Put your skirt down, Iris !  

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Uploaded: 03/07/09 4:05 AM GMT
Put your skirt down, Iris !
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Perfect morning sun brought out amazing color and texture.


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03/08/09 8:51 AM GMT
Love this Iris Roland! Has been a favorite flower of mine since I was a kid. My grandmother grew them. Thanks!
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03/09/09 6:15 PM GMT
Since iris' don't grow very high it is difficult to get good depth of field on the flower yet drop the focus on the background when shooting from above like this. It's a nice shot but it is a bit cramped with too tight a crop on the flower and the highly detailed background detracts from the subject matter. I suggest trying two different kinds of shots. 1) If you are going to shoot the flower from above, try adjusting the DOF to mute the background and possibly waiting until early or late in the day when the flower is lit but not the ground. A slight fill flash, enough to light the flower only, would help. You may lose a little detail on the flower but it would stand out much better with the focus only on the iris. 2) While preparing to shoot the flower from the side (rather than from above), try moving around the flower until you get a solid background behind it, something like a wall or even the sky. Barring that, standing a piece of dark or light material (cloth, posterboard, etc.) behind the flower would certainly make it pop. If you aren't looking for a studio-style image then by all means use a natural background.

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03/10/09 2:22 AM GMT
Very vibrant color!
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All of earth is crammed with heaven And every bush aflame with God But only those who see take off their shoes. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning<p> mygallery
03/10/09 7:12 AM GMT
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03/10/09 11:44 AM GMT
Lol, an amusing title for a lovely image with beautiful colour:)
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03/26/09 3:43 AM GMT
When I think 'Iris' this is the exact colour that comes into my mind:) Great shades and tones in the bloom.
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The question is not what you look at, but what you see ~ Marcel Proust
05/11/09 7:10 PM GMT

Absolutely Beautiful!!
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