Spring Splash

by matwhittington

Out in the park again this morning - spotted this rather lovely splash of colour on an otherwise pretty grey morning. Does anyone know what plant this is?? Taken with the DA* 300mm
Uploaded13/03/2010 - 15:25
CategoryFlowers & plants
Shutter Speed1/160
Aperturef/7.1
LensN/A
ISO800
Focal Length300mm
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paulgee20
Posted 13/03/2010 - 15:27 Link
Miniature Iris Mat, in a Park it will be the wild variety. I think its 'Iris Reticulata' - or 'Harmony'


Paul
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Edited by paulgee20: 13/03/2010 - 15:32
matwhittington
Posted 13/03/2010 - 15:29 Link
Thanks Paul - that was quick Lots of shoots coming up - a week or two and the place will be full of colour I think...

Regards

Mat
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StephenLewis
Posted 13/03/2010 - 19:56 Link
Wasn't too sure, but felt it may have been some iris. Thanks Paul for the identification. I quite enjoy this picture, reminds me that Spring and Summer can't be that far off!!

The focus and DoF is superb. Looking forward to seeing more.

Stephen
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matwhittington
Posted 13/03/2010 - 20:27 Link
Thanks Stephen! - I really think spring is just about here in London - seems a bit later than usual but soon the place will be full of colour again - and bugs... macro...

Regards

Mat
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shanegeach
Posted 13/03/2010 - 20:55 Link
hey mat good capture, funny that you finding these. I have shot 4 decent ones today at lunch, it is indeed a miniature iris.......

Have a look at my one im uploading shortly and you'll see what a difference a piece of white card can do to your flower.......
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Jumbo48
Posted 13/03/2010 - 20:58 Link
What a beautiful shot Mat such a vivid colour, lovely.

Regards John.
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matwhittington
Posted 13/03/2010 - 21:16 Link
Thanks Shane and John - Shane, having seen your shot, I don't think I'll leave the house again without a piece of white card!

Regards

Mat
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Jo
Posted 13/03/2010 - 22:14 Link
Beautiful. I see the point behind using a white card, but prefer this flower shape-wise. It's a perfect flower and pretty symmetrical - so for my taste it might look too perfect to be true on a white background.

Jo
shanegeach
Posted 16/03/2010 - 12:33 Link
Jo wrote:
Beautiful. I see the point behind using a white card, but prefer this flower shape-wise. It's a perfect flower and pretty symmetrical - so for my taste it might look too perfect to be true on a white background.

Jo

i do agree with jo, its a good shot.... i do hope you to see your attempts in the future...

all the best

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