Daylilies forum: Passion and Style

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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Europe Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
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cybersix
Jul 26, 2016 3:31 AM CST
I received this daylily as a gift, but I don't see many pictures and infos on how it grows/behave.


Do any of you grow it? Is it a good plant?
The picture on AHS I guess it's not to be taken into account, it's too flashy and surely photoshopped.

Many thanks in advance! Thank You!
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallisblog.com
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Jul 27, 2016 12:26 PM CST
I just could not believe that photo on the AHS site! If I were the grower I would be embarrassed to present such a photo to my customers, and then see the look of disappointment on their faces when the plant bloomed and ended up looking like a normal daylily like the photo of the one in the database here on NGA.
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Permaculture Sempervivums Hybridizer Xeriscape Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Bee Lover Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Herbs Region: United States of America
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 27, 2016 12:44 PM CST
This is the reason I'm so much against editing daylily photos and any other flower photos for that matter. cropping is fine but adjusting any aspects of the photo beside that is completely uncalled for. Even if only sharing photos in the bloom threads or on Facebook with friends it's still wrong. Grumbling Grumbling Grumbling
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Jul 27, 2016 12:53 PM CST
I don't quite agree with the no editing, sometimes editing can actually work to make the photo look more like it did to the naked eye instead of the off color the camera showed. Editing can often save underexposed photos. I never had much luck saving over exposed photos even with editing. I think editing to the extreme is fine for art work, but if you are doing a photo to present it in a realistic fashion, in my opinion any editing done should be done with that as the goal. Not to make it appear prettier but more realistic. I have not edited any of my photos in ages, not even cropping anymore, I just don't have the time. I adjusted my camera as best I could for the best color and now what it shoots is what you see. Not always accurate, but pretty close most of the time.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Jul 27, 2016 1:36 PM CST
I understand what Daniel is saying, but I think Larry is correct. It's not the editing, but the end result of editing. A camera is an artificial eye to start with and it too often doesn't see objects the same as a human eye. Editing to correct that can be beneficial for the photo. Here I have problems with glare. The combination of the Texas sunlight and my camera skills(lack of) tends to wash out color and make surface texture disappear in photos. That can usually be corrected simply by adjusting the brightness slightly. I take all my photos for myself, not really to be shown. They are for my records on what my eye sees. A skilled camera operator might do that as the photo is taken. I want them to show what is framed at its best so I don't really want something the grasshoppers have left after a meal, but aside from blemishes and bad forms, I'm looking for a depiction that's as close to what my eye sees as possible. Sometimes that is what editing can do. Adjusting color never works for me, but I can imagine there are times and skill where it could work. Some colors are tough to capture, but I have never been able to edit where it's an improvement. Too often photos just end up looking like a cheap sales attempt, sacrificing any semblance of reality. I think that is where Daniel is coming from and he's not wrong there. Using a flash usually alters the color for me, but it can sure outline the form of a plant sometimes. So it can be trade off for what you want in the result. My take on the subject anyway.
Donald
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Europe Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
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cybersix
Jul 27, 2016 1:57 PM CST
With lot of light you should over expose the camera because it sees so much light and tends to darken the photo. Good auto settings if for shots on snow. My pictures sometimes are a bit dark compared to what eyes see, so I only adjust exposure on computer and that's it.
I think the photo on AHS shouldn't have been permitted.

But... no one grows this daylily? I tip my hat to you.
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallisblog.com
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Jul 27, 2016 2:02 PM CST
Sorry, I don't grow it.
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Permaculture Sempervivums Hybridizer Xeriscape Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Bee Lover Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Herbs Region: United States of America
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 27, 2016 4:15 PM CST
@profesora may be able to help, Gerry can you please give us your thoughts on this daylily?
­čî┐A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered­čî┐
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Europe Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
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cybersix
Aug 4, 2016 10:18 AM CST
@rebloomnut, @profesora, sorry if I'm calling you directly... any opinion on this daylily, please?
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallisblog.com

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