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A short series of images taken in my garden of my iris. Every year they come up and this year they have returned to two areas in the garden where I thought they had died out.
Taken in evening light and given a soft blur layer before bringing back the detail at the heart of the flower.
Thanks for looking and all recent C&C - really appreciated
Helen

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Iris
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:1 Jun 2010 - 5:12 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Evening light, Flowers & plants, Iris, June 2010
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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 5:16 PM

brilliant colour wonderful detail a beautiful capture helen Wink
andy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 5:16 PM

This is enchanting, Helen, all you need is a fairy sitting on one of the petals! Definitely one of your very best images for me, shortlisted. Carol

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vickib
vickib  5 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2010 - 5:21 PM

very beautiful...love the soft focus effect. I wish I could learn how to do it.

vicki

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 5:21 PM

Thanks Andy and Carol

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Johnfromnotts

Another lovely peaceful image - you ingenious genius! A superb one to start the Summer.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 5:31 PM

Thanks Vicki and John

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 5:48 PM

Beautiful work Helen, love the blur and that iris is so pretty.
Barbara

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 5:54 PM

Thanks Barbara

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4663 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 6:01 PM

Top notch image, I love the soft muted colours & the added zing from the small area of yellow-tone really draws the eye to the main flower...1st class.

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helenlinda
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1 Jun 2010 - 6:09 PM

Thanks Keith

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91909 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 6:17 PM

The detailed area looks good against the blurred bg. Lovely.
Brian.

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helenlinda
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1 Jun 2010 - 6:22 PM

Thanks Brian

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1 Jun 2010 - 6:32 PM

Really lovely Helen...Bill

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MandyD
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1 Jun 2010 - 6:39 PM

Beautiful capture Helen, lovely soft tones.

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franken
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1 Jun 2010 - 6:52 PM

Beautiful image.

Ken

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 6:58 PM

Superbly done so delicately beautiful.

Albert

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dven
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1 Jun 2010 - 7:07 PM

Beautiful subtle colours

dven

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oll1e
oll1e e2 Member 757 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 7:19 PM

Yes i like this Helen very much ,the soft blur works a treat ,just really like the veins on the petals Smile

ps lizzies now got shingles !"!!!

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Snapitt
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1 Jun 2010 - 7:27 PM

This is a really beautiful shot. Just love the colour and the slight blurring does it great justice and gives the flower a really delicate quality.

Jane

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 7:34 PM

Thanks Bill, Mandy, Ken, Albert, Dven, Oll1e and Jane

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Petro_Conradie

Beautiful colour, excellent image
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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 7:36 PM

Thanks Petro

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jaktis
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1 Jun 2010 - 8:00 PM

Lovely Iris with beautiful background tones

Peter

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helenlinda
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1 Jun 2010 - 8:10 PM

Thanks Peter

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
1 Jun 2010 - 8:14 PM

A lovely shot and super processing.Nice work Helen.

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helenlinda
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1 Jun 2010 - 8:28 PM

Thanks Roly

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morpheus1955
1 Jun 2010 - 8:53 PM

Beautiful image, great dof and the colours and so delicate, beautifully taken and presented.

Hugh

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photophantom
1 Jun 2010 - 9:01 PM

delicate and exquisite Helen, superb
Dennis

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 10:01 PM

Fabulous manipulation. Love the soft, santin look you've achieved as well as the wonderful detail in the main flowerhead.

Ann

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shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 10:07 PM

beautiful image with superb detail and lovely colours so delicate
Alexa

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 10:18 PM

Absolutely exquisite Helen - wonderful detail and soft muted colours with the main iris isolated to perfection. Wonderful processing.
Sylvia

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 10:27 PM

A really beautiful soft image, really lovely Helen.
Jann
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EMJAYCEE
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1 Jun 2010 - 10:31 PM

Serenity - so beautiful. Love the presentation.
Joan.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 11:20 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments

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mikbee
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1 Jun 2010 - 11:48 PM

Wonderful detail in the petals with the lines and colour.
Good blurry BG too.
Excellent shot Helen.
Mick.

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taggart
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2 Jun 2010 - 1:36 AM

That soft blur layer was inspired-- just beautiful1
JEnnnnn

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2010 - 8:29 AM

An excellent and lovely shot - good use of dof - good comp and congratulations of a well deserved UA

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helenlinda
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2 Jun 2010 - 8:48 AM

Thanks for your comments Mick, Jenn and Ray

Jenn I'm thrilled to bits to receive your UA - many thanks xx

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Silverzone
2 Jun 2010 - 2:16 PM

I missed this one it is truely "my cup of tea". Love the Dof. Sylvia

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helenlinda
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2 Jun 2010 - 2:17 PM

Thanks Sylvia

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Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2010 - 3:57 PM

Helen - adorable!

Sue

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2 Jun 2010 - 4:43 PM

Thanks Sue

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2 Jun 2010 - 6:12 PM

Brilliant!
Johanna

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evelen  9 England
2 Jun 2010 - 6:34 PM

stunning image.
eve.

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2 Jun 2010 - 6:46 PM

Very beautifully captured and presented, Helen. Excellent stuff as always.
TrevB Smile

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2 Jun 2010 - 7:06 PM

Lovely image. A

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2 Jun 2010 - 10:22 PM

Thanks Johanna, Eve, Trev and Arthur

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digital_boi
3 Jun 2010 - 9:38 AM

two words only ''Simply Superb''

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3 Jun 2010 - 11:42 AM

........and two from me - "Thanks You"

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AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2010 - 8:42 PM

Absolutely beautiful. I love these flowers, such wonderful patterns at their heart. Excellent treatment.

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3 Jun 2010 - 9:52 PM

Thanks Theresa

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5 Jun 2010 - 3:32 PM

Beautifully done.
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5 Jun 2010 - 5:37 PM

Thanks Rob

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6 Jun 2010 - 4:48 PM

really like how youve made this stand out with the soft bg.lesley

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6 Jun 2010 - 8:07 PM

Thanks Lesley

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20 Jun 2010 - 1:21 PM

A real beauty - excellent image.
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20 Jun 2010 - 1:23 PM

Thanks Anne

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