Wild Lilies Redux

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Harry Lavo, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. 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.


    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.


    Thanks for looking.
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  2. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Nice one, Robert. Pleasantly clear :smile:
  3. Bob Coutant

    Bob Coutant Moderator Moderator

    May 17, 2005
    Pleasantville Ohio
    Beautiful color, Harry. [Makes me want to go downstairs and get a dish of vanilla ice cream (with maybe a little honey added).:smile:]
  4. 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.
  5. Nice shot Harry, and good save while weeding!
  6. Thanks Rich. Boy, I feel the same way...I felt terrible about pulling it out...I intend to replant it deeper in the fall in the hopes that I will get more blooms next july. It is a beautiful plant.
  7. Stunning !!!!! nice work Harry
  8. Thanks, Pat. I found these in my backyard, but I found the beautiful tiger-lies I show in another post in YOUR backyard. Easthampton continues to be good to me, photographically.

    Glad you liked 'em.