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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lcarreau

lcarreau - May 6, 2008 12:36 am - Voted 10/10

Outstanding flower ..

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!!!

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - May 6, 2008 1:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Outstanding flower ..

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

dmiki

dmiki - May 6, 2008 3:28 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Outstanding flower ..

I have attached your picture to the Unidentified flora and fauna album. Hopefully you will get help there.

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - May 6, 2008 10:49 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Outstanding flower ..

Thanks. I also will keep looking into books and the web to hopefully be able to identify it. Cheers.

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - May 6, 2008 2:26 am - Voted 10/10

Really nice!

Hi Guido,
Nice flower, well done!
Hope to see some in August.
Cheers!
Sebastian

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - May 6, 2008 10:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Really nice!

Thanks. Yes, here in Southern California the flower season is earlier but unfortunately does not last very long. Cheers, Guido

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - May 6, 2008 3:45 am - Voted 10/10

Wonderful!

fantastic shape and colours, great

Tomek

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - May 6, 2008 10:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderful!

Thanks for your nice comment and vote. Cheers, Guido

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - May 6, 2008 10:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow

Thanks. Actually, I've seen it a few times here in our local mountains in previous years but this time I had a camera...

Azra

Azra - May 11, 2008 8:50 am - Voted 10/10

Great!

Wonderful shot!
Beautiful flower!
Congratulations!
:-)

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - May 11, 2008 9:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!

Thanks for the nice words. Cheers.

nartreb

nartreb - May 11, 2008 11:09 am - Hasn't voted

it's an iris

Same species as this one, though I have no idea which species that is. You might find it somewhere in here.

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - May 11, 2008 12:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: it's an iris

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.

dmiki

dmiki - May 13, 2008 2:16 am - Voted 10/10

Re: it's an iris

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.

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - May 13, 2008 10:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: it's an iris

I'll do. Thanks.

tanya

tanya - May 13, 2008 7:22 am - Voted 10/10

Beautiful!

:)

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - May 13, 2008 10:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful!

Thanks. :-)

tiziana

tiziana - May 14, 2008 8:00 am - Voted 10/10

great

shot!
Tiziana

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - May 14, 2008 10:41 am - Hasn't voted

Re: great

Thanks

SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - Jun 6, 2008 3:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful Flower!

Thanks.

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