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Challenge: Specifically Calla Liles, all you can find!

Maggie Terlecki

Active member
Might be a history to that. Could be that someone planted one and this is 10 years later!

Asher
I looked it up and yes, they do grow wild.. in marshy areas! Also, they are not true lilies but arums and are related to skunk cabbage. Some of them have odor, but thankfully not of the skunk cabbage. You know, you learn something new every day! :-D
 
Wow, growing in the wild? I thought they were all cultivars.. I'm amazed.. incredible!

Maggie
Maggie,

Thank you for admiring. The Himalayas is endlessly amazing. Asher may be right, as these were not far from the Khecheopalri Lake in Sikkim which is frequented by tourists. The lilies might have actually propagated out from somebody's garden.

Reginald
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
The first of the Calla Lilies to return in 2019 have been gone and these are the second flair of flowers.




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Asher Kelman: Return of the Calla Lillies​


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charlotte thompson

Active member
In memorium for ravaged Cala Lilly Plants!

My gardener trampled all over out Cala Lilly bed and removed most as weeds! So I have protected some stragglers and discovered more on my tour of UCLA.







Asher Kelman: Lilly by the wall!

Leica M. Summilux 50mm 1.4 sony A7R


and then my more sombre final processed version:





Asher Kelman: Lilly by the wall!

Leica M. Summilux 50mm 1.4 sony A7R


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charlotte thompson

Active member
Asher

Really Really love the second one with the dark background . It is hauntingly beautiful. Both are. I love most the second graceful elegance ! very poetic!

Charlotte
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Thanks, Charlotte,

Yes these are so spiritual and to me are the symbol of young girls waiting innocently waiting!

Folk who do you a favor and “clean up” can be so ignorant and heartless. My late father took his energy to my mothers sun flowers, boasting, “Don’t say I don’t do anything. Look at the pile of giant weeds I removed!” ?

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
This evening, after violent winds, I went about photographing brave flowers that survived!


Thanks to my iPhone 6+ ?



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charlotte thompson

Active member
Gorgeous!! I do understand what said about the flowers I feel the same. I have a huge group of small white flowers in the back yard that come back every spring. The are small clover blooms I love them until finally they stop their bloom. Wild flowers have always been my favorite. When I lived in the country with my Arabians there was a field near with so many wild flowers blooming all Spring and Summer needles to say I had a country house full of them.

Charlotte
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Wow, Wolfgang,

This is superb! I and really impressed! When did you make this?

Asher

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Formidable comme “L’origine du Monde”;


Salut!


Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Now, I have processed the picture above in PS and did a very slight adjustment in Topaz studio:

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Asher Kelman: Morning Rain drips on a salvaged Cala #2
iPhone X5 Max Photoshop CC 2019
Topaz Impression


Here one can see the leverage one has in using post processing with a color calibrated workflow.


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