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Name: Peggy C
Graham NC USA (Zone 7b)
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Jul 15, 2017 9:46 AM CST
I have Turk's Cap Lily - a native perennial of North Carolina US --
It is either full of beautiful orange blooms or we have leaves for the year.
This year was the Year Of The Turk's Cap .. lost count of the number .. but to say I'm thrilled -- puts it mildly ~

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Hope you don't mind me sharing these on your page ... they just took my breath away this year.

Live like every day as it is your last because one day -- it will be.
(if I can find who said this, I'll credit that dear Soul -- wasn't me, but it makes a lot of sense)

This isn't a dress-rehearsal ~
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Jul 15, 2017 11:43 AM CST

Plants Admin

@PeggyC, I spotted your thread here in the Plant Photos Forum, a suggestion: rather than attaching your images to jmorth's photo of Queen Kong lily to which they are unrelated to, please add your photos to the database entry. Thumbs up

Lily (Lilium superbum)
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Name: Chuck
Gorham Maine (Zone 5a)
Hummingbirder Daylilies Garden Ideas: Level 1
Jul 22, 2017 3:10 PM CST
I comment on the photo composition. I am going out on a limb because I achieved the same effect when taking a photo of a lily when using a flash. The light reflected back from the flower, but the light that didn't hit a surface never reflected back to the camera leaving the background black. I think something such as this happened here, resulting in a superb photo.
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Jul 22, 2017 6:22 PM CST
It was taken at night with a low flash setting.
Thanks for the complement.
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