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Iris Germanica - Basic flower anatomy

Iris Germanica - Basic flower anatomy
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-14
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-14 2:21
Viewed: 4544
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The flower consists of many different parts. Some of the most important parts being separated into both male and female parts.

Male Parts

This is the male part of the flower. It is made up of the filament and anther, it is the pollen producing part of the plant. The number of stamen is usually the same as the number of petals. But not in this case.
This is the part of the stamen that produces and contains pollen. It is usually on top of a long stalk that looks like a fine hair.
This is the fine hair-like stalk that the anther sits on top of.
This macro shot was taken early in the morning, using the available natural light only. No reflector or flash! The camera was set in tripod with the mirror lock up engaged, and 2 seconds self timer on.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-09-14 2:55]

Hi George
What a great and lovely shot!
Colors are amazing and details are perfect!

Great impact with these dazzling colors George, the short DOF is perfect for this. Very good use of the natural light, a pleasure to view :)

Ciao George. Great DOF, bright colours and fantastic playing of light. An artistic one very well done.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-14 6:02]

Only God can create something like this, lovely close up with fine details. tfs.

Ciao George, a different macro from you, splendid artwork with fantastic light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi George,
truely fantastic colours and a fascinating composition beside a great sharpness. I like very much.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-14 9:26]

Hi George,a magic composition and a beautifull idea,but for me there are a lot of parts out of focus,i know how is difficult this macro and how is great your idea,but the result isn't what me...and i think you...had imagine.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.

George, your presentation here GREAT in colour and may be artistic compostion. As a biologist i tried to understand the kind of flower, which species? But i could not find any knowledge in your note. The shallow DOF does not allow understanding complete anatomic features of this flower. May be my English is not sufficient to interpretate somethings, but i hope you can understand me what i say.
Friendly regards,

PS. May be you can accept this comment as payback! Yesss!!
Payback! because if you want to find any fault with one, it is really easy! because there are faults in every things even in splendid ones. Nothing flawless!:))
By the way, the butterflies allready have their own eyes:))) You see!
I am teacher but i do not want to pointing you. You have to check MY INTRO PAGE once more! I think you've found new supporters in these days and you get excited again.

Hola George

Una verdadera belleza de la composición del interior de esta flor, colores muy agradables y bonitos, buena nitidez y perfectos contrastes. Una imagen para mi excelente.

Una explicación tambien excelente.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hy George
I agree with the fact that this image is very very artistic, proving once more your skills as a photographer.
But, from the botanical point of view it is completly wrong! What you have photographed here is the tepal of the Iris flower. There is a group of irises which have this characteristic, called bearded iris. The stamen is hidden in the upper "tepal" that we ussualy see which is in fact the stigmat transformed in such ormation.
So, I will suggest to you to look carefully at a Iris flower to identify those components.

All the best,

Hello George !
This flower make me think of a bundle of fiber optic ! It´s amazing!
Nice photo ! Well done !
best wishes,

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