Bill Provost  

Blue Iris by Bill Provost

September 2020 - Blue Iris

About the Image(s)

The Image was produced with a Nikon D4s, with a Nikkor 105 mm lens at f/6.3, 1/160 second, ISO 100. The photo was produced at home with the spring flowers. Always like the first flowers blooming, a sign that winter is over for another year. Hope you like this and it brightens your day a little.

5 comments posted

Bob Laster   Bob Laster
It certainly does brighten the day. Love the Iris in the spring and your white background. Thank you for sharing!   Posted: 09/16/2020 14:36:39

Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
It certainly does brighten my day! I completely missed the irises this spring. I think it's mostly focused where it should be in focus, and soft where it should be, but I think a tiny bit smaller aperture (say f/8) might give the bottom of the front petal and the center a little more punch. Also, I'm on the fence about the leaf in the foreground. I like the way it brings color to capture my interest, but then it does break up the flow of the petal. What do others think?   Posted: 09/16/2020 15:44:56

Abe Chen   Abe Chen
What struck me first about this photo is beautiful purple colors. I also like that you have good detail vein-like patterns in the petal. By the way, I did notice that your image tittle states "Blue Iris", yet on my screen it shows purple hue (?) I concur with Audrey that the leaf in the foreground is a bit distracting, so I play it with PS. Here is the result   Posted: 09/19/2020 15:12:48
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Eric Schweitzer   Eric Schweitzer
I like the color and the sharpness of the veining. I also agree with the comments above. Abe's change make it pop more and the cropping helps focus the eye. When I first looked at the image I thought you did not shoot the flower correctly. With Abe's crop it is clear the intent is to crop of part of the petals. Thanks for brightening my day. With all of the turmoil in the world I need all of the brightening I can get.   Posted: 09/21/2020 09:48:50

Darin Hlavinka   Darin Hlavinka
Love these colorful flowers. The center of attention is in nice sharp focus. The green blade seems distracting to me. It could be moved out of the way next time? Here is my cropping for a different perspective. The upper left pedal was removed and a cropping done (both in PS).   Posted: 09/22/2020 15:38:53
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