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A Wild Iris II

A Wild Iris II
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Copyright: Elton Brown (cdplayer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 108 W: 14 N: 90] (436)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-11
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/20 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Iris in the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-18 12:54
Viewed: 3701
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bruce Peninsula is where Tobermory is located. There are many places too hike their player trails for that Or just to sit down and relax and enjoy the view. Here is another image of the wild Iris that I took during my stay in that area.

This place has been around for quite awhile it's hard to believe that people are just discovering it. I planned one returning to Tobermorey it before the end of summer. I hope to have a better understanding of the camera that I am using. By the way the water at Tobermorey is crystal clear so a lot of people go up to do scuba diving.

Iris versicolor, also commonly known as the Harlequin Blueflag the Blue Flag Iris and other varitations of those names, is a species of Iris native to North America where it is common in sedge meadows, marshes, and along streambanks and shores.

I. versicolor is a perennial herb, usually 10-80 centimeter. high. This iris tends to form large clumps from thick, creeping rhizomes. The unwinged, erect stems generally have basal leaves that are more than 1 cm. wide. Leaves are folded on the midribs so that they form an overlapping flat fan. The well developed blue flower has 6 petals and sepals spread out nearly flat and have two forms. The longer sepals are hairless and have a greenish-yellow blotch at their base. The inferior ovary is bluntly angled. Flowers are usually light to deep blue and in bloom during May to July. Fruit is a 3-celled, bluntly angled capsule. The large seeds can be observed floating in the fall.

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Hi Elton
Excellent shot of this wonderful wild Iris.
I like the blue color that is more beautiful with your great BG

Good follow up shot, detail and exposure are on the mark again.



Well composed. I like the "alternate" POV as opposed to taking the pic from directly above. I also posted one of a Lion's Paw that shows an alternate view. Have a look and let me know what you think. The DOF and blurred BG make it detailed enough to be a well detailed pic and a sharp subject.


Great shot and great composition Elton.
Superb colors and details.
Great POV and BG.

Hello Elton,
Macro work well done here!
Nicely composed image, where the flower really stands out thanks your well chosen DOF...
Good colours and details, silky crisp feeling!
Pablo -

Hello Elton,
Nice photo, nice iris and good composition. TFS.

Hello Elton!

Salut Alain,

In my area we call it Blue Flag

Note:The Blue Flag is the provincial flower of Quebec, having replaced the Madonna lily which is not native to the province. See here too ;)

The drop on the stem is a nice touch! Tfs. Jay

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