We Find The Beauty by Charles & Patricia   Harkins ~ Picture Oregon
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Out to Finley Refuge about ten miles north of Monroe, Oregon, USA where we find the Oregon Wild Iris. The hillsides are covered with the beauty of this fantastic flower. This picture is a seven shot overlay using one layer of HDR for contrast. Used the DMC L-10

Tough leaf iris (Oregon iris) Iris tenax
Range: Common and widespread in most of western Oregon and southern Washington west of the Cascade Mountains. There is a separate race in the Klamath Mountains of northern California. Original material: seeds sent to England by explorer-naturalist David Douglas 1825

Key identifying features:
1. Floral tube between ovary and petals stout and short (about ¼ inch)
2. Narrow spathes separate, leaving ovary exposed
3. Style crests short and rounded
4. Plants form dense, compact clumps with narrow, light green leaves growing taller than the numerous flower stalks
5. Stalks usually bear single flowers, occasionally two
Flower color: Wide color range from purple and lavender to white, cream and yellow.
Habitat: Open or lightly shaded sites in open oak woodlands; unusual in coniferous forests unless they have been logged over.

Picture taken by Charles Harkins
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  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 3 years ago

    Beautifully shot!!!!! :)))))))))))))))

  • Thanks Vicki

    – Charles & Patricia Harkins ~ Picture Oregon

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured Charles.

  • Thanks Julie

    – Charles & Patricia Harkins ~ Picture Oregon

  • Akkra
    Akkraabout 3 years ago

    Very pretty, the colours just pop!

  • Thanks Akkra

    – Charles & Patricia Harkins ~ Picture Oregon

  • Rodney Williams
    Rodney Williamsalmost 3 years ago

    Beautifully framed with the background.

  • Thanks Rodney

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  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! Your BEAUTIFUL image is being
    FEATURED in the group, “Wildflowers of North America!!”

  • Thanks Lorilee

    – Charles & Patricia Harkins ~ Picture Oregon

  • Navigator
    Navigatoralmost 3 years ago

    Spectacular flower and spectacular capture! Congrats on your feature!

  • Thanks Navigator

    – Charles & Patricia Harkins ~ Picture Oregon

  • teresa731
    teresa731almost 3 years ago

    Wow and Wow!!
    You are one of my very favorite photographers on Redbubble!!

  • Thanks Teresa

    – Charles & Patricia Harkins ~ Picture Oregon

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful work..

  • Thanks Lori

    – Charles & Patricia Harkins ~ Picture Oregon

  • Pauline Evans
    Pauline Evansalmost 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL!

  • Thanks Pauline

    – Charles & Patricia Harkins ~ Picture Oregon

  • walela
    walelaalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Thanks Walela

    – Charles & Patricia Harkins ~ Picture Oregon

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