Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio

Photographing daffodils

April 22, 2017

Categories: General, Show Results, Shows

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Thanks to those who post photos of show winners on Daffnet.  These are not simple click and  post photos.   Having spent yesterday afternoon being “photographer’s gofer” for Tom Stettner, I realize even more how much is involved.  He takes several photos of each exhibit to make sure he gets the color as accurate as possible.  He even grooms the flowers to insure the flowers are at their best.  He travels with lights that mimic daylight. (I’m sure there’s a Kelvin temperature, but I don’t know it.)  So thanks to Tom, Kirby, Becky, Clay and Janet (for posting Robbie Caponetto’s photos), and others who give us visuals of the show winners.

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12 Responses to Photographing daffodils

  1. Ralph Sowell, Mississippi
    April 22, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Yes, MANY THANKS to all our photographers….The photos have been excellent…and much enjoyed!

    Ralph Sowell Franklin Printers,Inc. 330 Commerce Park Drive Jackson, MS 39213 Phone 601.982.9383


  2. Oleg Amekhin, Ukraine
    April 22, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Yes you are right. I want to ask you a link to the pictures of which you
    are writing.
    Because I’ve seen some that you can say about: experimental photos on the
    “en сontre”.

    2017-04-22 18:58 GMT+03:00 daffnet <>:

  3. Ian Tyler, England
    April 22, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    daffseek org
    You will find 1000’s


  4. Oleg Amekhin, Ukraine
    April 22, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Hi, Ian Tyler,

    About what exactly do you write – about more or less good or about “en


    2017-04-23 0:54 GMT+03:00 daffnet <>:

  5. Ian Tyler, England
    April 22, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Hello just directing you to more wonderfull photos of daffodils!
    Thats all


  6. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    April 22, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Hi Oleg,

    I’m talking about the photos that Kirby Fong and Tom Stettner (and others) have posted to Daffnet.  See Kirby’s photos ffom the Fortuna, Sacramento, and other California shows; and Tom Stettner’s photos from the Kentucky, South Western Ohio Daffodil Society, and Indiana Daffodil Society Shows (coming soon).  Others have also posted photos from shows   You can find them on Daffnet, and also on under ADS Pubs, Show Results.  They give a visual presentation of what has won at the various daffodil shows.

  7. Oleg Amekhin, Ukraine
    April 22, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Hi Mary,

    Thank you,
    But I do not understand what kind of daffodils is depicted in

    This is the last
    photo of “Altun Ha”. This is Altun Ha 2 YYW-W (John Pearson 1987)
    or Altun Ha *Gold * 2 Y-Y (John Pearson 2008) ?


    2017-04-23 2:37 GMT+03:00 daffnet <>:

  8. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    April 23, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Hi Oleg,

    I think it’s ‘Altun Ha’, but with the light coming from behind the flower, it’s hard to tell for sure.

    Mary Lou

  9. Oleg Amekhin, Ukraine
    April 23, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Hi Mary,

    That’s why I wrote
    about the pictures “en сontre”.

    Perhaps this is good in art, but is it acceptable in documenting
    exhibitions and showing varieties?
    What is your opinion?

    2017-04-23 16:37 GMT+03:00 daffnet <>:

  10. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    April 23, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Hi Oleg,

    For identifying the flowers, I prefer the ones that show the flower as it is in reality.  Others have different opinions.  For those that are shown with other effects, we can always go to DaffSeek,, to look up the flower.

    Mary Lou

  11. Oleg Amekhin, Ukraine
    April 23, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Hi Mary Lou,

    OK. Thank you, that’s exactly what I’m doing..


    2017-04-23 18:32 GMT+03:00 daffnet <>:

  12. John McLennan, New Zealand
    John McLennan, New Zealand
    May 1, 2017 at 5:39 am

    A  very  big  thanks  to  all  who  have  been  posting  photos  of  daffs  ,  and  equally  important  ,  daff  personalities .They are  very  much  appreciated  and  we  appreciate  your  commitment  at  a  busy  time  of  the  season .

    Special  thanks  to  Tom and  Kirby  ;  such  a  lot  of  work  involved ,  particularly ensuring  that  the  flower  and  exhibitor  names  are  correct .” Playing ”  with the  photos  on  the  computer ,  with  a  little  cropping and  enhancement  is  always a  pleasure ;  sorting  the  labels  and  captions  can  at  times  be  slow  and  testing  work .You  have done it exceptionally  well ,  particularly  the  BIG  collection  classes .

    Thanks  to  you  all .