Ethel Smith, Minnesota

Photos on Daffnet

May 1, 2011

Categories: General, Non-Daffodil

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I also enjoy the photos on daffnet, even if I do have a lot to delete later – keep ’em coming! Ethel Smith in MN where it’s trying to snow – again! Happy May Day!

6 Responses to Photos on Daffnet

  1. Ross Hotchkiss, Virginia
    May 2, 2011 at 4:26 am
    Dear Kirby…
    You could not have said it better!  Your beautiful photographs, along with those of Mary Lou and a host of others, have truly raised the bar for those of us who do our best to replicate those photographs as we endeavor to record our own special blooms.  Some of us are getting there, but deep down inside, we know we will never come close, no matter how hard we try.
    Having said that, and having read most of the responses to my dear friend Clay Higgin’s message, I would like to support this very generous man by offering several personal comments.  Way down deep inside, and I do not think he really feels the way his message came across to most of us.  I, like many daffnetters, do not have the time to open all of the photographs I receive before hitting the delete key. However, Clay is an honest man and he tries to seek solutions to every problem that confronts him.  He was doing his utmost to offer a suggestion as to the creation of a different site, which could possibly be created on our fabulous ‘daffodilusa’ web-site for those who may want to open ALL of the photographs that are sent in to daffnet.  If I do not immediately bruise my longstanding and cherished friendship with Nancy and Ben by the following suggestion, perhaps Clay has an idea that mayt have some potential for inclusion on our web-site.  This site, that would be specifically for show photographs, would have the potential for reaching both daffnetters, as well as non-daffnetters who visit ‘daffodilusa’, many of whom are probably not members of the ADS.  Let’s do our best to whet their appetite to join our Society!
    There was a successful effort to add our web-site address to the bottom of our ADS Display Garden signs in an effort to create an awareness to thousands of daffodil growers who have absolutely no idea we have such a wonderful Society.  Perhaps consideration could be given to the possibility of (Sorry, Nancy and Ben!) adding an additional section on our web-site specifically for the many show photographs that are sent in throughout the show seasons around the world.
    Regards to all and thanks for all you have done, Clay and Fran Higgins!  The bulb swap at the annual meeting of the Virginia Daffodil Society would be nothing without your overly generous contribution of bulbs each year.
    Ross Hotchkiss
    Richmond, Virginia 


  2. May 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Not to belabor this item, but like many of you, if I don’t have time, I just delete.  As my interest is historics, I appreciate the clear heading most people use, so that I can take the time to look at the blooms that interest me most.
    That being said, I wouldn’t mind giving a few seconds to other blooms, but — and realizing different mail systems work different ways — on AOL, if a file is attached, I need to download then view it.  If it’s more than one, then go and open the zip file.  The images don’t come up instantly in many emails.  However, and Mr. Vinisky’s beautiful flower sent this afternoon is an example, when you “embed” the image instead of “attach,” it is viewable within the email, and doesn’t have to be downloaded.  When I see an image is embeded instead of attached, I’m a lot more likely to have a look.
    I realize AOL is peculiar and other than having the address on the stationary for years, the single thing I like about it is how AOL handles email generally.
    Anyway, just thought I’d point out the two methods of sending pictures…and would also note that in outgoing, AOL mail when one “drags and drops” an image into an email instead of “attach file,” it automatically fits it to the email, making it smaller and not overburdening people with slower connections (as much).
    Drew Mc Farland

  3. Donna Dietsch, Ohio
    May 2, 2011 at 6:40 pm
    I like to look at the pictures of daffodils. …or anything else for that matter.  I will sometimes  save them to view later.  One thing I like to do is to save a few in my picture file.  I can’t do that with the ones that are embedded.  If someone has a way to do it, let me know.

  4. May 2, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    On AOL, it’s just a right click over the picture and then “save picture as”.  Duane Hulburt wrote me privately that there’s a different means that’s not as easy for Outlook.  Perhaps he can explain that.  Of course with AOL (which is free now), you can set it to keep all emails permanently, on your computer or on the server, so saving is less critical.
    In a message dated 5/2/2011 10:40:26 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  title= writes:

    I like to look at the pictures of daffodils. …or anything else for that matter.  I will sometimes  save them to view later.  One thing I like to do is to save a few in my picture file.  I can’t do that with the ones that are embedded.  If someone has a way to do it, let me know.

  5. Vijay Chandhok, Pennsylvania
    May 2, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    On the apple Mac computer I just drag the picture on to the desk top.


  6. Barbara and Len Weber, Oregon
    Barbara and Len Weber, Oregon
    May 4, 2011 at 8:47 am

    A brief note from a non-hybridizer, but flower lover.  If the show pics are labeled with the name of the flower, I look at it, or the the collection name.  If not, mostly I delete……….so many of them.  Thanks for all the ideas on how to do the separating, and I may just set up a separate heading………of Kridler!

    Barbara in beautiful, really Spring, Oregon.