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Iris sibirica

By EAS
One of the plants of which, (thankfully there are a few), is unphased by summer 2012! A clump of these grow close by the Lily pond and in the early summer was surrounded by many self-seeded Aquilegia which you can catch a glimpse of in the background. I had to turn to PS to remove one very dark rock which was showing up in the bg as a black blob in V1.

Got myself into a muddle yesterday and managed to "hide" the image I'd just uploaded, sorry Andy and thanks for your comment and vote anyway.

We've had horrendous weather over the weekend with thunder, lightning and rain you wouldn't belive, though if you watched the National News you might have had a glimpse of it and what it did to nearby Jedburgh! Walking over the meadow is rather like walking on a giant sponge and there are areas amongst the flowers where even well established perennials have been completely washed out.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated

Voters: CarolG, gloccy, martinjp and 75 more

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Comments


CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
7 Aug 2012 6:47AM
This is wonderful, Ann, perfectly captured with a fine background. Carol

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Great work

Craig
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 7:08AM
v1 for me today ann a stunner nice one Wink
andy
7 Aug 2012 7:22AM
Ann you pulled a blinder here with this composition it's so beautiful in it's presentation, the colours and light and that background are just amazing it's a big big top shot.
I did see the very bad weather and flooding on the national news.
Gary
annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
7 Aug 2012 7:33AM
Beautiful presentation and how well it shines against that subdued background.
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 7:35AM
Lovely image Ann, beautiful colours, for me it has to be V1

Hugh
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 7:42AM
Very pretty and beautifully composed images.
CaroleS Plus
5 364 3 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 7:43AM
Well worked background Ann, a slightly soft focus gives a really dreamy look. Love it!
Carole
V1 for me, lovely image,
Fred.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
7 Aug 2012 8:01AM
Excellent piece of work and presentation in v1. Ann.

Dave
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 8:05AM

Quote:Ann you pulled a blinder here with this composition it's so beautiful in it's presentation, the colours and light and that background are just amazing it's a big big top shot.
I did see the very bad weather and flooding on the national news.
Gary



I can only but reinforce what has already been said.

Regards Nathan
7 Aug 2012 8:07AM
Yo0u certainly have done this beauty justice here - a cracking shot - a good use of dof
7 Aug 2012 8:21AM
true beauty in V1
and congrats on those awards
7 Aug 2012 8:32AM
Superb composition and beautiful lighting Ann
Jim
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
7 Aug 2012 9:22AM
Two lovely images of your irises, Ann: glad they and you survived the horrendous downpours of recent.
We had much the same here but I wonder when hose pipe bans will be implementedWinkWink
Of these two, V 1 stands out for me.......lovely shot in every way, the pink aquilegia making a nice OOF backdrop.
Ronnie.
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 10:38AM
Wow Ann those are both a real treat to see, and more so after all the weather trauma's you seem to have been having
well done on the awards, so very deserving
Lillian
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
7 Aug 2012 11:28AM
V1 for me, it looks much better against the delicate un cluttered background. - gary
7 Aug 2012 11:31AM
V1 for me the partial seperation of the background adds a lot to this image fine work love it

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
7 Aug 2012 11:56AM
To have such a thing of beauty waiting for you and the camera, after all the terrible weather must be very satisfying Ann. V1 is really a beautiful image.
Joan.
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 2:36PM
I'm so glad you were able to get these beautiful images Ann despite those terrible storms!
Ann
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 2:45PM
v1 is a beautiful capture - the pink background sets this beautiful flower off so well SmileSmile
Helen
7 Aug 2012 3:17PM
Fabulous composition, wonderful delicate colours
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
7 Aug 2012 4:37PM
Bah...what horrible weather! And what damage to the poor plants Sad

Ann, this isn't just a beautiful iris but your shot and presentation of it in V1 is gooorgeous. Talk about dreamy!

Andrew Smile
PattiW Plus
10 24 2 United States
7 Aug 2012 4:38PM
Glorious color and detail and the DOF sets it off to a t! Love it, Patti Smile
Niknut Plus
5 1.1k 68 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 5:13PM
Gorgeous shot !!!
Dreamy capture.

P.
LexEquine 9 19 United States
7 Aug 2012 6:52PM
'{2} Brilliant macro Floral Gems!' ~ Peter Smile
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 7:31PM
Definitely V1 Ann

The OOF background pastel blooms, give it the edge

Adrian
8 Aug 2012 12:29AM
A stunning image Ann,lovely work..Lin
posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 4:18AM
V1 is a stunner...! Beautifully framed and presented. Love it !

Barry
Wonderful colours and details, Ann, superbly captured and processed, V1 for me.
Roy
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
8 Aug 2012 7:42AM
Beautifully composed and presented.

Albert
BarbaraR Plus
9 16 1 England
8 Aug 2012 3:11PM
Beautiful shots Ann.
I think V1 is especially fine.
Very well done.

B.
8 Aug 2012 7:28PM
Beautiful shots Ann, v 1 for me today
Great stuff Smile
Ricky.
8 Aug 2012 7:36PM
Superb image Ann, i can see this on your wallSmileTongueWinkWinkWink
Brian
sable Plus
7 9 7 England
9 Aug 2012 2:47PM
Super piece of work xx
9 Aug 2012 3:24PM
beautiful shots especially v1 fopr its dreamy quality ! also thank you for noticing the mark on my neices dress
NeilWigan Plus
5 11 15 England
10 Aug 2012 8:14AM
V1 for me but i like the angle of V2,
Rach1970 Plus
7 14 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 8:45AM
Woohoo no.60. Beautiful shot Smile
12 Aug 2012 5:57PM
V1 absolutely beautiful Ann!

Morag
Tibetan 3 3 England
13 Aug 2012 6:33AM
Like both very nice colour, I have a large clump of these in my garden which gets bigger every year, love them, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Beautiful images. Elaine Smile
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
13 Aug 2012 10:08PM
Two beautiful images Ann, v1 is particularly stunning and as fine an example of flower photography as you could hope to see on here
22 Aug 2012 8:11AM
V1 is superb. Love it. paul
iancrowson Plus
5 211 142 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 5:09PM
Super summer image

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