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Iris petrana

Iris petrana
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Copyright: Ori Fragman Sapir (fragman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3032 W: 11 N: 2351] (43778)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-21
Categories: Desert
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Irises, Iris in the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-08 6:13
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Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Iris petrana is one of the southernmost Oncocyclus irises. It is emdemic yto S Israel and S Jordan. It has normally dark purple flowers, but as u can see, there are many colour variants in its main reserve - Yerucham Iris Reserve in the NE Negev Desert.

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Hi Ori,
A well composed shot,though it would have looked better with little more contrast.

Bellissima immagine di iris, buono il punto di ripresa, bella la composizione verticale, personalmente avrei tenuto un'inquadratura più stretta senza far entrare anche il cielo, buoni i dettagli e i belli i colori. Un maggior contrasto migliora, ma in WS, secondo me, è troppo forte rispetto alla resa dei colori con tonalità naturali con questo tipo di luce. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Wonderful colours, soft and subtle. The flower looks very complex with the petal shapes. TFS regards h

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-08 12:50]

Hi Ori,beautifull as your style,excellent colours and sharpness and very interesting specie,my best compliments,Luciano

very beautiful flowers and their shot. nicely composed. best wishes

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-04-09 2:15]
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Hello Ori,
As always I'm amazed with your beautiful Iris shots!
Lovely species!
Well composed!
If I'm right I see in the right upper corner in the BG, Iris mariae :-))
Just marking,

Another fantastic Iris. it seems very strange to me to see all these Iris species growing in apparently quite xeric conditions, as most Iris are wetland species here.

Excellent photo, shows the plant as well as its habitat very nicely, great exposure, good composition too.


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  • Rafa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 172 W: 0 N: 7] (846)
  • [2008-04-09 9:28]


Wonderful Iris, Ori, captured in natural light.
Well done

Foto ambientata molto bene, nitida e colori naturali. Complimenti!

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-04-10 9:28]

Very nice group! Ishi

Great variation of this fine species - really good capture. TFS Hans

One more excellent picture of one more rare iris...
I love the compo... and the flower colour, very unusual for this species. Especially with the typical form in the background :)

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  • Emiii Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 30] (103)
  • [2009-04-23 11:33]

Strange habitat for an Iris, no? This plants are usualy growing in swamps, wet-lands?

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