14 February 2008

Stargazer Lily

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One of the most stunning and perhaps most celebrated lily varieties is the stargazer Lily. Known for its striking blooms and heavenly scent, the stargazer is a fantastic choice for a number of occasions. Delicate, bold, and fragrant all at once, stargazers can say Congratulations, I'm Sorry, and everything in between.
In ancient mythology and in folklore from around the world, the lily has appeared as a deeply spiritual and philosophical metaphor. Developed in the latter part of the 20th century, the stargazer lily is a recent addition to the lily family, but this unique and rather exotic hybrid has rapidly risen in popularity to become one of the most adored and sought-after of all lily varieties.
The lily family has traditionally represented innocence and purity. These motifs appeared as far back as ancient Greek and Roman civilizations and reappeared in biblical traditions. Stargazer lilies have come to be associated with these meanings, but they've taken on additional meanings as well. White stargazer lilies, in particular, have come to characterize a sense of purity and are often used as an expression of sympathy. The pink varieties are also considered symbolic of wealth and prosperity, as well being as a sign of aspiration.
Of the many different lilies that are available today, the stargazer lily is one of the true stand-outs. Its spectacular blooms, which can range in color from pure white to the more familiar shades of deep pink, can make a definite impression. Its dazzling appearance and seductive scent has resulted in a flower that can really make an entrance. Stargazers are floral celebrities – bold, beautiful and dramatic – and they're sure to make that statement for you, whatever the occasion may be.

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Settings (1st photo)


  • Camera Olymus E500
  • Aperture - f/3.5
  • Shutter speed - 1/13sec
  • ISO-320
  • Focal Length - 50mm
  • Exposure compensation +0.3 step

Settings (2nd photo)


  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter speed - 1/13sec
  • ISO-320
  • Focal Length - 50mm
  • Exposure compensation +0.3 step

3 comments:

AB said...

I love, love, love stargazers. I have such fond memories of them growing in my mother's garden. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face!

Beautiful work.

Carole said...

Thanks Anna, I'm glad I brought a smile to your face. You've been down by the looks of things this weeks. Chin up girl. See you tomorrow night at the camera club.

Carole

dailyphotographer said...

great close up shot, especially loved the second pic. happy valentine's day!