Thursday, June 2, 2011

Purple Iris

Today I am joining a summer photo meme called "the Crazy Days of Summer."  I've been wanting a Friday challenge and this is the first week, so it seems like the perfect one to join.  Even better the first week's theme is flowers.  I love taking pictures of flowers.  Makes me wonder if I should get a macro lens instead of a 50mm for my birthday.

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Anyway, this is my week's entry:

I am also linking this to Bumble and Light because I am following her new weekly training "How to Take a Photograph" and today she asked for photos where we break the rules of composition and still love the photo.  I'm a little nervous to link up since it implies that I KNOW the rules to break.  However, I originally cropped this photo to the rule of thirds and didn't like it--at all.  There was too much green on one side and just not enough space around the flower on the top and bottom.  I couldn't take the photo at a wider angle because it was surrounded by dying flowers.  So I might have broken a ton of other important rules or obeyed them;  I don't know.  I do know that my favorite part of the flower is smack dab in the middle of the photo and THAT is against the rules, right?

So blah, blah, blah...hope you enjoyed my Iris.  It is my favorite flower.



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19 comments:

{Stephanie}The Drama Mama said...

Wow, that really is a gorgeous shot.

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

What a beautiful iris! I transplanted a bunch of these a couple weeks ago. I can't wait for them to start blooming!

Thanks so much for joining us with the Crazy Days of Summer photo challenge. I just love your iris. Following you now via GFC! Have a great day. :)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

It's gorgeous Cedar! I love the bright purple against the green, the rain drops on top defined petals and also how you can peek right inside the flower.

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, I just love this gorgeous shade of purple --so rich and vibrant! I love the water droplets on the petals... wonderful capture. :)

alicia said...

lol on your hemming and hawing over your shot. I LOVE IT! It's just beautiful. The color, compostion, those tiny raindrops ... so glad you are joining us for crazy days of summer. Can't wait to see more of your work! And you're gonna LOVE your 50mm! Are you getting the 1.8 or 1.4?

Ashley Sisk said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous shot.

Physibeth said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous! Lovely! I'm not sure if centering your subject breaks the rules if you are filling the frame like this is. Also that fuzzy tongue part of the flower seems to fall on the lower horizontal third line and it is the focal point. Great job all around!

Sarah said...

It's a beautiful shot! Love the water drops.

~ Noelle said...

i just LOVE this..
i think the water droplets make it that much more captivating

Leovi said...

Beautiful macro with beautiful framing, excellent color. A very exotic flower.

NYCSingleMom said...

You really capture the colors of the iris. Wow. Love the photo challenge.

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Aramelle @ One Wheeler's World said...

This is stunning! I love everything about it. :)

All of these pretty flowers are giving me such great ideas for my landscaping. I MUST add the iris to list of "some days." Thanks for the inspiration!

Scott said...

Great photo. Love the colors.

Michelle said...

It's gorgeous! I love that color!

Tiffany said...

So beautiful...love the color, the crop, and the water droplets!

Tiffany

DaenelT said...

What a beautiful capture and I see what you mean about it flowers filling the frame ~ spectacular. I imagined the thirds photo and I think your crop was the best choice.

Sarah said...

The colors are amazing! I LOVE this photo!!

Miriam said...

How lovely to 'see' you here. I just found the meme today. I love love love the iris and the colour. The beads of water are beautiful.

Trish said...

Absolutely stunning photo and the colours are so vibrant