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Flagging but colourful

By Lillian  
Flag Iris being blown about in the wind...France!
All along the Somme where we were staying were these beautiful Iris blooms

V2 against the fence...still being blown around, and remnants of rain overnight

we went on a steam train this day and returned on a diesel one...
fun and relaxing to the other side of the Somme

Thanks for looking

Lillian

Tags: France Nature General Windy Close-up and macro Flag iris


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Comments


Beautiful bearded iris photo,

Peter

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CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
30 Jun 2013 5:32PM
A gorgeous colour, Lillian, and wonderful textures in the petals. Carol
30 Jun 2013 5:39PM
Beautiful flower the iris. Lovely shots both of them.

Harriet
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2013 5:41PM
Two fabulous images Lillian. Beautiful colour!
The word 'iris' is taken from the Greek name for rainbow because the iris flowers come in so many different colours! Smile

Carol
johnlw 9 1 10 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2013 5:44PM
Flagging but beautiful.
Regards John.
30 Jun 2013 5:45PM
Beautiful Lillian. Gorgeous colours GrinGrin

Kathryn
Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
30 Jun 2013 5:46PM
Great images Lillian ! I love the colour in these Smile
widtink 3 406 2 Scotland
30 Jun 2013 5:49PM

Quote:Two fabulous images Lillian. Beautiful colour!
The word 'iris' is taken from the Greek name for rainbow because the iris flowers come in so many different colours! Smile

Carol


Very interesting , lovely pic Lillian Smile

Rod
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2013 5:50PM
Two super images Lillian , the colours are beautiful.
ugly Plus
8 5 57 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2013 5:51PM
I do like the colours and comp..

Dave
CaroleS Plus
6 414 3 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2013 5:57PM
Not called flag for nothing! A lovely rich colour and detail.
Carole
ColleenA Plus
3 317 3 Australia
30 Jun 2013 6:03PM
What a beauty Lillian, am off to bed after a weekend in hospital but your image caught my eye...a stunning capture
two lovely shots good detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2013 6:04PM
Glorious colour.
saltireblue Plus
6 5.6k 33 Norway
30 Jun 2013 6:15PM
I prefer 'On the wane' to flagging, Lillian. No matter, Irises are one of my favourite flowers.
V1 for the screen full of detail and vibrant colour.

Malc
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2013 6:23PM
Two super images Lillian, fabulous colours and detail

Hugh
EileenH 2 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2013 6:42PM
Beautiful, one of my favourite flowers.Smile
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2013 6:49PM
wonderful colour and detail lillian v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy
Mike_Smith Plus
8 285 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2013 6:50PM
What a beautiful and colorful flower Lillian. My Grandad fought in the battle of the Somme, how he survived i don't know but he did
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
30 Jun 2013 6:54PM
Quite beautiful, both shots, Lillian.
Ronnie.
30 Jun 2013 7:10PM
Beautiful images Lillian, like the colour and detail,
Fred.
pamelajean Plus
10 951 1808 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2013 7:22PM
An unexpected pleasure to see a flower from you, Lillian.
One of my favourite things is the rainbow, as you probably noticed from my avatar, and this flower is named after Iris, the Greek goddess of the rainbow, who would take messages from ‘the eye of heaven’ to earth by the arc of the rainbow. The iris of the eye is named after her, too, to reflect the many colours of the eye.
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 20 10 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2013 7:37PM
A nice image Lillian, great colourSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
30 Jun 2013 7:46PM
Lik the different angles in V2 but both have lovely rich colour. Find pamelajean's explanation very interesting too.
Joan.
netta1234 Plus
4 310 2 Wales
30 Jun 2013 7:56PM
My favourite colour Lillian.
A Beautiful image and I love the thin border to matchSmile
NettaSmile
30 Jun 2013 7:56PM
Such vibrant colours, Lillian!
Two impressive images!

Richard
JuBarney Plus
4 18 3 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2013 7:58PM
A super capture in V1.
(I saw lots of glorious iris in France but didn't get a good capture like this)
Ju
ali63 Plus
4 739 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2013 8:04PM
Beautiful images Lillian,

Ali Smile
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
30 Jun 2013 8:18PM
V1 - Beautiful colour and super central detail Lillian.
Brian.
User_Removed 3 4 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2013 8:42PM
Stunning detail and vibrant colour Lillian. Bob
ValSaxby Plus
10 145 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2013 8:47PM
Beautiful colour in these Lillian
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
30 Jun 2013 8:58PM
Excellent exposure in V1.
Ron
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
30 Jun 2013 8:59PM
Version 1 for me Lillian.

Ken
30 Jun 2013 9:30PM
beautiful
Irishkate Plus
5 33 96 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2013 10:07PM
Bright and breezy images from France - I love V2.
KateGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
30 Jun 2013 11:34PM
Way hard to shoot in the wind--- I love v2!
1 Jul 2013 12:06AM
Love the colours Lillian..Lin
Beautiful colours Lillian.. GrinGrin

The French countryside looks amazing, I am an avid watcher of Le Tour De France on our TV down here in OZ..which as you know is on at the moment.. Love it GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
Cracking shot what stunning color
mike
ugly Plus
8 5 57 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2013 6:39AM
V1 for me..
I do like the colours and tones..


Dave
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
1 Jul 2013 7:27AM
Beautiful and vibrant.

Albert
1 Jul 2013 8:35AM
Two beautiful images Lillian, the colour is stunning Smile
Jan
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2013 9:25AM
Superb colour and detail again Lillian - I remember these growing everywhere when I've been in France.
Ann
1 Jul 2013 11:43AM
Certainly very colourful, Lillian! Two beautiful detailed images, has to be the close-up in V1 as the winner Wink
Trev Smile
danbrann Plus
11 582 16
1 Jul 2013 12:31PM
Flagging but colourful....................

I thought yu were describing me Lillian. ....................... Nice image and a great title.
1 Jul 2013 6:01PM
Gorgeous Lillian, the colour is SO lovely. My Mum always called them Flags, and use to have loads of them in the Garden, and this colour was Her Fav'.

John Smile
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 2:07AM
So eye pleasing... Beautiful details and colours. Really well composed.
IB
2 Jul 2013 5:14PM
Love this shot, Lillian. Not an easy subject, but really well taken.
3 Jul 2013 12:14PM
grand rich colour here Lillian Like both

G
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
6 Jul 2013 11:47PM
These purple irises are beautiful Lillian

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