Daylilies forum: Daylily pictures

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Weedyseedy
May 26, 2016 10:50 AM CST
Both my wife and I came to computers late in life. I was over seventy when we finally gave in and bought one-then we had to have someone from the store set it up. It has ruined our language. Herself has acquired two ebooks and has all sorts of surfing around on the things, but the words I hear when she gets frustrated I think would raise her father from the grave. My sister in law doesn't understand us and seems not to understand when we don't email her all over the darn world-she was working with the first ones invented and is still at it in her seventies and we get emails from her phone from heaven knows where. I think we've received a few from across the pond, Switzerland or some blasted place. She seems not to understand when we don't answer and relations get strained.But my tech challenge extends to cameras and stuff too, and when I try to take photos of daylilies it has taken me a full afternoon to get the photos taken, off the camera and on the computer and I now have them all over the computer and have all sorts of trouble finding them. They are in the documents, in folders somewhere, in Dell, in Windows, in folders, in albums, duplicated so that when I tried to post a photo this morning I found tens of the same pictures. The PC crashed once and I figured out how to restore it and somehow brought all the pictures back in different shades. Somehow I am going to embark on this confusion again, possibly today as I have scapes all over the place. The camera is a challenge too-I had it five years before I found you could take a video with it and closeups of the daylilies are better in color. Enough. Maybe if I learn more keyboard I'll try a blog.---Weedy
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
May 26, 2016 11:32 AM CST
Wish I could sit down at your computer with you to help, but since I can't I will try to explain what I do to keep my pictures in order.

Not sure how much you've worked with folders on the computer, so I will try to explain the basic way I get pictures to go where I want them to.

On the C drive, you probably have a "My Pictures" folder. Open that folder, right-click anywhere on the screen, select "new", then select "folder". You will get a new folder that you can name. I would name it "2016 Daylilies". Then when you upload the pictures from the camera to the computer, make sure to copy and paste the pictures to just the "2016 Daylilies" folder.

Once you know the pictures have been copied and pasted correctly from the camera to the computer, you can then delete the pictures from the camera. You can also just cut and paste or drag and drop the pictures from the camera to the "2016 Daylilies" folder in the computer. Copying and pasting is an extra step, but at least I know I can always delete the pictures from the camera and I haven't lost any pictures in the process.

If this is not what you are looking for, I apologize. It is the only way I can keep all my pictures straight throughout the season. I have folders inside folders inside folders Rolling on the floor laughing

It does take a lot of time to upload the pictures and rename the pictures. Each year I tell myself I won't take as many pictures because of all that time, but each year I seem to end up taking thousands.


Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
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Mayo62
May 26, 2016 5:22 PM CST
hi Weedy,

you're not the only one who gets confused at times !
I work with computers full-time and even I have things 'get lost'... Hilarious!
especially photo's!

I've had a digital camera for 3 years now and I still don't know how to activate the flash... Blinking
Colors never show up the way they should and most times the background is more in focus than the flower that I want to photograph Confused

I've found that enjoying my DL's and the flowers is more important than sharing them on the internet or reacting to emails.
I'm sorry your SIL doesn't understand that.. perhaps you can send her some Daylilies so she can experience for herself the peace it gives to grow and take care of something so beautiful? Hilarious!

Don't let the frustration of computers take away the joy your garden gives you!
Life is too short to do things you don't like Lovey dubby


Mayo
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
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Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
May 26, 2016 5:26 PM CST
Well said, Mayo! I agree

Weedyseedy
May 26, 2016 6:29 PM CST
Well really, I'm not exactly complaining and the daylilies are sending up scapes all over. I'm past the point where I am surprised by the first scapes and now I couldn't count them. I am now waiting for the first species plants to open and getting myself excited over the first flower on a seedling-that is always a great morning. I spent the afternoon attempting to get an accurate photo of a plant that sometimes gets a second scape after the first scape is as high as the leaves so two scapes are blooming partly at the same time. Taking photos of all green leaves and scapes seems to make a mass of green with no contrasts, plus the mosquitos have started. I am not too pleased with the results but maybe you can see both scapes.
Thumb of 2016-05-27/Weedyseedy/8b727f two scapes here, one from the base, one from the top of the fan.


Thumb of 2016-05-27/Weedyseedy/5b0d55 Seedling blooomed first last year, has scape and sibling will bloom for the first time this year.

Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
Region: Europe Cat Lover Daylilies Irises Dog Lover Hellebores
Rabbit Keeper Container Gardener Organic Gardener
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Mayo62
May 27, 2016 1:16 AM CST
nothing wrong with your photo's, Weedy! Thumbs up

2 scapes that fast after each other is called instant rebloom, I think?
(I'm a newbie and still learning what's what Hilarious! )

Oh, I love your seedling from last year! Make a person véry curious what the ones this year will look Lovey dubby )


Mayo
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away

Weedyseedy
Jun 20, 2016 9:41 AM CST
Playing with the camera again, trying to get pictures that actually resemble the color of the daylily. I think they change color from year to year also, as an early red seedling has seemed different for five years----still it is sort of early and sort of red. Took several photos last evening--flash a disaster--but I finnally got one or two-now to find a cross, I think Happy Returns.
Thumb of 2016-06-20/Weedyseedy/09c186


Thumb of 2016-06-20/Weedyseedy/8e1195


Thumb of 2016-06-20/Weedyseedy/780e56

Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
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blue23rose
Jun 20, 2016 11:57 AM CST
Nice pictures, weedy! Yes, flash is horrible on daylilies, lol! I have a couple of dl's that I never can seem to get a true color on... Mister Lucky being the worst. It is also an orangy red.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown

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