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mark smyth

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Nerine sarniensis and other Nerines
« on: October 12, 2007, 06:12:27 PM »
Here are a few of my Nerines. The 6 on show last weekend are now over. I suppose the heat in the room and the car journey is to blame. Some flowers are stuck together at their tips and not opening properly

sarniensis
'Atlanta'
'Harlequin'
'Smokey Special'
'Warlord'
5091 - un-named
'Amethyst Delight'
'Berlioz'
'Ffiske'
'Inchmery Kate'
'Marchess Roi'
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Re: Nerine sarniensis and other Nerines
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2007, 03:39:35 AM »
Lovely colours Mark
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Nerine sarniensis and other Nerines
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2007, 09:24:20 AM »
The red ones smell of chocolate
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Re: Nerine sarniensis and other Nerines
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2007, 10:30:12 AM »
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The red ones smell of chocolate
Blast! Do they? I have stopped sniffing Nerines because the usual N. bowdenii types in the garden smell pretty bad, so I didn't sniff  those at the Discussion weekend show... now I'm really annoyed! >:(
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: Nerine sarniensis and other Nerines
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2007, 11:43:29 AM »
Maggi I was telling everyone to sniff 'em. Someone, I.B., said they smell of cheap chocolate
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Re: Nerine sarniensis and other Nerines
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2007, 11:51:10 AM »
How would he know what cheap chocolate smells like? He never eats cheap anything; he's a man after my own heart, and after Carole worked in Brussels, h they're both experts on good Belgian chocolate.... and beer!
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Re: Nerine sarniensis and other Nerines
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2007, 01:54:01 PM »

Mark, what a beatiful Nerines. I've never seen in these colors. The red ones are great.

I've one now almost blooming, i'm wishing to see what color are the flowers, but that must be palid rose :-[


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Re: Nerine sarniensis and other Nerines
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2007, 07:38:21 PM »
I carried out a quick experiment on Friday with my two digital cameras - Nikon Coolpix 5000 and Canon 900Ti - on one flower. I chose this Nerine, 'Machess Roi', because the sun was shining on it. Photos were taken seconds apart from almost the same angle. Quite a difference
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Re: Nerine sarniensis and other Nerines
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2007, 08:00:41 PM »
Mark, you must tell us though which is the more true colour?   (can you say more true-or should it be truest!!??)
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Re: Nerine sarniensis and other Nerines
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2007, 09:43:42 PM »
I have the same result with Nikon and Fuji cameras. Neither are true for all parts of the spectrum but one is better in the red  and the other towards the blue. I have calibrated my monitor screen and printer so that they agree. Wouldn't it be good if you could do that with the  camera and real life but I guess they have tried that themselves. Probably most cameras are designed to make people look good.
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« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2007, 09:46:32 PM »
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Probably most cameras are designed to make people look good.

Oh, I wish, I wish! :-[
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Re: Nerine sarniensis and other Nerines
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2007, 11:23:04 PM »
You have nothing to worry about but talking of unflattering photos I did this one of me last night.

I was experimenting with an old flash gun last night. This is an old technique, where against a dark background you focus the camera on a long exposure. Whilst the shutter is open you walk into shot and flash something. I did this 3 times with me centre then again on the left then the right. I will be trying again with a little more thought about the subject. BUT I can see why film stars are so picky about their lighting!!! Now I am sadly disabused of the notion that I only have the one chin. :'(
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Re: Nerine sarniensis and other Nerines
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2007, 10:15:13 AM »
OOH, spooky! Bet you terrified the neighbours!  Your chin is like mine, John... there's only ONe but it does cover a large area! ::)
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Re: Nerine sarniensis and other Nerines
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2007, 04:25:36 AM »
Not what is usually meant when we read of some man "flashing" ;D Are  you sure John that you haven't taken up some kind of evangelical position and are handing out blessings left, right and centre?
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Nerine sarniensis and other Nerines
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2007, 08:00:44 AM »
good idea. You could scare the kids at the end of the month by standing in the dark and flashing yourself -with the flash gun!

Anyone know why my Nerines dont set seeds? I have cross pollinated every flower but they are now dying off
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When the swifts arrive empty the green house

All photos taken with a Canon 900T and 230

 


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