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  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: AUTUMN CIRCUS
  • From: "James Ennenga" <jrennenga@outdrs.net>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 09:25:52 -0400

Hi Donald,

    How many buds did AUTUMN CIRCUS have? I undestand that when Ben Hager 
introduced it, he introduced it as a "breeder's iris", because of low bud 
count. I've never had more than 4 buds on a stalk. I'm using it in my 
crosses bvecause of the good form.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "donald" <donald@eastland.net>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 11:00 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: AUTUMN CIRCUS

> I haven't seen the Schreiner photo, but here AUTUMN CIRCUS is a
> pretty nice form.  Maybe not the latest, widest most ruffled bloom
> compared to some new intros, but certainly it couldn't be described
> as squatty.  Perhaps I should have taken a bloom yesterday of a
> stalk that only had a single bloom open.  That is more
> characteristic than these three open at once.  I didn't because it
> had been savaged by beetle damage.  There are still more buds, so
> maybe I'll catch one and post a single open bloom.  I think the
> angle of the camera can distort iris blooms, making them look like
> they have longer falls or bigger standards than they really have.
> When I take a photograph, I usually try to get the bloom level with
> the camera so the photo is taken directly from the side and equal
> time is given to both the standards and the falls.  Sometimes I
> can't quite do that and on rare occasions I'll choose a different
> angle for some reason or another, but that's where I usually try to
> catch a bloom.  This particular photo is pretty representative of
> what the eye really sees.  I'm always please when I get that result.
> Donald
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