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Purple Iris

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 21 May 2012 in Plant & Nature.

A purple iris - one of many this Spring in Clark Gardens.

Surrounded by native woodlands and tucked away down a country road between Weatherford and Mineral Wells, Texas, is Clark Gardens Botanical Park. What began as the Clark's private garden in 1972 is now a botanical masterpiece.

NIKON D5000 1/90 second F/13.0 ISO 400 63 mm (35mm equiv.)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Oh, that wonderful shape...showing off all the way, its veils, its hair, the coif on top ribboned in the sway to the left...what a protest against death! (Which will come too soon for this beauty!)

21 May 2012 5:06am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Excellent light captured. Splendid image.

21 May 2012 6:18am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

I love the backlighting - brings out the color. Lovely

21 May 2012 6:29am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

'Let there be light' . . and what pure and wonderful light you were given !

21 May 2012 7:47am

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Great color, superb

21 May 2012 8:24am

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Great color, superb

21 May 2012 8:24am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A marvelous capture of this very beautiful flower. Fabulous use of very beautiful light in this shot.

21 May 2012 9:30am

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Isa from Vaucluse, France

Magnifique photo !

21 May 2012 10:10am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Excellente image.

21 May 2012 10:11am

arvin from sari, Iran

Very nice
Flower Color

21 May 2012 11:29am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Pretty purple Iris:)

21 May 2012 11:39am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Your lighting has given it an inner glow! This is stunning Barbara! ;-)

21 May 2012 11:50am

tataray from france, France

Une fleur superbe, belle réussite des détails et couleurs.

21 May 2012 12:50pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Such a beauty! The light and the details you captured here are wonderful.

21 May 2012 12:58pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

gorgeous iris! I love how the light is hitting those petals, great shot!

21 May 2012 2:29pm

franz from Baden, Austria

this is a masterpiece, too, seen against the light and with beautiful and matching surroundings !!

21 May 2012 2:51pm

Bron from Canberra, Australia

A perfectly lovely bloom!

21 May 2012 2:56pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Superb !

21 May 2012 3:45pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

another beautiful flower photo. You are getting a lot of saturation in your colors and it looks terrific.

21 May 2012 4:19pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Oh so beautiful, superb light.

21 May 2012 4:58pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I adore purple iris. This is spectacular.

21 May 2012 5:25pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


21 May 2012 5:28pm

Akbar&Armaghan from gorgan, Iran


21 May 2012 5:28pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully shot, a lovely image

21 May 2012 5:34pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Such a beautiful standout in the sunlight! Great colors, textures and play with shadow!

21 May 2012 5:53pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Wow! Beautiful...

21 May 2012 6:49pm

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Another PERFECT shot !!
Good luck.

21 May 2012 6:56pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Lovely shot

21 May 2012 7:13pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Magnifique lumière !

21 May 2012 9:05pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


21 May 2012 9:08pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wonderful colors and fabulous light !!! Beautiful shot ...

21 May 2012 10:07pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This is magnificent, a certain 5 star image, Barbara ... * * * * *

21 May 2012 11:17pm

Bill Brown from California, United States


22 May 2012 12:53am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

So beautiful..wish they would last all summer...well they last quite a bit ...

22 May 2012 3:20am

Wendy from Canterbury, New Zealand

A gorgeous shade of blue and blue always seems to look so good with green. The Irises are lovely. You are in good company with Vincent Van Gogh!

22 May 2012 9:31am

Lili from United States

Quel iris beau! :)

7 Jun 2012 4:25pm

1/90 second
ISO 400
63 mm (35mm equiv.)