Iris Surprise

This is a pretty straightforward shot.  My wife planted these Iris several years ago. Nothing. Then this year, boom. Tall and beautiful and full flower. Early morning sun brings out all the richness. A long tel macro setting at about 550mm, from 4 feet away, isolates the bloom against the background.

Canon SX20IS. F5.7 @ 1/320th @ ISO 200. Programmed auto.

A touch of Recovery in Lightroom (mostly for the background). Some Fill Light and Blackpoint right. Added Clarity and just a tiny amount of Vibrance. Sharpen landscape preset.

From The Yard: Kennebunk ME.

And for the alternative view: more or less the same shot at 28mm and Super macro from centimeters away. This plant is in open shade, not full sun.

5 Responses to “6/7/2010”

  1. 1 Jane Klorer
    06/07/2010 at 6:25 am

    Has been a great year for Iris in the Northeast! Great color!

  2. 06/07/2010 at 8:14 am

    Still waiting for iris here is Scotland. I love the colours in the op shot.

  3. 3 Wendy Hollands
    06/07/2010 at 8:17 am

    very beautiful!!!

  4. 06/07/2010 at 8:19 am

    Oops, that should read ‘top shot’.

  5. 06/07/2010 at 4:55 pm

    Gorgeous! Stunning! Lovely colors.

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