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Copyright: Betty Khoury (Betty) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 10] (186)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-17
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4200
Exposure: f/5.9
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-17 15:58
Viewed: 5045
Points: 6
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Iridacea - Iris histrio

Distribution: Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Israel.

Habitat: Rocky terrain

Flowering time: February - April

This shot was taken at above 1200m in mid-May, the flowering season is evidentely later in higher altitudes.

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Wonderful image Betty,
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Have a great weekend.

Nice one, this is not Iris histrio, but Gynandriris sisyrinchium. Thanks, Ori

Another fantastic image, Betty. Perfect still life/portrait capture: Sharp details on focal point, blurred background for soft, natural frame to the focal point. The colors go wonderfully together...the lively lavender against the smooth beige and pops of green...good eye to spot this Iris. For me what makes this shot is the capturing of dew on the petals, despite relatively bright (afternoon?) light...wonderful! And the PP, again, perfectly adds...not takes away from...the feel and character of the shot. You must tell me how you accomplished that ghost frame?? I would love to learn! Thanks again for sharing, and the inspiration! :)

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