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Iris lortetii

Iris lortetii
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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: 2008-03-26
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Irises [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-09 13:48
Viewed: 4020
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Iris lortetii is another Oncocyclus iris, blooming in late March to early April in the Galilee, in the northern part of Israel. Only a few isolated populations of this lovely iris have survived. Compare to the other Oncocyclus irises in my gallery. The Hebrew name for this one is “Irus Hadour”, meaning “Elegant Iris”. Quite appropriate!
The picture was taken at sunset with the last rays of the sun illuminating the flower from the right-hand side of the picture.

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Bonsoir Ishi
La finesse de cette photo est une grande réussite.
les teintes sont très naturelles.
Merci pour cette découverte

Hi Ishi,
Always pleasant to come across this beautiful iris and sadly as you say they are few and far between.Quite difficult to get a decent image of them because of the contrast in colours but you have done it nicely despite it maybe being a touch dark. A little more light from right would have maybe warmed the image more.The detail is very good.
Regards, David

Hi Ishi, very fine Iris, stunning definition and colouration to go with the excellent Dof...
your getting good at these!! ha ha ha !! best regards h

Hello Ishi,

Nice shot, but dark a bit! TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-12 9:22]

Hello Ishi,
This Iris is really fabulous in its strange combination of colours! Excellent capture in beautiful light. Its shape, sharp details and colours are really wonderful.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-04-13 8:42]

Hi Ishi,
Lovely shot!
Simply great genus of flowers Irises are!

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  • Rafa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 172 W: 0 N: 7] (846)
  • [2008-04-19 6:05]

Beautiful light to this jewel!

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