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Blackberry or Leopard Lily

Posted by Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 25 January 2009 in Plant & Nature.

This is not a true lily; it belongs to the iris family (belamcanda chinensis). These are seed pods from my garden that have dried and opened up. I added a texture by adrisbow from flickr.

Last summer I posted a series of 4 images of this flower in bloom. You may see them starting here.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/1 second F/16.0 ISO 200 60 mm

winter | lily | textures | seeds | pods | blackberry-lily | leopard-lily | seed-pods


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jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

this is fabulous Anita

25 Jan 2009 6:27am

Carsten from Copenhagen, Denmark


25 Jan 2009 9:01am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Looks like one of those 18th-century engravings. Nice work.

25 Jan 2009 12:22pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

The contrast between the bloom and this shot is wonderful! Well done, Anita!

25 Jan 2009 12:30pm

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

It's nice to see what we have to look forward to. Excellent processing decision.

25 Jan 2009 1:54pm

Russ Devan from New Hanover, United States

This is gorgeous, Anita. Before I read about the texture I thought that you had shot this while it was snowing. Very well done.

25 Jan 2009 2:06pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

This is so sweet . . like it is printed on a little tile . . I want to collect the set !

25 Jan 2009 2:39pm

kamyar from tehran, Iran

very nice picture anita amazing!
tnx yuor for comenting

26 Jan 2009 4:17am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Wonderfully captured, Anita

26 Jan 2009 11:40am

Sue from United States

Excellent use of texture!

26 Jan 2009 7:16pm

Teri from Oxford PA, United States

great - love it very evocative

28 Jan 2009 11:44pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

When I visit your blog I always have to catch up... so I backed into this one .... a perfect photo!

3 Feb 2009 1:04pm

@Earnest: Thank you, Earnest. I know what you mean about backing up through someone's blog. I often do the same. I'm glad you still visit mine.

MAGDA from Canada

creative.... great textures

20 Feb 2009 4:22am