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© Karen K Smith
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Photo Info
UploadedJune 2, 2009
TakenMay 30, 2009
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Exposure1/200 sec at f/14
FlashRed Eye, Auto-Mode
Focal Length88 mm
ISO400
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Purple Batik Iris.
Batiking is an ancient way of dying cloth. Wax is applied in a pattern then the fabric is dipped in dye. The color doesn't penetrate the wax leaving the pattern. This bearded iris is really called a batik iris.

Canon Digital EOS Rebel XT
aperature: f14
exposure: 1/200 sec
focal lenth: 88mm
ISO: 400

55 responses

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    Excellent colors and detail! Super job!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    I agree with Joe!! Lovely.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    Super macro, Karen! lovely color....

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    Fantastic closeup! The colors and detail are wonderful.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    The tunnel of iris!! Amazing shot, wonderful colors, and the light is perfect!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (2 Jun 2009):

    perfect title for this beautiful image!!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (2 Jun 2009):

    Stunning, Karen. Wonderful clarity, colors, and detail.

  • Martin E. Morris

    Martin E. Morris (Deleted) gave props (2 Jun 2009):

    It's all been said.Excellent image!!!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (2 Jun 2009):

    Awesome! Love it!!!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (2 Jun 2009):

    Wow!!! This is just gorgeous, Karen!!! (and, I just bought a Canon Rebel EOS T1i. Maybe you could give me a few lessons?!)

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (2 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful colors and the close up is awesome...Well done!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    Awesome Karen!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    Karent,,,awesome work

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    Excellent choice for this theme! This is a beautiful shot!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (4 Jun 2009):

    Oh...Yeah! It rocks!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (4 Jun 2009):

    Came back to vote!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (4 Jun 2009):

    Yeah it Rocks! Voted!

  • Ted Gorczyca

    Ted Gorczyca gave props (4 Jun 2009):

    great capture

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (5 Jun 2009):

    Voted for this lovely shot. Well done

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (5 Jun 2009):

    Oooooooooo, what's not to love?!! My vote

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (5 Jun 2009):

    Well I'm supposing I don't have to know the meaning of "Batik" to know this is darn gorgeous!!

  • J Rossi

    J Rossi (Deleted) gave props (6 Jun 2009):

    Excellent theme entry, got my vote!!!

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (6 Jun 2009):

    Fantastic shot!!!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (6 Jun 2009):

    Back to vote.

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (6 Jun 2009):

    Back to vote!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (6 Jun 2009):

    WOW!! This is soooo beautiful!! It rocks!!

  • stuart s

    stuart s gave props (7 Jun 2009):

    Great shot. Voting Yeah.

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (7 Jun 2009):

    vote

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (7 Jun 2009):

    This is very beautiful!!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (8 Jun 2009):

    So beautiful Karen, thanks for the story too!........(voted)

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (8 Jun 2009):

    Came back to vote

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (8 Jun 2009):

    amazing capture so well done !!!

  • Kristine Bailey

    Kristine Bailey gave props (9 Jun 2009):

    got my vote !

  • Nasera S.

    Nasera S. gave props (9 Jun 2009):

    Yes, voted!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (10 Jun 2009):

    back to vote on this lovely flower shot!

  • Bridget

    Bridget (Deleted) said (12 Jun 2009):

    gorgeous!

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (14 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful swirling colour Karen!

  • Trish Meyer

    Trish Meyer (Deleted) gave props (14 Jun 2009):

    Lovely macro and good theme entry.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (15 Jun 2009):

    My vote for sure,,,fabulous capture

  • David Lee Tiller

    David Lee Tiller gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    Multiple OH! OH! 2 Beards? Excellent macro and composition Karen. Thanks for the info. The Batik is my favorite of all the Irises. Peace D

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (17 Jun 2009):

    Gorgeous florals, Karen! Gets my vote.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (18 Jun 2009):

    fabulous..

  • Camil Seisanu

    Camil Seisanu gave props (24 Jun 2009):

    fits the theme well, excellent idea :) V+

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (24 Jun 2009):

    Your inside the iris! Super shot. Voted

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield said (25 Jun 2009):

    Back to vote!!

  • Ruth York

    Ruth York gave props (26 Jun 2009):

    Just gorgeous! Makes me feel I could crawl in and take a nap!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (30 Jun 2009):

    wow !!!

  • Mojca Savicki

    Mojca Savicki gave props (6 Jul 2009):

    Wonderful Karen, love this purple colour!

  • Jerry Pittman

    Jerry Pittman gave props (6 Jul 2009):

    WOW, absolutely beautiful. Gets My Vote

  • Kim Pascu

    Kim Pascu gave props (7 Jul 2009):

    Beautiful shot

  • uttamkumar pal

    uttamkumar pal said (25 Jul 2009):

    WONDERFUL, I CANN'T BELIEVE THAT IT IS BATIK PRINTING. THANKS

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (8 Aug 2009):

    I love bearded irises. I can smell its sweet scent. And if you've ever looked through many of my shots, you know I love flower portraits. This is excellent. "Yeah!" R

  • Charles

    Charles (Deleted) gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Beautiful macro image. So sharp and colorful with texture up the wazoo. Excellent work. Got my vote.

  • Rebecca Sheehan

    Rebecca Sheehan gave props (18 Aug 2009):

    beautiful iris! voted!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (1 Sep 2009):

    Came back to vote....!!!!!!!!

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