+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2
FirstFirst 1 2
Results 16 to 27 of 27

Thread: Lets Party - Happy Birthday Ann

  1. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Zone 9a - Gulf Coast
    Posts
    9,934
    Okay!

    Sweet Abby will have to tell us what she thinks on this one...

    Here are the buds of 'Russian Halo"!
    Attached Images  
    Ann B.
    Zone 9a
    Gulf Coast


  2. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Zone 9a - Gulf Coast
    Posts
    9,934
    Abby,

    I've collected a LOT more smilies in a folder. When I have time to figure out again how to upload them, I'll do so.

    In the meantime, :giggling:
    Ann B.
    Zone 9a
    Gulf Coast


  3. #18
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Central Coast Australia
    Posts
    1,363
    What can I say but I just love buds

  4. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    SE Michigan (zone 5-6)
    Posts
    809
    The bud looks very nice. Has it opened up?

    And the picture is so sharp and clear. Did you get a new camera, Ann? Some of the old photos seem a little blur which I don't know is because of out-of-focus or motion blur; but this one is very sharp!
    Dave

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Zone 9a - Gulf Coast
    Posts
    9,934
    Thanks, Dave!

    It was motion blur. My older camera did not have a feature which adjusted for breezes and on the Gulf Coast, we have a lot of those. This has been a major frustration when taking macro pictures. In fact, it is rare to have NO breeze.

    Yes, it is a new camera. It is pocket sized, and the bud picture was taken without a flash (inside, no breeze). The one one thing that I wanted with the new pocket camera was low-lux, something that my old video camera had that the digital cameras didn't.

    The buds aren't opened yet, but surprisingly, they are gettng darker and darker red. I hope to take another picture SOON!

    First blooms of the year are always so very exciting to watch!
    Ann B.
    Zone 9a
    Gulf Coast


  6. #21
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Zone 9a - Gulf Coast
    Posts
    9,934
    Well... This is as good as I can do for now. Robotics consumed my time until there was almost no daylight through the windows, so I was dependent on the flash.

    Although it may not show in the photo, my precious gift from across the world is definitely Russian Halo.

    The pollen is nice and fluffy, and I'll be saving it as well as selfing since this is the only bloom in site anywhere around here.

    OH! What a wonderful b'day from all of you!

    Russian Halo (under flash)...
    Attached Images  
    Ann B.
    Zone 9a
    Gulf Coast


  7. #22
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Central Coast Australia
    Posts
    1,363
    My Russian Halo too was cuppy when it first opened, and I was concerned I would not get the fine white line edge but as it matured it became more evident as the bloom actually rolled out.

  8. #23
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Zone 9a - Gulf Coast
    Posts
    9,934
    Yep!

    That is what I am seeing!

    Thanks, ABBY!
    Ann B.
    Zone 9a
    Gulf Coast


  9. #24
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Zone 9a - Gulf Coast
    Posts
    9,934
    Oh, MY! This is one, quite intriguing display!

    Again, this this taken with a flash, very early in the am...
    Attached Images  
    Ann B.
    Zone 9a
    Gulf Coast


  10. #25
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Zone 9a - Gulf Coast
    Posts
    9,934
    Such a BEAUTY!

    I'll explain more about the plant markers later...
    Attached Images  
    Ann B.
    Zone 9a
    Gulf Coast


  11. #26
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    SE Michigan (zone 5-6)
    Posts
    809
    Very very nice color, and I like the fine veins.
    Dave

  12. #27
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Zone 9a - Gulf Coast
    Posts
    9,934
    Dave,

    It is nicer than the pictures depict. Hopefully, the blooms will hold up well enough for me to take pictures in more natural light. I leave for school long before daylight and when I get home, there is so much to do right now that I am having to neglect my hippies and photos.

    The coloration is spectacular. The shape of the bloom is intriguing. Abby is right on about the cupping of the petals being temporary.

    Right now, I do not see much of the Halo effect, but for several reasons, I have chosen to keep this one inside where it is getting less than the optimal amount of light.

    I am in overload at school for at least 4 more weeks, triple time overload, so I have this treasure in a place where I can keep a good eye on it.

    Hopefully, I can take more pictures tomorrow.
    Ann B.
    Zone 9a
    Gulf Coast


+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2
FirstFirst 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts