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Name: Brian
Mendocino county, California (Zone 8b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Pollen collector Region: California Farmer Vegetable Grower Lilies
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Chickensonmars
Feb 14, 2012 7:07 PM CST
Would like to propose a badge for folks who fiddle with pollen. A place to discuss resources, methods, wants would be fun.

Or have I missed a link... I'll look again.
Brian
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 14, 2012 8:02 PM CST

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I'm willing to make such a badge. Any ideas on what it might look like? I'm having trouble envisioning what kind of button would be right for pollen. Maybe some stamens?
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 14, 2012 8:03 PM CST
stamens with a magnifying glass?
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Feb 14, 2012 8:10 PM CST
I'm not sure but I think he might mean forum not badge. The second part of the request says
Chickensonmars said: A place to discuss resources, methods, wants would be fun.

Or have I missed a link... I'll look again.
Brian
That sounds like a forum to me.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Feb 14, 2012 8:12 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

You may be right. Or maybe he wants both.

Which is it, OP? Smiling And by the way, welcome to ATP. I'm already enjoying your images you've been posting. Thumbs up
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 14, 2012 9:09 PM CST
Oooh, I vote for both ... Pollen Forum and Badge! I don't have the patience to propagate plants by hand pollination but I know many folks do!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Feb 14, 2012 9:12 PM CST
Brian: I forgot to say Welcome!

Hetty: I think stamens with a magnifier would be the perfect badge!
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Feb 14, 2012 11:47 PM CST
Welcome! Brian Welcome!

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Feb 15, 2012 7:38 AM CST
Welcome! Brian Smiling

Sooo, this has given me an opportunity to play with making badges again. Green Grin!

I had a photo of a very small flower of Aucuba japonica which has some nice stamens, I managed to cut out the background but for the life of me I can't find a colour pallette. I ended up with a white background, resized it may or may not be suitable.

Loading both before resizing and after.

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Feb 15, 2012 8:58 AM CST
Nice photo Janet! I have a couple of photo's showing Easter Lily stamens with lots of pollen (one with ants crawling around) but I don't know how to resize photo's.

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
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JRsbugs
Feb 15, 2012 9:26 AM CST
It's difficult finding something which shows well once resized to 32 pixels Lin, I had thought of Lilies.

Here's a tulip centre which shows quite well, I have only resized it.

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Name: Brian
Mendocino county, California (Zone 8b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Pollen collector Region: California Farmer Vegetable Grower Lilies
Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Chickensonmars
Feb 15, 2012 9:37 AM CST
Great, personal bias had me thinking Hippeastrum or lilium and the magnifying glass seems on course, but I defer to your designers as to what would work.
I am suggesting also or better asking if folks think there might be enough interest for a section on pollen.
She may work in genera A&B, I may be interested in only genera Y&Z but I am still likely to glean some essential info or better technique.
Brian
Wated! Seeds of species Hippeastrum, Lilium and Narcissus. Contact me anytime.

Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky-tacky...
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Feb 15, 2012 10:10 AM CST
Janet, what program did you use for your pic?
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Feb 15, 2012 10:13 AM CST
Lilium cernuum..

Original with background removed.. if this is suitable, someone might be able to add a coloured background if white isn't preferred.

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Resized ..

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Feb 15, 2012 10:14 AM CST
Jay, I used Paint.NET with the lasso, then cut the areas out, and used the eraser to clean up the edges. (5 pixels eraser at 200%)

Oh, I resized in the normal Microsoft Paint which comes with Windows 7

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Feb 15, 2012 10:34 AM CST
Ok I just downloaded paint.net and when I opened it the color pallet opened automatically.
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But if it is not open click on the window tab at the top then colors.

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Select the color you want then use the bucket fill to fill in the areas where you erased.

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Feb 15, 2012 10:43 AM CST
Duh, I looked so many times under the windows tab but it, I feel sure, wasn't there before! Well, it is now, so obvious! Rolling my eyes. Whistling Hilarious!

Thanks Jay! Thumbs up

What do you think of the programme compared to GIMP?
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Feb 15, 2012 10:51 AM CST
Out of all the colours it was only a shade of green which seems suitable with the pollen colour, some of the stems got obliterated but that doesn't show when resized.

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Feb 15, 2012 10:56 AM CST
I tried one of the imtermediate colours between blue and green from the circle,


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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Feb 15, 2012 11:01 AM CST
I just played with it for a minute to figure out the lasso and where the color pallet was, but I think I like gimp better. But I may be that I am just used to using gimp. One thing I noticed right off is I can get closer with the lasso in gimp. Assuming I am using the lasso in Paint correctly.
Paint on the left - Gimp on right
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Starting out closed leaves a lot less to remove.
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