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Iris atropurpurea_1

Iris atropurpurea_1
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Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-29
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jmp *3, Iris in the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-29 13:17
Viewed: 4515
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Purple Iris is endemic to the coastal plane of Israel, where it grows on light soil. Due to loss of habitat to building in the most densely populated areas of the country, it is found now only in a few small isolated nature reserves. These flowers can appear in shade of brown, to purple, to almost black.

This is one of the Oncocyclus Irises characterized by a dome shaped flower that can reach about 12 cm in size. We are fortunate to have several of these magnificent irises in Israel. Two of them: I. hermona and I. Haynei, can be also seen in my gallery.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To lousat: Thanks!Ishi 1 03-01 03:32
To nirmalroberts: Thanks!Ishi 1 03-01 03:30
To Miss_Piggy: Thanks, Anna!Ishi 1 02-29 13:51
To matatur: PurpleIshi 1 02-29 13:49
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Hallo Ishi
Beautifully detailed image, with extraordinary dark colour of this iris. Excellent focus and sharp details. Just gorgeous, what more can I say? This is indeed a beautiful flower, that deserves a smiley. Presented and framed in a splendid manner. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Another "endemic" iris from Israel...as a confirmed !Iris! nut, this has just been a great day on Trek Nature..Fragman uploaded "black iris"..another joy...lovely definition and clarity to this image...very nice and really appreciated... regards h

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-02-29 14:43]
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Hi Ishi,a lot of beautifull flowers in your gallery ! You're lucky to live there,thanks to show us,have a nice week-end,Luciano

Hi Ishi,
Interesting to see an Iris in such dark shade. Perfect exposure and nice lighting to show the intricate details in the flower. Thanks for sharing.
- Nirmal

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-03-01 12:20]

Hello Ishi,
Beautiful shot!
Lovely flower!
Ori posted this Iris species too! I'm so thrilled!

* of course I'll add it to my theme :-)

Thank you for this capture and for the beautiful flower Ishi, I couldn't see any purpurescence on Ori's flowers, on yours there are some specks of purple I believe, direction of the light must be playing some tricks, eh friend?

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-03-02 11:44]

Hi Ishi,
This iris would be more abundant! I'd like to see it in my fields too. Perfect colours, light and details.
TFS, Josť M.

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