Looking down on Moonlit Water

This is an iris called "Moonlit Water", an abstract capture of the flower which is hard to recognize as I am looking directly down upon it. The plane of focus is on the falls, but you can see the stands in the front, out of focus, like soft clouds edged in gold.

If you'd like to see a side view of the same flower, here is one:
https://plus.google.com/photos/photo/102800378120583985907/6309548296335984146

#FloralFriday #floralphotography #iris

Looking down on Moonlit Water

This is an iris called “Moonlit Water”, an abstract capture of the flower which is hard to recognize as I am looking directly down upon it. The plane of focus is on the falls, but you can see the stands in the front, out of focus, like soft clouds edged in gold.

If you’d like to see a side view of the same flower, here is one:
https://plus.google.com/photos/photo/102800378120583985907/6309548296335984146

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"Cranfil's Gap" is the name of this amazing iris

For +The American Iris Society with +andi rivarola
#iris #flowerphotography #floralfriday #floralphotography #flowercolors #flowerpower

“Cranfil’s Gap” is the name of this amazing iris.

For +The American Iris Society with +andi rivarola
#iris #flowerphotography #floralfriday #floralphotography #flowercolors #flowerpower

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For #FloralFriday here is a tiny part of a Geranium flower. 

For #FloralFriday here is a tiny part of a Geranium flower. 

Also for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
#BTPMacroPro+BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
+MacroAddict #floralphotography #macro4all #macrophotography  

For #FloralFriday here is a tiny part of a Geranium flower.

Also for #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
+MacroAddict #floralphotography #macro4all #macrophotography  

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Look closely

Zinnias are amazing.  The seductive red center is surrounded by little gold spirals, tiny yellow petals wrapped into tight coils.  Look between them and you'll see tiny red sprigs of fractal-like detail, reminiscent of a dragon's tongue or a single lick of fire.  Then you reach the fuzzy starfish.  More than a dozen of these little yellow starfish form a circle between the flower's center and the outer petals.  Their arms are like pipe cleaners, covered in dense fur to catch the dusting of golden pollen.  Among the fuzzy starfish and the first of the wide, flat petals, you can see delicate yellow strands.  The petals, you'll notice, get more and more orange the farther they are from the center. 

You might have gone your whole life without ever seeing a zinnia flower. 
Life's like that.

For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels
#BTPMacroPro+BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#macrophotography #macroaddict #macro4all #flowerphotography #floralphotography #floralfriday #zinnia #yellow #orange  

Look closely…
Zinnias are amazing.  The seductive red center is surrounded by little gold spirals, tiny yellow petals wrapped into tight coils.  Look between them and you’ll see tiny red sprigs of fractal-like detail, reminiscent of a dragon’s tongue or a single lick of fire.  Then you reach the fuzzy starfish.  More than a dozen of these little yellow starfish form a circle between the flower’s center and the outer petals.  Their arms are like

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Delphinium flower anthers

For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels  and
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Benjamin, +William Banik, +Magy Duarte & +Olivier Poulet

#floralfriday #floralmacros #floralphotography #purpleflowers #purple  

Delphinium flower anthers

For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels  and
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Benjamin, +William Banik, +Magy Duarte & +Olivier Poulet

#floralfriday #floralmacros #floralphotography #purpleflowers #purple  

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Red Lily Abstract

For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels  and
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Benjamin, +William Banik, +Magy Duarte & +Olivier Poulet

#floralfriday #floralphotography #flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowercolors  

Red Lily Abstract

For #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten +Anja Wessels  and
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Ruth Benjamin, +William Banik, +Magy Duarte & +Olivier Poulet

#floralfriday #floralphotography #flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowercolors  

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Dreaming in Daisies

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen
#floralfriday #daisies #floralphotography #macrophotography #macroaddict

Dreaming in Daisies

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen
#floralfriday #daisies #floralphotography #macrophotography #macroaddict

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They seem to be entwined in a lovers' embrace

Pink Poppies for #pinkandgreen  by +Mz Maau 
and for #poppypics +Poppy Pics curated by +Rosie Nixon 
#flowerphotography   #flowerphotos   #floralfriday   #floralphotography   #poppyphotography   #poppies   #poppy  

They seem to be entwined in a lovers’ embrace.

Pink Poppies for #pinkandgreen  by +Mz Maau 
and for #poppypics +Poppy Pics curated by +Rosie Nixon 
#flowerphotography   #flowerphotos   #floralfriday   #floralphotography   #poppyphotography   #poppies   #poppy  

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Gypsy Romance Iris

Happy Friday everybody!!!

For #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk
and #FloralFriday created by +Tamara Pruessner and curated by +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +Eustace James 
and for +The American Iris Society by +andi rivarola
#purplecircle #flowerphotography #flowerfriday  
#iris #irisfestival #irisflower #flowerpower   #floralphotography #flowercolors #flowers  

Gypsy Romance Iris
Happy Friday everybody!!!

For #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk
and #FloralFriday created by +Tamara Pruessner and curated by +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +Eustace James 
and for +The American Iris Society by +andi rivarola
#purplecircle #flowerphotography #flowerfriday
#iris #irisfestival #irisflower #flowerpower   #floralphotography #flowercolors #flowers  

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getting up at 6 am… so totally worth it!

I am tired and sore all over after an early AM expedition to the botanical gardens to photograph irises.  The weather was perfect!  I think I got some great shots 🙂

Irises have the most amazing colors.  This one is called Indian Sunset

For +The American Iris Society curated by +andi rivarola
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk
#iris #irisfestival #irisflower #flowerphotography #floralphotography #floralfriday #flowercolors #flowers  

getting up at 6 am… so totally worth it!

I am tired and sore all over after an early AM expedition to the botanical gardens to photograph irises.  The weather was perfect!  I think I got some great shots 🙂

Irises have the most amazing colors.  This one is called Indian Sunset

For +The American Iris Society curated by +andi rivarola
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk
#iris #irisfestival #irisflower #flowerphotography #floralphotography #floralfriday #flowercolors #flowers  

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