Siberian Iris

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Siberian Iris

Uploaded: June 06, 2006


Canon 28-135 lens @ 135mm f/5.6 @ 1/180 ISO-200

Exif: FNumber: 5.6, ExposureBiasValue: -4/2, ExposureTime: 5.55555555555556E-03, Flash: flash fired, ISO: 200, WhiteBalance: manual white balance


William Johnson June 06, 2006

This was taken a few days ago at Hamerton Zoological Park Nr. Cambridge, UK. Comments welcome. #459567

Rachel E. Slepekis June 06, 2006

Pretty colors, and I like the cropping.
The one petal nearst the lens is little out of focus, but I know that is probably just out of the DOF. Still a pretty shot.
I can't see the whole plant, but this lookis like what we call a "Siberian Iris".
Anyway, nice job. #2859895

William Johnson June 06, 2006

Thank you Rachel for your comments and pointing out the correct name. I will insist, on calling it a lily, for some reason. Bill J. #2860012

Rachel E. Slepekis June 06, 2006

No worries, some names are just easier to remember...right or wrong : ) #2860041

Ugur Erkmen June 06, 2006

Nice colours and DOF Bill. #2860334

William Johnson June 06, 2006

Thank you for commenting Urgur. Bill J. #2860347

Laura Kubasiewicz June 06, 2006

i like the leaves in the background, good job! :) #2860929

William Johnson June 06, 2006

Thank you Laura. Bill J. #2861025

Nadya Johnson June 06, 2006

Gorgeous, Bill! The blues are totally "divine"! I don't think the one petal slightly out of focus hurts: when you're in that close, it's going to happen. Anyway, the eye is drawn to the clearly focused patterns on the petal to the left: the patterns are spectacular! Nice shot! #2861827

H. Scott Wallis June 06, 2006

Great shot... I love flowers.... #2862288

Carol Teal June 06, 2006

Very nice Bill; it really stands out against the dark background. A very beautiful flower, whatever it is called! Funny how we get stuck on a name sometimes...Justin's first teacher this year at school (before they changed him to another class) was Mrs. Campbell, but over and over I called her another name that began with a "C", can't even remember what now. Justin kept saying...remember the soup! #2862313

William Johnson June 07, 2006

Thank you for your very nice critique Nadya. I had intended that the striped petal to the left was to be the main point of focus. Glad you like it. Bill J. #2862850

William Johnson June 07, 2006

Thank you very much Scott. Flowers can make very nice subjects can't they?
Bill J.

William Johnson June 07, 2006

Thank you Carol. I seem to have a lot of dark background shots being posted lately, don't I? Bill J. #2862866

Ray Clarke June 07, 2006

I'm with Nadya on this shot Bill! I think when you are that close you got the best you could expect. Great colours and composition.Well Done!!!(R) #2862922

William Johnson June 07, 2006

Thank you for your comments Ray. Bill J. #2863496

Bill Wyatt June 07, 2006

Gorgeous colors and details, I like the designs in the petals. The clarity is outstanding against the dark background! #2863704

William Johnson June 07, 2006

Hi Bill, Thanks for your comments. Bill J. #2863871

Amy JACKSON June 12, 2006

Gorgeous flower and great capture, Bill. I think you did a great job on this. #2886202

William Johnson June 12, 2006

Thank you very much for commenting Amy. I'm pleased that you you like it. Bill J. #2886700

Jenny Bosmans June 14, 2006

Beautiful Iris and capture of it, Bill!! Gorgeous colors!! #2896228

William Johnson June 14, 2006

Thank you for commenting Jenny, nice of you to say so. Bill J. #2896365

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