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The Chocolate Lily


The Chocolate Lily
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Copyright: Tim Epp (BillyGoat) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 28 N: 899] (4827)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-05
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-19 20:45
Viewed: 3186
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chocolate lily
(Fritillaria affinis) is a tall herbaceous perennial
growing from white bulblets consisting of a few
fleshy scales and many rice-grain-like offsets; its
bulbs are usually smaller than Fritillaria
camchatcensis. The stems are 20-50 cm tall, sturdy
and unbranched, bearing 1-3 whorls of 5-11 lance-
shaped leaves. Chocolate lily has bowl-shaped,
distinctly nodding flowers with six tepals which are
brown-mottled with green or yellow. The capsules
are broadly winged.

This particular specimen was taken in Manning Park along the Skyline Trail.

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Hi Tim
I find the Fritillaria so unique looking. The colours here are excellent. Lime green and brownish burgundy these are colours you don't see very often in nature. Well done and thanks for a bit of greenery today.
Janice

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-19 22:22]

Hi Tim,
What a beautiful and as Janice said, uniquely colored flower. your composition and details are excellent.
Rick

Hi Tim,
An excellent shot on the Chocolate Lily. You can see why hey get thir name. Great colors and detail in this shot. Looks great!
scott

Hi Tim,
Nice image! Good colours, composition and textures. It seems that the light was a little harsh when you took the image but you managed to avoid any strong shadows. Good job. TFS.

Carl

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