Paul2032 said:The pictures submitted by NGA members often vary greatly. I always wonder what some really look like
I doubt anyone else does this, but I do. If a picture is submitted for a bloom that looks like it does in my garden sometimes, I "like" the photo. Recently, there was a photo submitted of a bloom that didn't look much like how it looks in my garden, so I passed. I think if more people did this, the ones with the most "likes" would be the ones that look most like the plant in real life.
And while I don't think many, if any, people do this on purpose, generally it does seem to me like the photos with the most likes are the ones that look like the real bloom. When it doesn't, it's often because an odd bloom is getting a lot of extra likes, like it has neat break in the color pattern or an extra petal or something.