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Re: Moonraker

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Moonraker
  • From: "Patrick Orr" <PatrickJOrr@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 00:06:02 -0700

Hi Colleen,
Yes, unfortunately everything seems to be a more intense color elsewhere than the Southwest. A couple years ago I was told by an Oregon hybridizer that he was shocked by how much the color on his introductions were "bleached out" here in our area.  Also last year, a visiting hybridizer was dismayed by how yukky a color one of his introductions were out here as opposed to his california location.  It had a sort of muddy look to it here where it is an intense golden honey look back home.
It is a sad sorted affair, but they are still pretty in our eyes.  We know no different until we see them grown elsewhere. 
It kinda makes me excited though, because it tells me that when I hybridize something in my garden that I think is really pretty, it will be EVEN MORE pretty when grown elsewhere. 
There was nothing wrong with the substance on this bloom however.  Photos can be deceiving in that regard.  I never judge substance by a photograph for this reason.  The right edge in the photograph DOES look papery, but I think it may have been shadows that cause that look.  The petal was fresh and firm when I took the picture, no paperyness in the flower at all.  It really was as you say, lovely and crisp in person. 
You and others really have a good eye.  I never noticed a lot of things on my photos until others have written to me about them. 
Either that, or you are all too darned picky...lol.
----- Original Message -----
From: Colleen Modra
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2002 11:30 PM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Moonraker
Hi Patrick
Interested in your Moonraker photo. For me Moonraker  is a much more intense
yellow with less white area on the falls, lovely crisp substance and form.

Colleen Modra
Adelaide Hills
South Australia
zone 8/9

----- Original Message -----
From: Patrick Orr <PatrickJOrr@hotmail.com>
To: IRIS PHOTOS <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 4:04 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Moonraker

Sutton '97

Patrick Orr
Phoenix Zone 9
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