This lovely iris reminds me of a flamenco dancer, so I put a brightly-colored wall behind her to showcase her talents. I photographed her at the Toronto Botanical Garden in June of 2009, when the irises were in full bloom.

I processed the flower with Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Contrast Color Range and then added 4 textures with various blend modes to create the wall.

Nikon D80 with Nikon 60mm micro lens.

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I am a photographer living in Massachusetts and my passion is flowers. I take the time to reveal the special beauty of each flower and I hope that comes through as you look at my work.

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  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful! Wonderful color and texture!

  • Thank you so much, Tracy!

    – Anita Pollak

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Flowering Bulbs group (clickable banner)

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  • Thank you so much for the feature, Cee!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...almost 3 years ago

    I agree with your dancer interpretation. I’m glad I’m not the only one with a tendency to anthropomorphize flowers. :) The colors in your “wall” are wonderful – exactly reversing the balance of yellow and red-orange in the flower. Olé!

  • Thank you so much, Celeste. I do enjoy anthropomorphizing flowers and this lovely lady made it very easy for me! I played with a lot of different textures (that’s half the fun, right?) before I found these, and I’m glad you like the result!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devinealmost 3 years ago

    You get full marks for this,Anita! Such colour! Such beautiful detail in the flower!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Bette!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much, Rene!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful colour and texture !

  • Thank you so much, Morag!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Claudia Kuhn
    Claudia Kuhnalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful comp and textures

  • Thank you so much for your kind words, Claudia!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you, Karen. It’s good to see you back!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Tangerine-Tane
    Tangerine-Tanealmost 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous work!

  • Thank you so much, Tangerine-Tane!

    – Anita Pollak

  • Miles Moody
    Miles Moodyalmost 3 years ago

    Splendid work, Anita. Your Iris is lovely; the bdgrd texture is a work of art in itself.

  • Thank you so much for your kind words, and for the fave as well!

    – Anita Pollak

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