Iris after a shower

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Another from my roving about after the spring showers Tuesday night. Some very old iris has gone feral here, with just grass for a BG. About the only thing I’ve planted that doesn’t seem to be edible.

Specific Feedback

All comments welcome! I couldn’t resist going in close for the detail here.

Technical Details

Screen Shot 2023-05-05 at 11.39.04 AM

Focus stack, with minimal LR adjustments and just very slight retouching in PS after it was done. Cloudy light.


This looks like the type in my backyard - pale and frilly. Water droplets help everything, don’t they? They add freshness and interest and a variety of shapes that’s fun to explore. Cropping down works well to invite the viewer to explore the shapes and colors more than I think a whole flower would because we know that whole flower and this is a bit more unexpected to me. And I know what you mean about stuff you plant being tasty - I’ve given up trying to maintain much besides annuals. Between the deer, rabbits, mice, chipmunks and who knows what else, they don’t stand much of a chance.