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Arum Lily

By Kim Walton    
Common Name: Arum lily
Genus: Zantedeschia
Species: aethiopica
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Moist, Boggy
Height: 90cm
Spread: 60cm
Time to divide plants: March to May
Arum lilies make striking architectural plants with large, glossy foliage which, in late spring and early summer, is joined by large, white, hood-shaped flowers. These are popular for cutting. The plants look best grown beside water, in shallow pond margins or a bog garden, where they associate well with other water plants. They can also be grown in damp borders with other moisture lovers. In cold regions or when early flowers are wanted for cutting, grow in large pots of rich compost in an unheated or frost-free greenhouse.


This a second attempt with this flower.

Thanks for those that pointed out that the last was (slightly)unsharp and the whites blown out.This is what this site is all about.

Tags: General Lily Flowers and plants Arum

Voters: answersonapostcard, ShaunL, Glynn and 33 more

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ShaunL 16 1
22 Jun 2006 10:24AM
I like it. Good clear shot, the only concern for me is that I am drawn to the green foilage in the corner which is also in focus and grabs your attention after the stigma pulling your view from the flower which should be for me the main focal point of the shot! It may have been worth darkening of bluring it in Photoshop etc..Just my view. Otherwise a cracking shot. Well done. Shaun L
akh Plus
17 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 10:43AM
This certainly works better than the original version with more detail in the petals.
Mike Gray 17 382 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 10:46AM
Works for me, you can even see the faint lines in the flower, Well done.

Must be viewed large to get the best.

jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
22 Jun 2006 11:08AM
Lovely with the details in the flower

UserRemoved 15 118
22 Jun 2006 12:32PM
great detail Kim

georg 16 4 South Africa
22 Jun 2006 12:55PM
lovely flower Kim. Here in the Western Cape of South Africa these flowers grow wild and there are literaly millions of them around in the fields. A beautiful sight when they bloom.
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 1:37PM
yesterdays looked fine to me kim, i know white is a difficult colours,maybe i was consentrating on the ferns to much.

PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
22 Jun 2006 2:00PM
You also see them called Calla lillies. Arum is the name for the entire family. Anyway, it's a first class image. Almost like a lilly version of the famous 'Max' photo.
Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 2:26PM
Beautiful Kim, lovely clarity and detail to the Calla Lilly stamen and petals, good colour and composition, I like the contrast afforded by the ferns.
Kim Walton 18 145 30 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 2:49PM
Thanks for the comments all.
I deliberatly left the ferns in .After blurring them ,i found the lily was a bit "in your face" so reverted back.
Bridie 15 6
22 Jun 2006 3:10PM
Lovely detail,well done
Dotrob 15 Wales
22 Jun 2006 3:28PM
Beautiful clear shot,lovely detail.
POOCHIE 15 21 6 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 3:41PM
Thats betterer!

JouŠo 17 56 Finland
22 Jun 2006 3:50PM
Fantastic flower shot, Kim...

jimbob1 15
22 Jun 2006 3:51PM
Very Very good picture

I am very sorry about asking for clicks,i wasn't concentrating and just put what I put,am sorry

22 Jun 2006 3:58PM
Well done Kim better than the last one.

chase Plus
16 2.2k 582 England
22 Jun 2006 5:16PM
This is so much better..looked in the mods at your first one...the whites are very good,nice exposure & a difficult one to get right.Good colour & detail,well done Kim.
Blenkinsopp 15 320 4 England
22 Jun 2006 5:30PM
perfect exposure and detail
Jasbe 16 116 England
22 Jun 2006 5:41PM
Great close up Kim, lovely colour and detail.
Ian_Sweet 16 92 1 England
22 Jun 2006 6:44PM
Hi Kim, what a brilliant shot mate, the detail is great, well done.


paulrankin 15 4 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 7:24PM
kim, great detail like the soft light

Briwooly 15 454 6 England
22 Jun 2006 8:43PM
Good one Kim great detail and colour
thorn 17 124 2 Scotland
22 Jun 2006 9:14PM
Hi Kim,I like this one a lot better,can see the veining,texture,natural detail and beauty.lovely lighting and exposure.Take care.AnnSmile
22 Jun 2006 10:14PM
Fab detail with a great background.

bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
23 Jun 2006 6:57AM
excellent captutred and an eyecatching presentation!

vparmar 16 7 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2006 1:50PM
brilliant details and colour

GeorgeRusky 15 1 4
24 Jun 2006 8:23AM
Beautiful picture, colors are nice, compo is perfect.
15 Jul 2006 8:21PM
Lovely shot and good detail.
setsuna 15
26 Jul 2006 6:59PM
pure great!

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