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Lovely Girl

By pamelajean
Firstly, I'd like to thank metro074 (thanks, Carol) for her User Award on my Golden Chalice Vine, and to everyone who voted and commented, it is really appreciated that this series is finding favour.

I found this beautiful lily at Staunton Country Park in Havant, Hampshire, and have yet to find out its name. I think it's probably an Oriental hybrid, but it was its large size that attracted me most, and the hoverflies that were attracted to it, as well as its yellow stripes and red speckles.
I will keep searching and see if I can find a name for it.
Of course, if anyone knows it, I'd be grateful for an ID.

PS: I've found it! It's an Oriental hybrid lily called "Lovely Girl", renowned for its very large, exotic, intensely scented, upward-facing blooms.

Tags: Bulb Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Lilium Wildlife and nature Herbaceous

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crookymonsta Plus
10 838 10 England
21 May 2012 6:37PM
That must be huge, the hover flies certain help to scale it. Beautiful.

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21 May 2012 6:39PM
-Beautifully captured - a large lily flower but I am unable to help with id. A
21 May 2012 6:40PM
Beautiful image with lovely colour and excellent detail.

Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
21 May 2012 6:42PM
Whatever type Pamela, this is a beautifully captured Lily
the visitors and colour exceptional
and some of the 'famous' English rain enhancing it too
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
21 May 2012 7:19PM
The different angles, arrowheads, of petals, leaves and bud, fit so neatly into the rectangular frame. And then that inky green shadow and hint of golden light. This is special.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
21 May 2012 7:48PM
This is so beautiful and beautifully captured too. - gary
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
21 May 2012 7:52PM
I have never seen one this colour before, Pamela: beautifully captured in exquisite detail and set against that darkish b/g it positively glows.
Very fine floral photography and presentation.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
21 May 2012 7:56PM
Perfectly lit, lots of detail, and a beautiful presentation, Pamela.

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
21 May 2012 8:17PM
Love the way every part seems to be going in a different direction - excellent capture and presentation Pamela SmileSmile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
21 May 2012 8:28PM
Beautiful !!!!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
21 May 2012 8:42PM
Lovely girl is just that, and this is processed 'lovely' as well!
Glyn1 9 4 1 England
21 May 2012 8:50PM
Beautifully captured.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
21 May 2012 8:55PM
Beautiful image Pamela.

lil48 8
21 May 2012 9:14PM
great capture. lovely detail. Lil
21 May 2012 9:42PM
Fabulous capture beautifully presented.
senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
21 May 2012 10:21PM
.. and "lovely" work
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
21 May 2012 10:22PM
Very nicely isolated.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
21 May 2012 11:28PM
I do like a lovely girl with upward facing blooms Pamela !!
An excellent shot.
Beautifully lit presented and wonderfully sharp.. Almost jumps out at you.. Top class
Beautiful and sharp.
Well presented, super lighting with great detail everything you want to see in a flower shot, 10+++

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
22 May 2012 11:14AM
'Lovely Girl' - great name - reminds me of some Father Ted episode (think it was to do with a beauty contest)
Anyway an absolutely stunning lily very well captured.
She's a winner.
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
22 May 2012 11:33AM
well captured.lesley
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
22 May 2012 3:11PM
Very beautiful, Pamela, and so beautifully captured and presented, too Smile
Trev Smile
22 May 2012 6:56PM
WOW! a stunning image Pam, love it.

John Smile
snappersue 9 11 United Kingdom
22 May 2012 8:04PM
Beautiful. Love the backgrounds...Sue
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
22 May 2012 9:33PM
Fantastic image, lovely colours and excellent detail, beautifully captured.

bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
22 May 2012 9:44PM
Rather beautiful Pamela - well exposed flower with superb detail and a couple of Hovers as a bonus.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
22 May 2012 10:26PM
what a fitting name for this lily.
Perfect detail , enhanced by the droplets and lovely processing.
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2012 10:54PM
Stunning image Pamela
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
23 May 2012 5:29AM
A very beautiful lily and great presentation also

bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
23 May 2012 9:40PM
spot on, and love the little fly thingie
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
24 May 2012 7:25PM
Beautiful image,with great detailGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
24 May 2012 10:05PM
What a stunning flower Pamela, such wonderful detail, clarity, pristine white and presentation. You are giving Ronnie G a good run for his money when it comes to photographing flowers, this is right up there with his best work.
xwang 9 56 8
25 May 2012 10:22AM
Superb colour and detail, lovely little fly made it more interesting.. I can't tell the name of the flower but I like the sound of the name, if you spoke Chinese and called the name of the flower I might answerGrin..because Jasmine in Chinese is "Li" as well..Grin
Keep up your superb flower show, and take care, Pamela
25 May 2012 12:02PM
Just WOW Pamela, this is absolutely stunning. Beautifully presented as well Smile

evelen 13 5 England
25 May 2012 6:26PM
just back from holiday ,have a lot of catching up ,wonderful selection of flower shots pamela.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
27 May 2012 10:51PM
beautifully captured and presented Pam
28 May 2012 12:09AM
What a beautiful image.perfect name for this flower,..Lin
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
20 Jun 2012 8:23AM
What an emmense rose Pamela. The hoverflies are so tiny. Looks wonderful.A fine photo & great presentation xx
Tibetan 6 3 England
5 Jul 2012 2:38PM
Beautiful love the detail and the two hover flies added interest there, nice one, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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