Featured in Enchanted Flowers on 31.01.2013.
Featured in All Florius Lillies on 09.-1.2014.
A large, sultry perfumed and pure white Asiatic Lily. I have a number of corms growing in planter boxes on my back verandah.
It started to open yesterday (22.01.2013) so, when I got up this morning, one of the first things I did after making my coffee was take a look out the back door. I was tickled pink to see it fully open.
I had a number of things to do today so it wasn’t until this afternoon that I could take any photos of it. By that time, it had become quite windy and the flower was blowinga all over the place – it had even blown some of the pollen onto the petals. I eventually decided to move the box inside and take the photos there. I had to close the door, though, as the wind was strong enough to still affect it! I used Smart Sharpen at 100% and 0.8 pixels – just a tad!
Pentax K100D, Sigma 28 – 80 mm.
1/350 sec exposure;
1600 ISO to counter the breeze, along with the high exposure speed); and
39.00 mm focal length.
Thanks for looking. I hope this glorius lily brings a moment of beauty into your day.