Monday, August 11, 2008

Two Daylilies and a Red Rose


Two Daylilies and a Red Rose

This is going to serve as my Ruby Tuesday post for this week. This Daylily was blooming at the farm this weekend. It is quite late as most of the collection has finished. Daylilies are sold as early, mid and late blooming and I am always torn when doing a big Daylily planting to have all of them bloom at once or to select a mixture that blooms over a longer period of time. Rebloomers are nice but they don’t give you that huge blast of color the second time.

This second one is ‘Oriental Ruby’. This was shot with my 17-70mm Sigma lens that I dusted off and decided to try and use. It was weird having a zoom lens after using prime (fixed focal length) lenses for so long. The Sigma has macro and it was a little difficult to remember its sweet spot. The minimum focusing distance is always the biggest deal to me when shooting macro. All the lenses I own have a different MFD and in general they have their strong and weak points. The Sigma is a pretty good lens for the price.



This rose is a Hybrid Tea named ‘Peggy Rockefeller’. The Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden is named after her, too. This is beautiful red rose that grows straight and tall. It always seems to be blooming when I see it. With all the rose photography I did last year there hasn’t been a great impetus to get out there and shoot some more. I probably will since I can’t resist.


Exhibition name: Peggy Rockefeller
Registration name: WILace
Breeding: J. Benjamin Williams, US, 1992
Parentage: Queen Elizabeth x Swathmore
Fragrance: Spicy

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18 comments:

ellen b said...

I never tire of looking at beautiful flowers. these are great...

Ralph said...

The leaves of the lilies are quite ornate in their detailing. The rose is also beautiful. It is hard to resist taking photos of flowers like these...

shutterhappyjenn said...

Those day lilies are really awesome! I loved its color! I don't see something like that here!

Mine's HERE. Happy Tuesday!

dot said...

Your flowers are always just great! Such pretty colors.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The red daylilies are spectacular!

Angela at mommy bytes said...

That second daylily is stunningly red! I put up my first Ruby Tuesday this week.

Carletta said...

All gorgeous - especially the middle one!

Rambling Woods said...

Very pretty..My peach colored day lilies are still blooming...

Bobbie said...

The day lily looks absolutely velvety. That lens does a good job of rendering rich colors.

Yrsa said...

The rose-pic looks like a card to be given to someone very special :)

Greyscale Territory said...

What magical colours in these flowers! Beautiful capture!

CharmaineZoe said...

Love the day lilies - the colour is just amazing. The rose is beautiful too, your pics really do them justice :-)

the teach said...

Gorgeous shots, Digital! I have only a Canon A710 point and shoot. I wish my macros look like yours... Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

Dianne said...

the Peggy Rockefeller is stunning. the darker red hues on the lily are my among my favorite shades of red.

more great work!

Raven said...

Gorgeous all three! And as always, I enjoyed strolling/scrolling down the page and seeing what you and your garden have been up to. That moon vine is an amazing photo. Never heard of a moon flower or moon vine until this week and now I've seen two of them. That shot is awesome.

quilly said...

Beautiful flowers! My favorite is the Ruby Lily. It was my first time seeing one in that magnificent color.

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Just so Gorgeous!!

christine said...

i love the dark red shades of the lilies! nice shots!