Sunday, July 20, 2008

Two Black and White Dahlias


Two Black and White Dahlias
(DAHL-ya)

This first flower is Dahlia 'Aitara Majesty’ which is a large yellow flowered cultivar from Australia. The flowers can reach up to 12 inches across on a 5-foot tall bush and is considered a semi-cactus form.

This second flower is Dahlia ‘Camano Pet’. It is considered a stellar type of Dahlia. To see how Dahlia flowers are classified check out this page from the Connecticut Dahlia Society .


Both of these pictures were taken out on Long Island yesterday. I visited both the Bayard Cutting Arboretum and Planting Fields. Both gardens have large Dahlia gardens. It was a little too hot to hang out and take a lot of pictures, the heat index was around 100F. Both places were virtually deserted which was fine with me. I will have to visit both gardens again when they are peaking in late August and September. As usual for my black and white flower pictures these are shot with the Nikon Coolpix 8400 on the monochrome setting. They are not color photograph conversions.

3 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Very nice, Chris.

June said...

Seriously beautiful shots!

2sweetnsaxy said...

These are gorgeous! And I was checking out your other posts/pictures. Wonderful eye you have. That elephant ear pic with the detail of the reddish veins and couple of drops of water... aww-sum!