Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Flower (Photo) Lily: It's a Whatchamacallit, I Think


Here you go. I shot this Lily in Okinawa, Japan in June of last year.
It's some kind of Lily, I narrowed it down that far.
But, three hours of looking at Lily thumbnails to properly identify it has gotten me nowhere.
Now, I know there's somebody out there who can tell us what the darn thing is.
ID this flower for me and it's yours (the photo) to do what ever you want with.
The thing is driving me bananas. All I need is the common and scientific (Latin) name.
Then, once I verify it, I'll email whatever size file (Up to 6 Megapixel) you'd like.
The first one to gitterdun gets the photo and a great big Thank You.


UPDATE: GREG, BIGBLACKDOGS, MARIAGLENN AND MUZA-CHAN ALL IDENTIFIED THE EASTER LILY (Lilium longiflorum) CORRECTLY. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP.
CONTACT ME THROUGH MY WEBSITE AND I CAN EMAIL YOU THE PHOTO.

THE DOGGONE THINGS ARE NATIVE TO OKINAWA.

NO WONDER I'M TRIPPING OVER THEM EVERYWHERE I GO !

REFERENCES PROVIDED:
http://www.ag.auburn.edu/hort/landscape/Elily.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_lily
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39978586@N05/4476364606/

4 comments:

Greg said...

Lilium longiflorum, or Japanese Teppouyuri, or Easter Lily or November Lily a plant native to the Ryukyu Islands, 1 m high

RyukyuMike said...

Greg,
You're the man. Now, I have to decide who got it first, you or somebody named BigBlackDogs. 109 more emails to go through, too so, I can see if there's any more contenders. I doubt anyone came close to your description, though. I at least owe you a few beers !

Muza-chan said...

Yuppie, I won!
Send me please the biggest size, I like the flowers as big as possible... (^_^)

And I love the bokeh on this photo!

RyukyuMike said...

Muza-chan,
Yup. You four all won. I'm prepn' your 3008X2000 file for emailing, now.
If I had an address for you in Japan, I could print, autograph and mail an A4 size photo to you.
Now, Greg, I owe him this photo and another and could probably walk to where he lives to deliver them. He'd more than likely prefer a few beers, though.