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“Gilda”(Red Daylily), Old Hollywood Glamour Series, Nikon D300, 460mm (200-400mm w/1.4x teleconverter), F/18, 1/30s, -1.0EV, ISO 1600

The red daylilies have ‘popped’ and how fortunate for me to catch this one in all its stunning glory! I’d been looking for a red flower for the ‘Old Hollywood Glamour’ series and I don’t think I’ll find one better than this.

The fiery red color made me immediatly think of Rita Hayworth – an American film actress and dancer who attained fame during the 1940s not only as one of the era’s top stars, but also as the era’s greatest sex symbol. Ironically, in her personal life, Rita was naturally shy and reclusive – the antithesis of the characters she played.

Therefore, it seemed a more fitting tribute to name this image after her most notable role.


  1. This is a stunning image! I want to come to one of your photography classes!

    • Thanks, Karma! I was pretty proud of this image as, I had found Daylilies to be tough to photograph. The lighting, the color, the angle, everything just came together with this one! 🙂

      You’d be most welcome!

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