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#1 Jul 5, 2014
One thing about the World Wide Web-is it's a great way to collect "species" lily's-- this one-
https://flic.kr/p/oeZ2jD
Indigenous to Japan and named after Max Leichtlin, a botanist and plant collector from Baden-Baden. The stem, 2-4 feet high, bears up to 12 pure lemon-yellow, red-purple speckled flowers. They are of the nodding, Martagon type with recurved segments, and bloom during July/August; hardly ever develops seed capsules.
This radiant yellow lily is now very rare, and hardly ever found in cultivation. It is even difficult to find it within its native Japan, where it used to grow at heights of about 4,000 feet on the Yatsugatake mountain in mid-Honshu, mostly among the grass of damp, sloping meadows rich in humus. The orange-flowcred variety, by way of contrast, is
found almost throughout Japan. L. leichtlinii could, in fact, be a mutation from the original stock L. leichilinii var. maximowiczii.
L. leichtlinii var. maximowiczii, Baker 1871. Distributed over the same area as L. leichtlinii; also reported from Korea and Manchuria, where it flourishes among the tall grasses of damp meadows.
Species lily's are a great hobby etc.etc.
I'm trying to get a humming bird photo, but its tough--their smart enough to know I'm staring at them!!!-Let me know if you want the photograph DSLR recipe for the leichilinii photo-

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#2 Jul 6, 2014
Asiatic lily 'Red Velvet' is a classic Asiatic hybrid with many pendant flowers with recurved, deep velvety black-red petals and some dark red spotting.

https://flic.kr/p/oeiEbf

Here is a Nyjer plant the birds planted in my yard--the finches just love nyjer seed!!

https://flic.kr/p/nWYUxE

https://flic.kr/p/nWYT5Q

The two most beautiful lily's in the world in my opinion are the "Uchida" from japan--which a species lily-its really nice!!

http://www.botanus.com/products/Lilium-specio...

and the Chumash lily-- the bullwood lily--man is it nice--it only grows in the rocky spring arroyo's and gullys higher up in the coastal mountains--some grow in the oregon coastal gullys--but its rare--and with the drought its even rarer, if you get caught with one-its federal lockdown in the federal court house in san fran and a for sure 5-10 year sentence.--the lily can only grow in the environment anyways next to a waterfall with some water spray.

http://www.greenmangardendesign.ca/lilies-6.h...

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#3 Jul 7, 2014
If enter a rock gully spring wash fed arroyo in coastal san luis or Santa Barbera county's--your in for a big treat---about halfway down from the hilltop to sea level you'll find a botanical area like no other----at the bottom of a water fall--you'll see the most colorful snakes-birds and plant life you'll ever see!!! It's almost too much!--If their is a waterfalll spray--you'll see the coastal lilillum's -some are drab brown and hairy--and some are like the bullwood etc.--I might have to go on a photography safari now that I got a photography and web design skills.

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#4 Jul 7, 2014
Here is another kind of "species" lily a "henryi":

https://flic.kr/p/odfuoU
lilium henryi

Backyard photo-
There from central china-

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#5 Jul 10, 2014
In my opinion--this the 3rd world's most beautiful lily--the "dizzy" its a hybrid oriental lily--

https://flic.kr/p/nZMWEE

I did this one in standard RGB and ProPhoto--so maybe you can get a print off this one--etc.--I don't know what flicker does with the photo's people put on?

The 4th most beautiful lily in the world in my opinion is the Russian Siberian- lilium pumilum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilium_pumilum
Jeffry helms

Berkeley, CA

#6 Jul 10, 2014
Here is one with more color --but it weighs more-

https://flic.kr/p/ohiptH
Jeffry helms

Berkeley, CA

#8 Jul 10, 2014
Here is another pic of a Prato--so you can better understand the beauty of the Brunello-

https://flic.kr/p/ohmmFE
jeffry helms

Oakland, CA

#9 Jul 20, 2014
Here is a carpenter bee--knee deep in pollen on a mero star lily--

https://flic.kr/p/onheFj

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpenter_bee
Donny B

Falls Church, VA

#10 Jul 20, 2014
To see John Colby's curriculum shitae, do a Google search on "john e. colby" and visit his LinkedIn page. It's very illuminating.

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John's eviction details and more.

http://northbaymds.blogspot.com/2013/06/santa...

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John making demands (be sure to click on the embedded links).

http://northbaymds.blogspot.com/2013/08/smoki...

http://northbaymds.blogspot.com/2013/07/john-...

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John in "rant mode".

https://www.indybay.org/uploads/2012/07/22/re...

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search...

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See John's two posts in the comment section.

http://maggiemcneill.wordpress.com/2013/03/19...

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John Colby endangered several of his so-called "clients" (Steve Lazow and Andrea Morgan) by posting their personal information and pictures on the Internet during the period June through 2 August 2012. In both instances, John posted particularly detailed information about their physical infirmities, health issues, and included several pictures of them on the Internet. In the case of Ms Morgan, twenty-three days after John's post in Indybay, Ms Morgan was robbed.

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/06/11/...

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/08/02/...

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/08/26/...

So, how much did the publishing of Ms. Morgan's health issues, vulnerabilities, and pictures contribute to her becoming a victim of the robbery? How much did the publishing of Ms Morgan's pictures aid the robber in identifying this fragile human being as being a good target for a robbery? John's very quick to remind everyone that he has a PhD in Computer Science and yet even a freshman taking computer science classes knows the dangers of posting personal information on the Internet. As a PhD, John Colby's actions, in that regard, were careless and negligent to the extreme.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxTKPdmfF4X8S...

John's also careless about posting his own personal information and that of his sister, Pat. Pictures, home address, phone numbers, the list goes on and on. One one occasion, he even posted his credit card number.

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One of John's achievements.

https://www.facebook.com/login.php...

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Check out the June 12 edition of Robert Norse's FRSC show with John and Pat Colby providing comic and idiotic relief at:

http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb140612.mp3

Throughout the show:

--- Robert messes with the heads of John and Pat Colby.

--- Pat/Jabba is kissing Robert's arse throughout the interview (non-stop "I agree with you, Robert")

--- John the Loon comes across as ignorant (Ummmmm.... Ummmmm.... I don't know.) and is constantly being fed words from his puppet master, Pat/Jabba (I guess we know who wears the pants in that family and it isn't John).

Why would Robert bring the Colbys on the show to talk about a subject that they do not sound very competent in discussing? I can think of two reasons. First, after listening to the Colby toadies, it makes Robert sound all that much more intelligent by comparison. Secondly, it probably was a vanity thing. I'm sure Robert just loved the way John and Pat slobbered over and yielded to his points of view.

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#11 Aug 5, 2014
Here's a pic of a Muscadet I took in my backyard

https://flic.kr/p/oADDd5

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#12 Aug 15, 2014
I finally caught a hummingbird---with a ginger bloom----look at the crop with this lens---fantastic cheap lens--but a tripod one with the weight etc.--

a sigma 70mm-210mm apo 2.8---you can get one for about 50$-etc.
http://allphotolenses.com/lenses/item/c_2095....

they'll work on the low end canon eos cameras.,they might be just about gone etc.,-their just as good as the tamron ones for a crop factor--this my 3rd crop on the same image--!!! I went for the partial metering on the hummingbird--mistake--I gotta use center metering next time--still okay?

https://flic.kr/p/oKm4Zw

https://flic.kr/p/osTw1f

https://flic.kr/p/oKnUka

https://flic.kr/p/oHm74Y

Here is a pro-photo print one--I don't know what flicker does with downloads-you might find a adobe rgb print shop here?

https://flic.kr/p/osTRdd

Helms-enator

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#13 Aug 15, 2014
Excuse me the sigma lens is a auto focus one--70mm-210mm apo auto--worth the money-this is it--

http://www.pbase.com/cameras/sigma/70_210_28_...

Helms-enator

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#14 Aug 15, 2014
this is the type of hummingbird

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna%27s_Humming...

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#15 Aug 15, 2014
This is the "italian" lily--their big in Tuscony--

https://flic.kr/p/osUhyp

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#16 Aug 15, 2014
Casablanca

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#17 Aug 15, 2014
The partial metering might have worked for this one-?

https://flic.kr/p/osTgcZ
ANON

Danville, CA

#19 Aug 15, 2014
Ooooh Jeffie wrote:
But what about FAT Pat's fugly hatchet wound?
No longer on public display. Now Rob Norse's private property.

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#20 Aug 16, 2014
Ooooh Jeffie wrote:
But what about FAT Pat's fugly hatchet wound?
I just love lily's-their a great hobby--its a deep subject also!!-just about every area on this planet has a indigenous lily---europe has the martagon's--West coast united states has the bullwood etc.-etc. etc.

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#21 Aug 16, 2014
The filipines has a really nice one also--

http://flowersinphilippines.blogspot.com/2011...

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#22 Aug 16, 2014
I got her with a spot metering---with a ray of light!!! The hummingbird is one of the hardest things to photograph-you adjust light on your sensors and shutter speed etc.---together--I had to raise my ISO up more than I wanted--but I got a great spot metering! Look at her!! Buffed out broad!!

https://flic.kr/p/otJJzs

http://youtu.be/a4tD8dy9Reg

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