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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 18 July 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The daylily is often called "the perfect perennial," due to its dazzling colors, ability to tolerate drought, capability to thrive in many zones, and requiring very little care. Daylilies thrive in full sun, although certain daylilies require partial shade, depending on color. Lighter shades, such as yellow, pink, and pastels require the sun to bring out all of their color. Darker daylilies, such as some red and purple flowers, need shade because their darker colors absorb heat.

Today, daylilies come in an assortment of shades, whereas they formerly were only available in yellow and pink. Now the flowers can be found in many shades of yellow, pink, red, purple, and melon. The only shades daylilies are not available in are pure blue and pure white.

Daylilies have a relatively short blooming period, depending on the type of daylily. There are a variety of different daylilies; some of which will bloom in early spring, while other wait until the summer or even fall. Most daylilies bloom for one to five weeks, although there is a type of daylily known as a rebloomer, which will bloom twice in one season.

Photo captured July 7, 2013.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 110 105 mm

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Stunning image

18 Jul 2013 6:45am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Stunning sparkling shot Steve.

18 Jul 2013 8:14am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Beautiful, I feel I can reach in and almost feel the texture, you have such a way with
the photography of flowers !~

18 Jul 2013 8:39am

Marie-Line from Lille, France

Superb ++++++++++

18 Jul 2013 9:36am

tataray from france, France

Excellentes couleurs .... Merveilleux.)

18 Jul 2013 10:27am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

I have to agree - they are the perfect perennial. We planted some of these a few years ago, and they have done wonderfully and continue to spread throughout the flower bed. I love this shot - the colors and focus are fabulous. Well done!

18 Jul 2013 11:03am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful macro !!

18 Jul 2013 11:04am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful color!

18 Jul 2013 12:47pm

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

Fantastic. !!

18 Jul 2013 1:18pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

18 Jul 2013 1:19pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Steven -I REALLY like this composition - the flower is gorgeous and, as always with your images,. so clear and sharp and wonderfully composed...I am encouraged to take another look at some shots I made of Day Lillies while at our daughter's house in Vermont last weekend :-) Gorgeous shot sir!

18 Jul 2013 4:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful intense colors and a fine focus.

18 Jul 2013 5:23pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love the way you composed this to show the lines of the inside against the soft petals.

18 Jul 2013 6:09pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautifully captured and rich in colors!

18 Jul 2013 6:57pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, I think you out did me today, your macro is fantastic, really sharp were it needs to be, well done

18 Jul 2013 7:28pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The image is splendid, both in color and in framing. The level of detail is fantastic with so finely textured anthers.

18 Jul 2013 8:12pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is absolutely beautiful Steven! The color of this lily is exceptionally beautiful. Gorgeous detail!

18 Jul 2013 9:11pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Excellent closeup ... the details of the opening anthers with the pollen and the colors are absolutely wonderful !!!

18 Jul 2013 10:30pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

I love all the info you provided Steven, very interesting and your photo is perfect in color and detail!

18 Jul 2013 10:56pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


18 Jul 2013 11:11pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wonderful macro shot!

18 Jul 2013 11:25pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Wonderful shot. They have such great colours.

19 Jul 2013 2:55am

Abena from Illinois, United States

Cracking shot Steven! It's pretty, delicate and bright which I like!

19 Jul 2013 3:28am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Bright and lovely.

19 Jul 2013 3:39am

L'angevine from Angers, France

de belles couleurs

19 Jul 2013 1:15pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Lovely color and detail.

25 Jul 2013 2:03am