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Intriguing iris

By Kaxxie
Hi everyone

Happy Saturday

I found this little beauty in the glass house at Kew Gardens. Iíve researched it and believe it to be Dietes grandiflora or Wood Iris. Itís also known as a Fairy Iris & is believed to have originated in Kenya. Itís certainly stunning. Iíve added some Ďglamourí in the lead image courtesy of Snapseed. Thatís the height of my limited ability at the moment! 😉

Thank you all for your votes and comments on yesterdayís image, Rich for your valued UA and Ju for telling me it was an iris rather than an orchid. I really value you all.

Enjoy your weekend you all.

Take care


Tags: Iris Flowers and plants Kew gardens

Voters: Rudranath, woodini254, HobbitDave and 33 more

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13 Mar 2021 12:05PM
Thatís a beautiful Iris, Karen, love the purple petals, natureís balance with the white and gold. Winston likes it too.

Dave 🙂
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2021 12:15PM
Love the fresh out of camera but when she has the makeover...Wow!

You have a lovely weekend Karen.

johnke Plus
9 231 17 England
13 Mar 2021 1:34PM
Wonderful Karen...John
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2021 2:02PM
Excellent composition, I like both variants...
Isabel GrinGrin
13 Mar 2021 2:16PM
I had an auntie called Iris who was quite intriguing although I didn't fully realise that at the time.
13 Mar 2021 2:29PM
Beautiful Iris Karen nice shot...Have a GOOD WEEKEND AlanSmileSmileSmileSmile
13 Mar 2021 3:05PM
Love them both a beautiful capture.
13 Mar 2021 3:47PM
Two lovely close-ups, Karen.

mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
13 Mar 2021 3:47PM
A nice capture of the Iris. I have done a mod - I ran it through Photoshop's RAW editor and removed some distractions from the background.
IamDora 1 6 Canada
13 Mar 2021 4:01PM
I am leaning toward the version likely for no better reason that its position in the frame. Lovely work in both cases.
13 Mar 2021 4:09PM
[A nice capture of the Iris. I have done a mod - I ran it through Photoshop's RAW editor and removed some distractions from the background.

Hi Ian
Thanks for the mod. What a difference youíve made. Itís stunning. I need to invest in Photoshop once my laptop starts behaving!
Take care

capto Plus
9 6.9k 27 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2021 5:45PM
What a lovely iris.Smile
13 Mar 2021 6:41PM
So delicate, gorgeous set Karen.Lin

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