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Fleur de lis

Fleur de lis
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Copyright: Deborah Kelleher (Debz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-24
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, 52 mm Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Iris in the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-02 13:33
Viewed: 4363
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this last summer when a heavy shower had just stopped and the sun came out again.
I thought of posting this as it is raining in the south of England at the moment. I hope you will like it and solve the mystery.

Fleur de lis Courtesy of Mike (Fisher) at TN

The fleur-de-lis (or fleur-de-lys; plural: fleurs-de-lis) is a stylised design of an iris flower which is used both decoratively and symbolically. It may be purely ornamental or it may be "at one and the same time political, dynastic, artistic, emblematic and symbolic",[1] especially in heraldry. While it has appeared on countless European coats of arms and flags over the centuries, the fleur-de-lis is particularly associated with the French monarchy. It is an enduring symbol of France, but, being regarded most notably as the emblem of the monarchy, was not adopted officially by any of the French republics. In North America the fleur-de-lis is often linked with old French settlements like Louisiana or Quebec.

It appears on military insignia and the logos of many different organizations, and during the 20th century it was adopted by various Scouting organizations worldwide for their badges. Architects and designers may use it alone or as a repeated motif in a wide range of contexts, from ironwork to bookbinding. As a religious symbol it may represent the Holy Trinity, or be an iconographic attribute of the archangel Gabriel, notably in representations of the Annunciation.[2] It is also associated with the Virgin Mary, the goddess Isis, and Mary Magdalene.

Shot in RAW, adjusted shadows in RAW and used colour burn tool in Photoshop.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To GLEM: Fluer de lisDebz 1 03-06 18:45
To Fisher: Fleur de lisDebz 1 03-06 18:39
To claudine: Unknown flwoerDebz 3 03-02 15:18
To simon182: Unknown flwoerDebz 3 03-02 15:13
To Fisher: Unknown flwoerDebz 1 03-02 14:36
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"Blue Flag" Fleur de lis"

Nicely captured.


Hi Debz,

Fantastic macro of this crystal sharp flower. The colour you have achieved is very natural and your low point of view does wonders for the composition. Depth of field is perfect as Claudine mentioned leaving the background soft. The water droplets make the shot special and excellent work on your behalf to get out straight after a downpour and look for opportunities.

Well done,

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
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Hi Deborah,
très jolie fleur avec une agréable fraîcheur donnée avec les gouttes d'eau. Très bonne lumière et sublime couleur.


Es un Iris precioso Deborah.
Muchas gracias y un cordial saludo, JL.

Hello Deborah,
What a nice picture! I love this great texture and details you captured. Those colors, DOF and composition are superb. Sharpness and exposure are wonderful; I love those drops of water. This is very well done! Thanks,

Bonjour Deborah,
Très belle image très détaillée et fort bien colorée dans laquelle le sujet est superbement mis en valeur.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi again Deborah ,
excellent details.
lovely colours. i like these droplets.
well done

Excellent macro good detail and nice light. very well done tfs rgds Necip.

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