Irises forum: For night owls

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Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
Region: Maryland Irises Dog Lover Birds Bromeliad Region: California
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lilpod13
Apr 18, 2019 2:08 PM CST
I wanted to see how my iris appear in the middle of the night. Just a mag lite flash light. Only problem was the mosquito bites, paying for it today.


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But I'm going to do more of this over the next month. Thank god for Benadryl cream!
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
Irises Region: Virginia Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Garden Procrastinator
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UndyingLight
Apr 18, 2019 11:23 PM CST
That's pretty!! Lovey dubby
What a beautiful sunset!
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Apr 18, 2019 11:50 PM CST
I think so too. Thumbs up
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
Region: Maryland Irises Dog Lover Birds Bromeliad Region: California
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lilpod13
Apr 19, 2019 12:19 AM CST
Tonight's photo. I still need to find a way to prevent the glare from the flash light.
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Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
Region: Maryland Irises Dog Lover Birds Bromeliad Region: California
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lilpod13
Apr 19, 2019 1:16 AM CST
And some more. I'm pretty excited about Art Glass and Cinderella's Secret was really hard to photograph. Valedictorian dwarf looked pretty good too.


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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Apr 19, 2019 12:36 PM CST
Very pretty! I am not much of a photographer and have problems with lighting. Can really make a big difference, can't it?
Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
Region: Maryland Irises Dog Lover Birds Bromeliad Region: California
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lilpod13
Apr 19, 2019 3:52 PM CST
Yes, lighting makes all the difference. Here is an example of two photos of Plot Line, one was a magical moment and the other a more typical appearance.






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Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Apr 20, 2019 4:21 PM CST
Night time irises! Great idea. Hurray!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Garden Photography Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Pollen collector Dog Lover
Moon Gardener Irises Heucheras Vegetable Grower Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Polymerous
Apr 20, 2019 9:57 PM CST
Interesting idea, certainly, but I'd be afraid to do it in my garden..... Mosquitoes *itch*, noxious critters, and I'm sure any iris images I took would feature a slug or snail somewhere... Rolling my eyes.

Fwiw, the lighting in late afternoon or early evening also sometimes makes for great flower images, both in slanting sun and in shade.
A 'Premonition of Spring' - PCI time already?!
Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
Region: Maryland Irises Dog Lover Birds Bromeliad Region: California
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lilpod13
Apr 22, 2019 9:35 PM CST
Yes Marilyn, I like late afternoon or early evening and also first thing in morning before sun light is on the blooms because you don't have to worry about shadows. My Plot Line photo that I love was taken around 5:30 in the late afternoon and the light from the sun was behind the flower penetrating the bloom and lighting up the colors on the standards.
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