Evening Iris

By: Jconnphoto

May 28 2011

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Category: Flowers, Night

1 Comment

Focal Length:105mm
Shutter:2.5 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Photo blog day 288, May 28, 2011

I have Iris flowers all over my yard but right in front of the deck I have the biggest white Irises I’ve ever seen. The entire flower is about as big as my hand and they are pure white. I thought it would be neat to capture the flower in the night, well after the sun has set and at the moment twilight gives way to full darkness. I actually had been hoping for moonlight to help me out but since it appears we are in the waning phase of the moon and the next full moon isn’t until mid-June I decided I had to make do tonight. I simply set a longer exposure so that the camera would absorb whatever light was left from twilight.  I positioned the camera slightly above the flower, with the dark wood mulch below and a dark bush behind it allows the flower to look as if it is on a black backdrop. I wanted to show how delicate and ethereal the petals of the Iris are. I also was tempted to correct the white balance but the blue tinge is reflective of the time of day I took the image and decided to leave it well enough alone.



One comment on “Evening Iris”

  1. Nice textures and I like how you’ve isolated the flower from the background.

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