Margie, I love this new seedling. It's unique and
looks like it has good substance. I wish I didn't live at the other side
of the U.S. so that I could see it in the garden. Your question about
photographing the pearlizing with the digital got my curiosity going. I
went throught my recent photos from this past bloom season and noticed that
the best glistening and best sheen images ( I don't have any pearlized) were
taken with the sunlight shining low in the sky about an hour before
sunset. The other ones that I shot with a flash in broad daylight gave
that sideways illumination that seems to be needed to get the sparkle or
reflection that is needed. Not easy. I'm not an expert but this is my
what has been lucky for me since it doesn't seem to be an exact science.
I'm attaching an image of Leda's Lover which I think looked good with
the surface twinkle. This is the first time I've replied so I hope
it works. Carol Ann from Doylestown PA.