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7/17/2010

Deep Purple (and too Yellow!)

Yes, still with the Daylillies. They never stop. Smile

Of course they will. We have to enjoy them while they are here. This is purple cultivar we bought a few anniversaries ago. It is not as vigorous or as prolific as the native plants and some of our other cultivars, but it has its own beauty. It is not easy to photograph. That yellow is simply too intense, and tends to burn out before there is enough light on the purple petals. Open shade held it all together here.

Canon SX20IS at 560mm equivalent field of view and macro. F5.7 @ 1/20th @ ISO 100. Aperture preferred, ISO set at 100. (Which meant I was pretty much dependent on the Image Stabilization for a 1/20th second hold!)

In Lightroom, some Recovery for the Yellow, Fill Light for the purple, added Clarity and and very little Vibrance indeed (the yellow blocks up with much saturation adjustment). Blackpoint just slightly right. Sharpen narrow edges preset.

From The Yard: Kennebunk ME.

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3 Responses to “7/17/2010”


  1. 1 Wendy Hollands
    07/17/2010 at 7:16 am

    WOW that is so beautiful I love the vibrant colours!!

  2. 07/18/2010 at 5:28 pm

    This is great, love the vivid colors, and love how the background came out. Daylilies are such photogenic flowers!!


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