The iris is called Earthborn, and in a sense, these are three horizontal cross-sections…

The iris is called Earthborn, and in a sense, these are three horizontal cross-sections created by the focus plane.
– The first image shows the ruffle's edge in focus. 
– The next shows the "standards" petals farther down where the veining is visible. 
– The third shows the "falls" petals in focus, while the standards are out of focus.  Look at the top right of this photo and you can see a tiny part of the "beard", in focus, pointing away from the flower's center.

Iris flowers are usually shown from the side, which gives a more accurate depiction of the flower's true appearance.  In order to see this view, you have to stand directly overhead.  It is anything but ordinary. 

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