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Leopard Lily
Leopard Lily
MaryO


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Collection: 2011-09 30 Days of Flowers
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Vienna, VA
Date: Jul 9, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 3, 2011

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Comments: 13
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Also known as a Blackberry Lily for the fruits it produces after it flowers. But it's in the Iris family, so it's not a lily at all. Fascinating flower.

This particular one I found in a local garden park. Not too long thereafter, I bought one for my own garden :-)

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09/09/2011 10:58:42 AM
Lovely bokeh behind this interesting bloom. Love that you got the bee in midflight in there too.
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09/07/2011 11:55:41 PM
real interesting bloom.
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09/07/2011 11:13:36 PM
Cute little bug flying toward your pretty little flowers. Lovely green background too.
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09/06/2011 12:02:25 PM
Neat capture of the little guy on the right!
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09/04/2011 01:20:07 AM
Classic touch, the fly. very deceptively casual composition.
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09/03/2011 11:25:00 PM
Ditto the bug comments, and I like the flowers in this too. I like it when I snag a bug in the air in a shot like this. We have a similar looking wild plant here called "Pine Lily".
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09/03/2011 06:07:30 PM
Great catch with the bug. Nice bokeh
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09/03/2011 11:25:44 AM
Wonderful bokeh. Love the contrast of the orange against the green.
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09/03/2011 11:06:45 AM
it looks to me like the flower is reaching out to the bug, rather than the other way around...and I love how the other flower blends into the background...nice bokeh
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09/03/2011 10:54:06 AM
It's beautiful!
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09/03/2011 10:49:34 AM
So delicate. Oh man, I just spotted that bug!! You're amazing.
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09/03/2011 10:44:48 AM
Wow, that emerald sea of green in the BG is awesome, setting off the sunlit fiery petals. And the little whatever-it-is flying by adds a candid touch. These little beauties are at the botanical garden here, I just never knew the name before--thanks!
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09/03/2011 10:08:08 AM
That is so dainty. The background is delicious, as yours always are.
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