Wet and Wild
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|A memory of summer for Bob Shannon. Hopefully this will make you (and others, myself included) feel better in the face of some serious winter storms.|
This simple iris is one of the best known harbingers of summer in my state, never seen until the earliest flowers have gone by. When irises bloom, it means that summer weather is finally upon us. In south coastal Maine, this is usually the second or third week in June. They only last a short time, so it is a time of opportunity for flower fanatics and photographers.
These flowers are found wild all along the southern Maine coast, but are also seen in many yards because they are so easily transplanted from the wild (or is it the other way around?). A cluster in a typical wild situation right near the ocean is shown in the workshop.
tech note- minor tweaking of shadows/highlights/contrast/total saturation; no adjustment of hue; cropping and one step PS sharpening
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- [2008-12-21 7:12]
Yes, this beauty and hopefully make Bob feel better. Beautiful capture of this fine colored and patterned iris, very simple yet effective. tfs.
- [2008-12-21 11:49]
hi bob, wow amazing. the colors are so great and the sharpness is just perfect! great job. tfs.
striking iris, which one is it ??? TFS Ori
Intéressante publication avec cette très belle macro, bien composée, valorisant bien le sujet par la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Well composed and good color tone!
You're catching well the feature of this elegant flower.
And, big and small water drops on petals draw out a good effect in the whole as well as the shade of ones in the upper side, I think. It's vivid about the contrast between purple color of the front and deep green ones of background.