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Wild Iris or Blue Flag

Wild Iris or Blue Flag
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1999-07
Categories: Water Plants
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Iris in the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-03 15:30
Viewed: 5686
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Family Iridaceae, Iris Versivolor, "The Blue Flag," also known as the "Wild Iris." Grows throughout North America and the U.K.
Flower; Blue-violet with darker veins and yellow green and white colouring towards base of flower.
6-10 cm wide with 3 sepals spread horizontily with 3 petal like styles standing over them. 3 petals are narrower than sepals, stands erect. May-July
Height; of plant, 60-90cm.
Fruit; 3 sided, 1-6cm long, firm
habitat; moist to wet areas such as edges of lakes, streams, beaver ponds and wet meadows.
Roots are extremely poisonous.
The rhizomes are used for medicinal purposes.
Blue Flag was the emblem of the Royal house of Louis VII of France. The alternate name, fleur de lis, is a corruption of the literal translation "flower of Louis"
Iris, Glad tidings.

Taken with the Canon EOS Elan fixed with 35-80mm and photo retaken with the S5000. Same process as explained with the Snowy Owl.

Mike <><

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  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 13] (91)
  • [2004-11-03 16:49]
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Good shot Mike. This iris is the emblem of my province, Quebec.
Tahnks for visiting mine. *

Good to see a genuine wild iris mike this one is well seen with lots of details, a little grain gives it an almost art quality to it.

Hi Mike,

Nice posting, I like the post processing you made on this picture.

Good capture of a wild iris.

Regards from,


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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-11-04 5:41]
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A very artistic shot Mike.
Very good DoF,the flower appears to be floating in space.
An interesting note too.
Well done.

Mike, I agree that this "photo-photo" re-processing has produced an "artistic" effect. The contrasting BG colors add greatly to the impact on this! Pts tommorrow :-(

Hi Mike
Nice note and info too. Beautiful flower and nearly 3-d rendition with contrast with BG. Well done.

I would like to take this kind of pictures, but unlucky my camera don´t work for this. I like flowers, and I LIKE THIS COLOR: MAGENTA. Well done, I like it. Bravo.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-01-05 21:48]

Mike, this looks like a painting. Great job. BG highlights the beauty of the plant, crating a pleasant atmosphere.


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-02-09 19:09]

Personal assessment of the photo: good
Nice visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: great
Personal assessment of the note: very informative

Wonderful colors and nice to see your feminine side, LOL! I'll have to read the snowy owl note to see what on earth you did with retaking it, wouldn't scanning have been easier?

Have a good Thursday, Mike!


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