Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nature's Beauty

The above Daylily (Hemerocallis) was photographed in Youngsville, Louisiana at the home of my sister-in-laws (Denise). Denise has been successfully cultivating and hybridizing Daylily for many years. Daylilies are a perennial plant. The name Hemerocallis is derived from the Greek words “day” and “beautiful”. A Daylily bloom will typically last for only one day. However, a new Daylily bloom will continue to open on cut stems for several days. Depending on the species of Daylily they can grow in USDA plant zones 1 through 11.
See the following Wikipedia link to learn more about the Daylily.
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Metadata: Nikon D3 with a Nikon AF-S VR NIKKOR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G lens, Exposer: 1/30s at f/5.6, IOS: 280, Focal Length: 120mm, Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority, Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV, Metering Mode: Pattern, Filter: Ultra Violet, Subject Distance: 0.79 Meters, Lighting: Natural Daylight, Date: 08/07/2009 at 9:03 pm, Post Processing: ACDSee Photo Editor 2008
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