Wild Lilies Redux

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Those of you who hung around here a year ago may recall that I had a five-bloom cluster of lilies appear in my garden that hadn't bloomed there in the previous three years.

This year I nearly had a disaster....thinking that if they were going to bloom, they would have done so earlier along with the daffodils and tulips, I started to pull up the stalk while weeding the garden. I quick realized my mistake and replanted the stalk and tied it to a garden torch....and was rewarded this week with three blooms. I went back and looked at the dates on last year's pics, and sure enough, they are right on schedule.

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I've got several shots over in pbase, including full size blow-ups for pixel-peepers and comparison of sharpness and coloration from two versions of the Sigma lens I used to take the pics, if anybody is interested.

http://www.pbase.com/hflphotos/wild_lilies__two_sigma_lenses

Thanks for looking.
 
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Beautiful color, Harry. [Makes me want to go downstairs and get a dish of vanilla ice cream (with maybe a little honey added).:smile:]
That "honey" is a function of the multicoaing that made this a DG Sigma lens, Bob. The older version has a more neutral color cast. Not sure yet whether I like the color of the new one as much...but it doesn't have flare problems like the older one.

However, somewhat beside the point. I'm glad you like the pic. I do too.
 
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