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I took this the night after I took Nighttime Iris . Unfortunately It was quite windy meaning I had to boost up the ISO to bring down the shutter speed so I could catch it still in between gusts.

I used the same technique of a 1 second exposure and then used that time to paint the light onto the flower using a torch with two pieces of white paper to diffuse the light.


Cannon 500D (RAW)
EF-S 18-55mm IS (30mm)
Manual Exposure Program
Manual Focus
1 Sec Exposure
f 4.5
ISO 800


Minor adjustments in Adobe Lightroom including enhancement of colours and detail in flower and darkening of the background plus noise reduction in Adobe Photoshop using Noiseware Professional

Not as happy with this one as Nighttime Iris but still like the starkness of the white against the black background.

Any comments, advice or criticism would be greatly appreciated


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white, night, flower, plant, nature, garden, closeup, macro, iris


  • micpowell
    micpowellover 4 years ago

    Interesting composition!

  • Thanks alot micpowell. As I said not entierly happy with this but I uploaded anyway.
    Cheers again,

    – Danny Clarkson

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Beautiful iris!!! :D

  • Thankyou for your comments Cee

    – Danny Clarkson

  • Untamedart
    Untamedartover 4 years ago

    It was certainly worth all the preparation that went into the shot. They look like they are dancing with their swirling skirts. Love it.

  • Glad you like it Untamedart. I have never saw it as dancers with swirling skirts but I can see where you are coming from. Thanks for commenting.

    – Danny Clarkson

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 4 years ago

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 4 years ago


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