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Re: reverse stripes [was Bengal Tiger]

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] reverse stripes [was Bengal Tiger]
  • From: John I Jones <jijones@usjoneses.com>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2004 22:19:23 -0700

On Jul 25, 2004, at 4:02 PM, David Ferguson wrote:

> Then there are those with stripes that are light on a dark 
> background.  I believe these are all technically luminatas, but many 
> have the pattern reaching right up to the beard so often do not get 
> called luminatas.  On these the dark color is often broken up somewhat 
> so the effect isn't always as bold as on those with the solid dark 
> stripes following the veins, but some of them are very bold and 
> striking.  These have a totally different look to them, and while I 
> call them all luminatas in my notes, they are definitely striped as 
> well.


I am not sure what you mean by "technically a luminata." Luminata is a 
visual pattern. If an iris doesn't fit the visual criteria, I would 
think it could not be a luminata.  If it doesn't quack it's not a 
duck... <G>

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