Iris in Black and White by Michael John

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Dietes bicolor, also known as the African Iris or Fortnight Lily.

This black & white capture highlights the different patterns and tonings on the flower.

An interesting looking flower, which was captured in my parents’ backyard, Sydney, Australia.

Canon 400D

Framed Print – Feb 2013

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Petals & Pollen – Jan 2011
Black & White Flowers – Feb 2011
The World As We See It – Apr 2011
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Featured For A Challenge – Feb 2012
Rainbow (B&W) – Apr 2011
Black & White Macro – Jul 2013

102 views at 3/3/11
500 views at 22/2/12

I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 4 years ago

    beautiful, works great in b/w

  • Thanks for that Kathy.

    – Michael John

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanabout 4 years ago

    This is simply beautiful in b/w, instant fave.

  • It is a striking flower. Thanks for the fave Rebecca.

    – Michael John

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Beautifully symmetrical, Michael!

  • Thanks for that David.

    – Michael John

  • bobby1
    bobby1about 4 years ago

    Love it great work:))

  • Thanks for that Bobby.

    – Michael John

  • sedge808
    sedge808about 4 years ago

    I’ve tried to photo these without success.
    Well done. Excellent details.

  • They are amazing flowers. Thanks gav.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 4 years ago

    This one looks good in black & white Mike. Nice photo.

  • Thanks for commenting Michael. And also for the fave.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    The B&W works very well with this Michael!
    The flower really stands out much more than in natural colours.

  • Yes, I am pleased with how it turned out! Thanks for the great comment Trish, and for the fave.

    – Michael John

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaabout 4 years ago

    Terrific shot Michael. Great idea to take it in b&w. So different to the normal colour images.

  • Yes, it really takes on a different perspective. Thanks Ralph.

    – Michael John

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsabout 4 years ago

    brilliant and beautiful Michael, I love these flowers and have always referred to the as native irises… do you know if that’s what they are?

  • Thanks Mark. Yes, they are nice looking flowers but not one of our natives.

    – Michael John

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...about 4 years ago

    in b&w, nice!

  • Thank you Edyta. I am pleased with the way it turned out.

    – Michael John

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