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Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 6 June 2013 in Plant & Nature.

This is a Japanese Iris. I took the photo in the early morning, shooting towards the sun in order to achieve the bokeh. The pattern behind the flower is caused by a chicken wire fence that surrounds my vegetable garden. The flower in the photo it is more blue than in real life, but is so pretty, I decided to let it be. I used Topaz Simplify to achieve the painterly look.

NIKON D300 1/640 second F/2.2 ISO 125 50 mm


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Ahmad from Tehran, Iran

Wonderful shot ... beautiful colors ... i love it :)

6 Jun 2013 6:04am

Marie-Line from Lille, France

Enchanting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6 Jun 2013 6:44am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Great texture, exposure and colors!!

6 Jun 2013 6:47am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful colours. Have a nice day.

6 Jun 2013 7:48am

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

J'adore très belle prise.

6 Jun 2013 8:46am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful composition, focus, colors, lights & treatment!
Lovel bokeh!

6 Jun 2013 11:24am

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Isa from Vaucluse, France

Très jolie photo !

6 Jun 2013 12:31pm

Ahmad from Tehran, Iran

So amazing colors and lovely processing ... as always :)

6 Jun 2013 2:35pm

Lilibeau from NY, United States

wow! Quel iris mignon! Très jolie photo!

6 Jun 2013 3:01pm

@Lilibeau: I'm glad you like it. thank you for visiting!

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Merveilleux traitement splendide job. Belle journée.

6 Jun 2013 4:28pm

Mary from PA, United States

I Really like this Anita! Great processing.

6 Jun 2013 6:11pm

marceline from tournai, Belgium

très bien traitée avec ce fond particulier ! bravo Anita

7 Jun 2013 5:59am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful flower, lovely processing

7 Jun 2013 12:10pm

@Sarito: Thank you.

John Jungklaus from United States

Beautiful dance of light with wonderful colors and textures. And the perspective is so nice - like you're holding it in hand. Very nice work !

7 Jun 2013 6:46pm

swarnendu from habra,west bengal, India

wow amazing,wat a great colour n compo.

8 Jun 2013 11:19am

@swarnendu: I'm glad you like it. :-) thanks for visiting.

LNE from Argentina

Wow ! Beautiful capture ! Bravo !

8 Jun 2013 4:36pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Gorgeous flower, colors and love the pattern created by your fencing!

8 Jun 2013 7:33pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Gorgeous painterly rendition of this iris blossom, Anita! The vivid blue color of the flower and the green background go very well together.

8 Jun 2013 9:42pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Looks like a painting. Beautiful photo. Lovely color and depth of field.

9 Jun 2013 5:32am

Marilla from Turku, Finland


9 Jun 2013 5:45pm

janina from Australia

Love this! It also tickles my sense of humour as, when I look at the right side of the flower head, it reminds me of a hunningbird on the wing....can you see it?!

12 Jun 2013 9:49am

Achuth from New Haven, United States

Just one word - Wow !

16 Jun 2013 4:32pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

love the curve and how the colors pop! :)

1 Jul 2013 2:45pm

1/640 second
ISO 125
50 mm