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Iris nazarena_01

Iris nazarena_01
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Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-12
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-13 13:31
Viewed: 3381
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Iris nazarena or I.bismarckiana, Nazareth Iris, is one of our biggest and most beautiful irises. As the name implies, it is known from the area of the town of Nazareth in the Lower Galilee. It belongs the Oncocyclus section of the Iridaceae, known as the “Temple Irises” due to the structure of the flower, which is 12-15 cm tall. The single flower is carried on a stem that may reach 50 cm in height. Iris nazarena is endangered due to loss of habitat, and is protected by law.

Picture taken in natural light; hand–held camera; no cropping; some contrast enhancement; size reduction and sharpening for TN.

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2009-03-13 13:34]

Hi Ishi,
A fantastic image of the iris. Difficult to get the exposure right with the black and white but you did a great job. It truly is a lovely flower.
Regards, David

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-13 13:38]

Hi Ishi,what a impressives details.Your way to show the flowers is always a great spectacle,this Iris is wonderful! My best compliments,have a nice weekend,Luciano

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2009-03-13 20:37]

Hi Ishi,
When I see very small wild flower then it reminds me to put a scal beside that and shoot to justify the size but may that will not be appreciated by webmaster so I drop the idea.
Here we have few days to nov roze many do get out in mountains and surroundings to enjoy the nature so that day I'll do that experiment as I have selected some places for that tiny flowers.
When I look to this flower like it say to the beast or animal that don't eat me..
Nice shot well composed.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-13 23:19]

Hello Ishi,
What a superb-looking species of Iris!
The flower has the colours and markings that suggest that the scent would attract flies, especially with the dark round mark on the lobe.
The POV, sharpness and lighting contribute to make a fine illustration of a species new to me.
Thank you and have a good weekend,

Hello Ishi,
Superb photo with fine details of this beautiful iris
Never seen this species before, thanks for sharing
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-03-14 11:38]

Hello Ishi,
Fantastic shot and wonderful flower. Incredible stripes and colours. In your region the Iris genus have a wonderful species.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Ishi,
A nice capture of this beautiful flower. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Bonjour Ischi
Les images des Iris d'Israel sont toujours aussi suprenantes et magnifiques. Ces fleurs sont somptueuses, merci de nous faire rêver.

Bonjour Ishi,
Très belle publication bien éclairée et superbement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Rafa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 172 W: 0 N: 7] (846)
  • [2009-03-31 14:38]

Very very beautiful picture of this amazing species, in contrast with these yellow flowers

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