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Re: re: meauring

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] re: meauring
  • From: John I Jones jijones@usjoneses.com
  • Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 21:06:25 -0800

Vicki Craig wrote:

> Gosh Jeff,
> Guess I should have sent my note to you on measuring iris to iris-photos
> instead of privately.
> Perhaps you will allow me to clarify my means of measuring blooms. I do
> make the traditional overall measurements of the falls, tip to tip as
> they normally lie. Then base to tip of the standards. One can also
> derive the distance from the  center of the flower to the tip of the
> longest fall and add double that distance to reach the total width of
> the falls 

That seems to contradict the diagram on the first page of Chapt 7 of the 
Judges handbook.  Beacuse the falls do not lie opposite each other the 
width ( as defined in the manual) is less than twice the length of an 
individual fall.

> then plus that with the height of the standards. However, I
> was not able to illustrate the ruler I use in the photo on it's side, as
> I wanted to show the method. The bloom I used only had a stem 3" long
> and I had placed it in a flower holder lined with moss.
> i.e if the length of the longest fall is 1 1/2 " from the center of the
> flower and the standards are 2" above the base of the flower, then the
> overall dimensions of the flower do not exceed 6".  Or if the with of
> the falls is 3" and the height of the standards is 2", the over all
> bloom size is less than 6".
> Hope this clarifies my earlier statement.
> Vicki
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