What i like the most of your picture is the sharpness and contrast.
     
  12. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Very nice Frank. Excellent color and sharpness.
     
  13. How can you leave a great lens like that to gather dust? Shame on you :evil:.
     
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