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Fairy Iris (<i>Dietes grandiflora</i>)
Seen in the Santa Monica Mountains in Southern California. Native to South Africa it's probably a garden escapee. Many thanks to SP member Nartreb for identification. April 2008.

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lcarreauOutstanding flower ..

lcarreau

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It's so beautiful; and too bad my
monitor doesn't have smell-a-vision!
What kind of camera are you using? I
need to invest in a better camera with
the 10x zoom, so my flower shots don't
turn out blurry. Thank you, Guido!!!
Posted May 6, 2008 12:36 am

SoCalHikerRe: Outstanding flower ..

SoCalHiker

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Thanks. Unfortunately, I cannot identify the flower yet.
For these kind of shots I use an older Sony DSC digital camera. It's older but it has a very good Carl Zeiss lens and a nice macro function for close-ups. Cheers, Guido
Posted May 6, 2008 1:05 am

dmikiRe: Outstanding flower ..

dmiki

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I have attached your picture to the Unidentified flora and fauna album. Hopefully you will get help there.
Posted May 6, 2008 3:28 am

SoCalHikerRe: Outstanding flower ..

SoCalHiker

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Thanks. I also will keep looking into books and the web to hopefully be able to identify it. Cheers.
Posted May 6, 2008 10:49 am

Sebastian HammReally nice!

Sebastian Hamm

Voted 10/10

Hi Guido,
Nice flower, well done!
Hope to see some in August.
Cheers!
Sebastian
Posted May 6, 2008 2:26 am

SoCalHikerRe: Really nice!

SoCalHiker

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Thanks. Yes, here in Southern California the flower season is earlier but unfortunately does not last very long. Cheers, Guido
Posted May 6, 2008 10:51 am

Tomek LodowyWonderful!

Tomek Lodowy

Voted 10/10

fantastic shape and colours, great

Tomek
Posted May 6, 2008 3:45 am

SoCalHikerRe: Wonderful!

SoCalHiker

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Thanks for your nice comment and vote. Cheers, Guido
Posted May 6, 2008 10:51 am

OlympicMtnBoyWow

OlympicMtnBoy

Voted 10/10

I've never seen a flower like this before! Excellent shot!
Posted May 6, 2008 6:48 am

SoCalHikerRe: Wow

SoCalHiker

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Thanks. Actually, I've seen it a few times here in our local mountains in previous years but this time I had a camera...
Posted May 6, 2008 10:53 am

AzraGreat!

Azra

Voted 10/10

Wonderful shot!
Beautiful flower!
Congratulations!
:-)
Posted May 11, 2008 8:50 am

SoCalHikerRe: Great!

SoCalHiker

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Thanks for the nice words. Cheers.
Posted May 11, 2008 9:58 am

nartrebit's an iris

nartreb

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Same species as this one, though I have no idea which species that is. You might find it somewhere in here.
Posted May 11, 2008 11:09 am

SoCalHikerRe: it's an iris

SoCalHiker

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Thanks. I will look into that database. I think it is a Dutch Iris, but I will look further to get the exact species. Cheers.
Posted May 11, 2008 12:29 pm

dmikiRe: it's an iris

dmiki

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Nartreb, thank you for the identification! SoCalHiker, if your are satisfied with the information received, please detach your picture from the Unidentified flora and fauna album within the next week so that the album remain 'fresh'. Thanks.
Posted May 13, 2008 2:16 am

SoCalHikerRe: it's an iris

SoCalHiker

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I'll do. Thanks.
Posted May 13, 2008 10:52 am

tanyaBeautiful!

tanya

Voted 10/10

:)
Posted May 13, 2008 7:22 am

SoCalHikerRe: Beautiful!

SoCalHiker

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Thanks. :-)
Posted May 13, 2008 10:52 am

tizianagreat

tiziana

Voted 10/10

shot!
Tiziana
Posted May 14, 2008 8:00 am

SoCalHikerRe: great

SoCalHiker

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Thanks
Posted May 14, 2008 10:41 am

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SoCalHikerSubmitted by SoCalHiker
on May 5, 2008 1:18 am

Image ID: 401228
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Object Title: Fairy Iris (Dietes grandiflora)

Image Type(s): Flora