Focus on Daylilies

I went camping this weekend.  It’s my semester break from my doctoral program.  However, I am teaching a class and implementing my project.  So, it was a quick get away.  I came home to find that I had missed Chief Four Fingers and Early Bird Cardinal’s first blooms.  However, Happy Returns had two blossoms to greet me.

As always, I ran out with my Canon Powershot and my Kindle to get a shot.  After that, I went in to download my vacation pictures.  On the same card are my first camera versions of the photos that I have shared here.  I thought  would do a couple of comparisons.

Below is my first bloom, Electric Lizard. The first one is by Kindle, the second with the Powershot.

 

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Electric Lizard Daylily taken with Amazon Kindle

 

 

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Electric Lizard taken with Canon Powershot

 

Below is Dream Keeper, first by Kindle and then by Powershot:

 

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Dream Keeper taken with Amazon Kindle

 

 

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Dream Keeper taken with Canon Powershot

 

I paint my Christmas gifts from the photos, so detail and color are important.  Still, I am on a student budget until I return to work.  So these are my options.  The Kindle does a decent job for something that I can post immediately.  However, the Canon sure has crisper detail.

I welcome any thoughts experiences readers have had with photographing these beauties.  I am hopeful for another bloom or two very soon.

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2 thoughts on “Focus on Daylilies

  1. John Hric says:

    some colors are more difficult to capture. One trick that I have heard recommended ( and yet to try ) is to put a white card next to the flower and then take the picture. supposedly it helps auto-balance the colors. it is supposed to help capture the accurate shades of red and purple.
    Nice images!

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    • coloradokiddaylilies says:

      That is an interesting suggestion, John. I will have to try that and see if the colors are different that way. PS, I am colorblind so I could miss a subtle difference. Mostly, I don’t see all hues of red. It is interesting for a daylily hobbiest. I suppose as long as I don’t have to find numbers hidden in the daylilies I will be fine. Thanks, again, for the suggestion!

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