Gerry Snyder wrote:
> I think that the point (good or bad) is that any judge who
> can with certainty identify an iris from a single photo can
> usually be counted on to know whether it is award-worthy.
I would hope so!
> It is the less knowledgeable judges who are most likely to
> be swayed by an identified picture.
What? Judges swayed by photographs?
Pg A-10 of "THE" manual:
"Never should his votes be based on shows, slides, publicity or
popularity of a hybridizer..."
I am probably getting on the wrong side of everybody with all this, and
I am not trying to shoot at Gerry, but it seems that if a judge is a
judge, they ought to act like one and if they don't, then they shouldn't
be one. If the system doesn't work, then fix it, don't patch around it.
Reality is: if a judge is going to be influenced by a picture, there are
plenty of catalogs to go to without worrying whether the iris in the
calender are annotated or not.
> > I also like Ian's suggestion of having a N. American species'
> > calendar.
> Me too.
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