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Orange Bearded Iris by Pat Centeno

May 2022 - Orange Bearded Iris

May 2022 - Pat Centeno


About the Image(s)

This orange bearded Iris just blossomed in front of the garage. As I shot it just before sunset, flash was used on the iPhone. ISO20, 1/43 sec, 28mm, f/1.8. Although a spring flower, it reminded me of orangey-rusty-brown color variations similar to a pile of drying autumn leaves (with a caterpillar). I used Procreate to clone in petal tips shot too closeup (and cloned out part of a solar light glowing below.)

6 comments posted

Bob Shor   Bob Shor
The black background on this image really make the colors pop. Nice post processing.   Posted: 05/06/2022 18:43:48

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
I agree, Pat, the colors are more like fall, unusual for an iris! The flash really makes it pop, without being too noticeable.   Posted: 05/07/2022 17:33:10

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
An exquisite and unusually-colored iris. The lighting is very nice and it highlights all the beautiful details in the bloom. Your edits were nicely accomplished and there are no traces to suggest anything other than a completely natural image. Nice job!   Posted: 05/07/2022 23:38:36

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
A beautiful image of Orange Bearded Iris. The black B/G really makes it pop. The details and colors in the flower are very good.   Posted: 05/12/2022 10:58:18

Gene Eckhardt   Gene Eckhardt
Nice job with the dark background - the Iris pops right out. Beautiful crop. Love to shoot Iris. Suggest that you consider adding a touch of contrast to bring out the texture and a slight brightening of the beard to make I pop. Season to taste.   Posted: 05/16/2022 19:12:21
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Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
Your image reminds me of the autumn ginkgo leaves. The dark background makes all the details of the iris stand out. The angle you shot shows the beautiful petal of the flower. For some reasons, I think that the petals on the top compete with the open petal in the front. I'd prefer to lighten the top part a bit more to accentuate the open petal.   Posted: 05/18/2022 23:22:31


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