Turk's Cap Lily

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Pa, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. We made a special trek last week to see a few specimens of a rare wild lily called "Turk's Cap". We actually saw only one in the wild, but noticed a whole bunch growing right beside the road later in the day!

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    There is a story behind these photos. On this hike I took my D200 and finest lenses + tripod. I worked long and hard to get a good shot of this flower, which grows on VERY long stems and waves all around in the slightest breeze. I never got a decent shot. These were taken by my wife with her D40 + 18-200VR, handheld, in auto mode.

    Sigh...
     
  2. Beth has a way of making all of our nicest gear obsolete. She took some very fine images here.
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Oh how pretty
    Look like tiger lily inside out:>)))
     
  4. Isn't the main thing that you found them & that you experienced them. Getting any shots at all finally is just a plus I'd say.

    Nice work of the D40.

    It's not the camera - it's the pilot. My hat's off to the pilot. :)

    Lil
     
  5. Thanks, all. I'll convey your congrats to the photographer.

    In my defense :)redface:) let me say that she was standing much further away with her 18-200VR, so the relative motion of the flower was smaller. Also, she may have gotten lucky with a brief break in the wind. :wink:
     
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