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Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily
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Copyright: Tom Peak (tkp1165) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 12 N: 595] (3876)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Ni, Digital (Raw)
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower Power [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-13 22:25
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Points: 10
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Hi every one, I was hiking in the Columbia river gorge the other day and came across a bunch of these Tiger Lily's.
Very interesting flower. Thanks for looking.

Facts About The Tiger Lily
Tiger Lily was first described by the famous Swedish botanist Carl von Linne (Linnaeus) in 1753.
The Tiger Lily has significant medicinal use. A tincture is made from the fresh plant and has proved of great value in uterine-neuralgia, congestion and irritation, also in the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.
Tiger Lily flower essence helps in suppressing aggressive tendencies in individuals and helps in holistic healing.
Tiger Lily can often act as a carrier of viral diseases and so becomes a vector infecting other species. It is therefore better to grow this species well away from your other lilies
Tiger Lily has some toxic effects on cats. It can produce vomiting, in appetence, lethargy, kidney failure, and even death.
Tiger Lily has edible flower buds apart from edible roots and shoots. These can often have a bitter flavor. When baked, lily bulbs taste rather like potatoes.
The best place to find dried Tiger Lily buds is in an Asian market. Look for soft buds, and store well in a cool, dry place. Tiger Lily buds must be soaked in warm water for about 30 minutes to soften them before adding them to dishes. The tough stem attached to them should be removed. Besides adding to Chinese dishes, they can enhance the flavor of egg dishes and salads.
There is an old legend from Asia about the Tiger Lily. A Korean hermit helped a wounded tiger by removing an arrow from its body. The tiger asked the hermit to use his powers to perpetuate their friendship after his death. The hermit agreed and when the tiger died, his body became a tiger lily. Eventually the hermit drowned and his body was washed away. The Tiger Lily spread everywhere searching for its friend.
There is a superstition that smelling Tiger Lily will give you freckles.
The Tiger Lily stands for wealth and prosperity.
The Tiger Lily, have six stamens (composed of anthers and filaments), one pistil (composed of the stigma, style and ovary), a long style, and a three-lobed stigma.
Facts are from:
The flower expert
online flowers encyclopedia

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-13 22:36]

Hello Tom
Wonderful capture with great details and wonderful colors. Well done.

You caught some very nice light on this my favorite wildflower!

So nice flower picture with drops...

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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2009-06-14 3:12]

Hi Tom,
great sharpness and amazing details on leaves. Especially the water drops are perfect.

This is spot on and GREAT use of your lighting/flash and the droplets of water...they look about ready to fall. The Tiger is one of my favorites...Very nice choice and great dark backdrop!

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