ID_Composites – a New Tool for Identification

ID_Composite Pictures

How many ways can you look at the same iris at the same time?

Almost a year ago, 2016, we began a pilot project which was aimed at making iris identification easier by presenting a single verified iris as a collection of many views, which you could either access via a link on its Gallery listing or see them all by visiting the ID Composite page right here. We asked a few folks to help us, as putting together these collages was tedious, and time consuming. I would like to thank a few of our members for stepping up and helping out on this initial effort.
Anne Milner provided us with many Bliss iris composite shots; Dave Prichard and Mike Unser-Starhill also contributed by photographing iris that they were growing.

Please take a look at our collection, and if you would like to help by photographing your verified iris in various poses, contact me the webmaster at webmaster@historiciris.org  for more information. Now is an excellent time to get involved. Bloom season 2017 (the photo season) will be upon us very soon.  You will be helping your fellow irisarians with this unique new tool never before available – anywhere! (I think)
You can see our instructions and lots more detail here.

Below is a list of those Composite shots we have in our gallery right now.

Aliquippa
Aurea

Benbow
Black and Gold
Blue Boy
Bruno
Cardinal
Clematis
Crimson King
Duke of Bedford
Evadne
Floridor
Francina
Gay Hussar
Gentius
Goldbeater
Golden Bow
Gracchus
Grace Sturtevant
Gypsy Queen
Hester Prynne
Lady Byng
Leland Huckfield
Lurline
Majestic
Morwell
MarshMarigold
Mrs Valerie West
Mystic
New Idea
Pewee
Pioneer
Rialgar
Senlac
Susan Bliss
Sweet Lavender
Rebellion
Tenebrae
Tom Tit
Tristram

Image from Elizabeth Hardy Iris catalog, 1920's.

 

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