Showing posts with label Daylily. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Daylily. Show all posts

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Strawberry Candy

- The strawberry candy daylilies are in full bloom. Winner of the Stout Medal in 1998, the American Hemerocallis Society's most prestigious award. 4-5" strawberry pink with a rose-red eye and golden throat. Starts blooming in June, continues until July and repeats in August - September. Canon 7D, 1/60 sec @ f/9.0, ISO 400, 100mm macro.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


- Caught this little katydid hanging out on one of the spider daylily blooms this evening. Don't you just love mother nature's color palette? Canon 7D, 1/160 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 800, 100mm macro.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


- Meet my Alabama Jubilee daylily. This is the first bloom of the year for the jubilees. They should bloom just about everyday between now and July 1st. The six inch blooms are big and spectacular. I've divided mine several times and have divisions living as far away as Cedar Rapids Iowa. Canon G11, 1/60sec @ f/5.6, ISO 400 in macro mode backlit with a handheld LED Litepanel.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


From 2010 Blog
The Alabama Jubilee daylily puts on quite a show with its big deep orange blooms. I just wish they lasted more than a day. There is just one more bud left to go before waiting another elevens months for the next show. The wait just makes you appreciate them even more. Canon 7D, 1/4000 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 400, 100mm macro.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ah - Rain!

From 2010 Blog
- After 10 days of mid to upper 90 degree temperatures a front moved through tonight bringing cooler air and a light rain shower. The garden sure needed the relief as the August style weather in June has really stressed the plants. This Hyperion Elite daylily bud is ready to burst open tomorrow after tonight's cool shower. 1/800 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 1600, 100mm macro, Micro LED Litepanel.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


From 2010 Blog
I caught this little beetle scrounging around in the center of one of the blooms of the Siloam Doodlebug daylily. I spot all kinds of insects in the daylily blooms. Canon 7D, 1/125 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 1600, 100mm macro.

Friday, July 3, 2009

184 - Daylily Twirl

From 365 Project
Feeling a little artsy today. These are my Jersey Spider and Alabama Jubilee daylilies on a long exposure with the camera twirled during the shot. I used a Vari-ND (neutral density) filter to achieve the extra long exposure necessary to have the blurred motion effect in bright sunlight. Canon 40D, 6/10 sec @ f/20.0, ISO 200, 24mm focal length.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

168 - The Grand Marshall

From 365 Project
The Grand Marshall daylily leads the parade of color in my garden. Canon G10, 1/250 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 400, 25mm equivalent focal length in macro mode, illuminated at night by a Litepanel Micro LED light.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

164 - Alabama Jubilee

From 365 Project
The Alabama Jubilee was one of the first Daylilies I collected about five years ago. Even though I have many varieties now, these remain one of my favorites. I look forward to mid June every year for the big orange blossoms to appear. These plants multiply quickly and have nice green foiliage all year. Canon 40D, 1/125 sec @ f/18.0, ISO 800, 50mm compact macro lens.