Into a blue iris dream... by steppeland

Hoge Dijk-collection
Amsterdam-Abcoude, the Netherlands

Into a blue iris dream…

This beautiful patch of blue irises (Iris spuria) seemed to be dreaming in the warm morning sun, and dragged the viewer into their dream…

Photo made in the wild flowers- and herb garden at ‘Zon Alom’ – centre of the Nature Association “de Ruige Hof” , an organisation that works for the preservation of two natural area’s in Amsterdam South East: “Klarenbeek”, a part of the Hoge Dijk, and the “Riethoek” (Reed Corner) .

The “Hoge Dijk” (High Dike)
is a natural area in the South of Amsterdam SouthEast, adjacent to Abcoude ( Google Maps )
There are large water parts and lots of reed lands and low bushes, and wooded area’s.
Just like the Reed Corner (Riethoek) it’s a very precious natural ecosystem close to the highly populated neighbourhoods of Amsterdam SouthEast.

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Pentax-M zoom1:2.8-4 40-80mm lens
Exposure 1.250 sec, f. unknown mm
ISO 200
Date: june 2010

Featured in:
Flowering bulbs (July 13, 2011)
Art Universe (July 4, 2014)
Top10 in:
Water Iris photo’s (Oct. 21, 2011)
Amazing challenge entertainement – Blue flowers
Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups and challenges (July 10, 2014)

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See more of my Hoge Dijk collection
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Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)

Related work:

Meadow thistle – triptych

Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandalmost 4 years ago

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Flowering Bulbs group group.

    Please check out our Challenges

  • Wonderful, Cee, thank you so very much for your continuous support and encouragement.

    – steppeland

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 4 years ago

    beautiful . . . .

  • Thank you so much, Lorilee, for your kind comment and fav!

    – steppeland

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved feature!

  • Thanks a lot, Linda, for your kind congrats!

    – steppeland

  • Aimelle
    Aimelleover 3 years ago

    so pretty Step :))

  • Thanks you so much, sweetie! ^^

    – steppeland

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    I admire your beautiful artwork, you have great eyes & talent my friend:)
    Thank you to inspire me and friends; Be warm smile to someone a day, people are our friends…
    Best regards,

  • Thank you , my dear friend, your words are always so encouraging and uplifting! It means a lot!

    – steppeland

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Such beautiful colours, great capture!

  • Thanks a lot, Ray, for your visit and kind compliment!

    – steppeland

  • Darlene Lankford Honeycutt
    Darlene Lankfo...over 3 years ago

    Water Irises Photo Challenge
    October 20, 2011

  • Great! Thanks a lot for the good news, DeeZ!

    – steppeland

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellabout 3 years ago

    It’s a delight to congratulate you as a top ten winner in the Focus is Flowers Challenge Feb 26 2012!

  • Very late but still heartfelt thank you, Marilyn! Sorry I missed it…

    – steppeland

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp10 months ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you, Larry!

    – steppeland

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