Iris Times

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Taking a break from my San Juan Island trip to enjoy some of the irises that are in full swing in the garden now. The morning light was lovely on the weekend, and the macro lens on the camera. The day after taking these shots I read LensScaper’s post Late Light and new I had to post them sooner than later; it is the same light whether shining in England or Victoria, and to be celebrated in both.

A gallery of more images can be found at the bottom of the post.

The white iris has had its foliage featured here before. I like all these varieties, but overall I favour blue irises, and small yellow ones when they can be found. But the purple one (that’s what I call it) shown above and below has some extraordinary details.

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To open the gallery and see larger versions, click on any thumbnail below, use the arrow keys to navigate and escape to return to this page.

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Canon EOS 5D MkII, Canon EF 100mm/f2.8 macro lens, exif data in gallery views.

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16 thoughts on “Iris Times

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    • Hi mimo – nice to have you around here, your work is among my favourite. The light was just right for these. I especially appreciate the light in the top shot, the way everything is glowing.

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  3. Excellent little portfolio, ehpem, especially White 1 & 2. It took me a while to decide, though, because they’re all so nice. We also have some iris in out garden and my only complaint is that the flowers don’t last very long. But they’re beautiful in bloom and the foliage is very nice, too.

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    • Thanks Ken. I like those white ones too – I took quite a few, but getting the focus just right was difficult. Iris flowers are soon gone, but I really like their leaves, especially the big dominant leaf varieties which stand out from the crowd.

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