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May 12, 2014 9:11 AM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
California-Sue often posts close-ups so I thought I would try some this morning. It would be fun to see more close-ups here.
Polka


Dancing Star


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Artistic Web


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Paul Black


White Hot


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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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May 12, 2014 9:16 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Thumbs up ...Arlyn
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May 12, 2014 9:28 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
I love the beards on irises. I have some beardless but they are not as beautiful - to me - as the beardeds. Great photography Paul!
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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May 12, 2014 9:48 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Wow -- lookit the beard on Orange Mash!!!

Great pictures, Paul -- you're a talented photographer! Thumbs up
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May 12, 2014 9:49 AM CST
Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: Michigan Region: United States of America
Vegetable Grower Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Cosmic Celebration (last year)



Slovac Prince


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May 12, 2014 9:53 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Niiiiiiice, Ken!!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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May 12, 2014 9:57 AM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
To take a good picture you need a good subject such as a well grown iris, a good camera, and patience to take 10 and select the best 1. Mary Ann.......you take wonderful pictures, IMHO they are as good as any here on the iris forum. Ken.....those are 2 nice close-ups. I'll look forward to seeing more from you.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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May 12, 2014 10:12 AM CST
Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: Michigan Region: United States of America
Vegetable Grower Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Thanks for the comments. For a point and shoot camera and just fartin around, it takes some nice close up. A friend told me olympus has some fine optics so I got one a few years back. I always enjoy your pictures as well Mary Ann and Paul.
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May 12, 2014 10:45 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Love that red beard on White Hot, I added that one to my collection last year. Orange Mash looks like it has a twin beard going.
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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May 12, 2014 11:07 AM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Orange Mash was a deformed flower....more blooms coming.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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May 12, 2014 11:39 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Love the pics of the close-ups!!! Is it just me, or does this thread seem like a horde of flowers sticking their tongues out at you??? Hilarious!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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May 12, 2014 11:49 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Hilarious! Leslie

Like the photos, Paul. Smiling
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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May 12, 2014 4:23 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Great photos! Hurray!

Reminds me that I need to shave.
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May 12, 2014 4:39 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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May 12, 2014 5:08 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Okay, I am game to play. I love close ups so here are some of mine:
Silverado
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Bewilderbeast


Dancing Spree


Grateful Red


Orinoco Flow


Tanzanian Tangerine
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Starship Enterprise


That is it for this round!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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May 12, 2014 5:50 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Fun pictures, I'll have to do that when min finally bloom. lol
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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May 12, 2014 6:04 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Nice Leslie.......the one of Bewilderbeast is dramatic Thumbs up
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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May 12, 2014 6:08 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Yes, that makes for some interesting photos....Arlyn
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May 12, 2014 8:11 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I agree Arlyn! Thank You! I love the Bewilderbeast one. Have a Gnus Flash I will need to add.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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May 12, 2014 8:58 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Gosh -- thank you, Paul. *Blush*

The close-ups are amazing everyone -- this is a fun topic! nodding
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