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Iris sibirica

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

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Aug 2012 6:47AM
This is wonderful, Ann, perfectly captured with a fine background. Carol

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gloccy 7 Scotland
7 Aug 2012 6:58AM
Great work

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 7:08AM
v1 for me today ann a stunner nice one Wink
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.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
7 Aug 2012 7:33AM
Beautiful presentation and how well it shines against that subdued background.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 7:35AM
Lovely image Ann, beautiful colours, for me it has to be V1

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 7:42AM
Very pretty and beautifully composed images.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 7:43AM
Well worked background Ann, a slightly soft focus gives a really dreamy look. Love it!
7 Aug 2012 7:52AM
V1 for me, lovely image,
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
7 Aug 2012 8:01AM
Excellent piece of work and presentation in v1. Ann.

NDODS 7 5.1k 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.

I can only but reinforce what has already been said.

Regards Nathan
Ray42 10 3 England
7 Aug 2012 8:07AM
Yo0u certainly have done this beauty justice here - a cracking shot - a good use of dof
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
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
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 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.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 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
gary_d 10 576 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

9 10 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.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 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!
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 2:45PM
v1 is a beautiful capture - the pink background sets this beautiful flower off so well SmileSmile
7 Aug 2012 3:17PM
Fabulous composition, wonderful delicate colours
ChiliMan 11 135 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 12 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
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 5:13PM
Gorgeous shot !!!
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 5:55PM
Dreamy capture.

LexEquine 12 19 United States
7 Aug 2012 6:52PM
'{2} Brilliant macro Floral Gems!' ~ Peter Smile
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 7:31PM
Definitely V1 Ann

The OOF background pastel blooms, give it the edge

8 Aug 2012 12:29AM
A stunning image Ann,lovely work..Lin
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 4:18AM
V1 is a stunner...! Beautifully framed and presented. Love it !

8 Aug 2012 7:04AM
Wonderful colours and details, Ann, superbly captured and processed, V1 for me.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
8 Aug 2012 7:42AM
Beautifully composed and presented.

BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
8 Aug 2012 3:11PM
Beautiful shots Ann.
I think V1 is especially fine.
Very well done.

8 Aug 2012 7:28PM
Beautiful shots Ann, v 1 for me today
Great stuff Smile
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 7:36PM
Superb image Ann, i can see this on your wallSmileTongueWinkWinkWink
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
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
7 17 16 England
10 Aug 2012 8:14AM
V1 for me but i like the angle of V2,
Rach1970 9 14 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 8:45AM
Woohoo no.60. Beautiful shot Smile
MoragM 8 1 Scotland
12 Aug 2012 5:57PM
V1 absolutely beautiful Ann!

Tibetan 6 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
13 Aug 2012 5:46PM
Beautiful images. Elaine Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 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
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 8:11AM
V1 is superb. Love it. paul
iancrowson Plus
8 211 146 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 5:09PM
Super summer image

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