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Re: PHOTO] Re: Rainbow Aril/AB #9 - Wm. Mohr

  • Subject: Re: PHOTO] [iris-photos] Re: Rainbow Aril/AB #9 - Wm. Mohr
  • From: "Neil A Mogensen" neilm@charter.net
  • Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 10:09:52 -0500

What doesn't come across in Mickey's photo of William Mohr--due to the limitations of focus range, depth of field and resolution of an Instamatic, and not to any shortcoming of Mickey's--is the very precise and clean netting and veining of the flower--very strongly resembling that of the oncocyclus parent, *Iris gatesii.*  The blurring of the fine detail does show how strongly the Eupogon side of this hybrid's ancestry *also* comes through.  I didn't realize--or remember--how much yellow there was in William Mohr's beard.  I am glad Mickey  found the photo giving us a chance to see it.
Neil Mogensen  z 7  western NC

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