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Blue Iris

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 11 July 2012 in Plant & Nature.

These short, blue Iris were blooming in a short grass meadow by the ocean on Deer Isle, Maine.

NIKON D300 1/500 second F/4.0 ISO 200 105 mm


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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Wonderful isolation - she makes such a clean fresh visual statement in these near-complementary colors.

11 Jul 2012 6:07am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful composition and colors!

11 Jul 2012 6:17am

Michelle from Elverson, United States

Wow! Beautiful colors, stunning backround!

11 Jul 2012 12:04pm

Donna Lee Michas from New York, New York, United States

What a lovely background to this elegant shot!

11 Jul 2012 4:23pm

@Donna Lee Michas: Thank you. The bg was the meadow grasses on a sunny day.

Christine from Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, France

Magnifique cet iris bleu sur ce fond ! Très belle image.

11 Jul 2012 4:55pm

Anna de Vries from somewhere on Mother Earth, Netherlands

Beautiful colors and light, Anita!

11 Jul 2012 7:19pm

@Anna de Vries: Thank you so much!

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic clarity and details on this beautiful bloom and bud ~ Very beautiful!

11 Jul 2012 8:29pm

@RBL: Thanks.

Brenda from Canton, United States

Amazing background - that wild yellow-green. A stunning backdrop for the purple perfection of the petals - they jump out of the image. Subtle diagonal composition, highlighted by the tension of the petal touching the edge of the frame.

11 Jul 2012 11:55pm

bernie kasper from madison, United States

Outstanding image Anita !!

12 Jul 2012 2:10am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very lovely

12 Jul 2012 2:42am

Elaine- from Canada

lovely!! the background is stunning as well

12 Jul 2012 6:01am

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

beautiful Anita!

13 Jul 2012 3:57am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

Nice clean composition and colours and great background, of course. Was the flower in shade or have you used something to block the direct sunlight? At least it looks to me like the flower wasn't in direct sunlight.

13 Jul 2012 5:54am

@Tomas Turecek: Tomas: Right you are. My husband stood beside me providing shade for the flower itself.

Richard from United States

Lovely background, shows off the colors of the iris spectacularly. I like the drift of the color from the top to the bottom of the frame.

14 Jul 2012 2:26am

Marcie from United States

Fantastic color combination!

15 Jul 2012 8:34am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great edit, a blue and yellow combination will always grab the headlines.

19 Jul 2012 12:41pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

j'adore ce jaune au fond avec cette fleur bleue

17 Feb 2013 5:09pm

@L'Angevine: Thank you. Blue and yellow are a good combination.

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1/500 second
ISO 200
105 mm