Blue Iris

Blue Iris

Because there can be only one …. Does anybody remember that show or am I dating myself … again? In this case, there was only a single blue iris growing in my sister and bro-in-law’s yard. At the time I didn’t think much beyond how beautiful it was (and how lonely it must have been), but later on, I realized it was summer and this iris was apparently trying to be a rebel, because iris usually just bloom in the spring, don’t they? Here it was in July.

This image was captured with a 100-400mm telephoto on my Canon 1DX. I left the macro lens at home (despite my “kitchen sink” attitude where I like to try and pack every bit of gear I have with me). The 1DX was set to track and focus on movement (flowers swaying in the breeze) and it has a fast enough fps speed that I applied the burst method (aka “spray and pray” to get clear shots of the flowers, not only in a Yakima neighborhood but also in Mount Rainier National Park.

Copyright Rebecca L. Latson, all rights reserved.

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Filed under 1DX, Canon, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, Canon Lens, flowers, Uncategorized

2 responses to “Blue Iris

  1. Ken Kemp

    Becky, that is a beautiful shot of a beautiful flower. The light greenish background really makes the blue iris stand out. I also like the grass stem across the bottom diagonal, showing the natural setting. The big lens might very well have captured this scene better than a macro would have.

  2. the clarity and color are amazing..words can not describe the beauty of the Iris that ou captured.

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