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Japanese Iris

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 30 May 2013 in Plant & Nature.

Thank you all for the many congratulatory messages on my last post. :-)

NIKON D300 1/6400 second F/1.8 ISO 125 50 mm


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Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Just gorgeous!!
Great colors, softness and dof ......... love it!

30 May 2013 10:07am

shooter from United Kingdom

Simply beautiful

30 May 2013 10:43am

Marie-Line from Lille, France

Really stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

30 May 2013 11:20am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

superb composition...so zen!

30 May 2013 12:12pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

These are so delicate looking with the soft colors.

30 May 2013 1:50pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!!
so beautiful frame, focus, colors & lights!

30 May 2013 3:10pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Une composition superbe et très aérienne, j'adore. Belle soirée.

30 May 2013 5:00pm

Bo Mackison from Madison, United States

Ah, very Zen.

30 May 2013 6:28pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautifully framed ... love the shapes and colors!

30 May 2013 7:17pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

lovely good prospective - I prefer to shoot many flowers from a low angle looking up.

30 May 2013 7:41pm

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

ohhh, very nice too, with a good bokeh ☺

30 May 2013 8:13pm

Brenda from Canton, United States

Beautifully delicate - it reminds me of dancers, swaying.

30 May 2013 11:05pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

magnifique ces couleurs

31 May 2013 7:11am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I like how this moves so effortlessly into art . . certainly belongs on the gallery wall.

31 May 2013 7:44am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle finesse et iamge quelle doucuer et formes sueprbe.

31 May 2013 8:11am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

BEAUTIFUL.. Excellent bokeh

31 May 2013 8:14am

eligreg from Madrid, Spain


31 May 2013 10:08am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Interesting color on these flowers!

31 May 2013 10:14am

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

lovely composition and deep of field.
It makes a lovely soft picture

31 May 2013 10:32am

Imarchi from Madrid, Spain

Amazing Anita! How do you manage to get that painting-like atmosfear? It's beautiful, and the colours, wow!

31 May 2013 2:01pm

@Imarchi: I'm glad you like it. I did three main things to get this effect: 1) I used a wide-open aperture, f1.8, which blurs the background. 2) In processing, I used a plug-in called Topaz Simplify. 3) I added two soft textures. For how to use textures, go to my tutorial here . I hope this info is helpful.

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

I like the blue tinge and the soft tones you use.

31 May 2013 6:53pm

Ahmad from Tehran, Iran

WOW ... so amazing shot and colors :) lovely focus!

31 May 2013 7:15pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This is gorgeous!

31 May 2013 7:42pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

splendid shot with the colors fondu... and thanks to be honnest in your post, I noticed on which you were only two people to tell the truth, it was tilting... I surely apprecate that.

31 May 2013 7:47pm

@Sue-Ann: Glad you like this one. I pointed out the tilt of the photo because in your blog you asked for feedback and because it was such a nice photo.

Dan Creighton from Hatboro, United States

Lovely and vibrant! Great image as usual Anita.

5 Jun 2013 4:31pm

janina from Australia

On my wall....lovely!

12 Jun 2013 9:50am

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1/6400 second
ISO 125
50 mm