Thursday, August 4, 2011

Flower Power Friday, Aug 5th

Wild Iris grow in our woods. They are beautiful and abundant. We've make walking trails through the woods to view and enjoy them.





Hope you enjoy! Happy Friday to all.



42 comments:

Jim McIntosh said...

That is gorgeous. Gee you have a fantastic camera to capture that sort of detail.
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Jessica Brant said...

Mari,
wowzaaaaaaaa.

vibrant purple..... Love it

xoxox
Jess

Flame Heart said...

Brilliant Photo:) I love how the center is so in focus! I shall definitely have to experiment with flower photography in summer. Inspiring!:D

Purabi Naha said...

Excellent...a perfect pic for the desktop wallpaper...your focus is praiseworthy! So much to learn in photography from you!!

Sailor said...

What a beautiful contrast. The deep blue and the pretty yellow inside. Wonderful shot!

David Smith said...

The rich vibrant colors are lovely to look at!! The details are so vivid it appears that I can touch the little yellow buds and sprouts. Beautiful photo indeed!!!!

Aaron Offord said...

beautiful colours one of my favorite flower shots of yours....I have linked this post to the bottom of mine as well....
Oh and you have been stumbled ;)

Tim Good said...

Spiderwort?

Mary said...

Beautiful!  The color and detail is exquisite!

Pamanner said...

Incredible detail!  Love purple flowers! 

totsymae said...

Nature is a beautiful thing. It leaves me speechless sometimes.

Bec Owen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!  Beautiful detail and color!  Stunning shot, Mari...love it ❤

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Yes, definitely. I've been told it's also called Wild Iris. Either way, it's beautiful.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thanks for the Stumble. I too love this flower for it's vibrant color. 

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you, David. The yellow is amazing against the purple - the colors set each other off like fireworks.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I like the fireworks affect of these colors together :D

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I'm glad you are following and learning! I love to teach.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I miss living in California when I could photograph flowers year round. Our winters are so bleak and rainy in Seattle!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

This one's for you - "wild iris"! Beautiful flower with a wild side.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thanks Bec - it's always so nice when they start blooming.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Me too! Thank you for your comment.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

They are amazing. I left you a comment on your site.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

They are beautiful at the edge of the woods. They add a gorgeous splash of color.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

And years of photo classes and seminars plus an art degree. But I think anyone can take fantastic photos with any type of camera and minimal post edit work. Your yellow Friday Flower is stunning :D

Dawn said...

This is just lovely, Mari. I will definitely join in the Flower Friday posting in the near future! I live in TN and our state flower is the purple iris. Nothing defines summer more than the fragrance of an iris, and their varying forms are so beautiful to look at.  I am envious of your walking trails in the woods.  I miss that, living out in the country and being able to walk in the woods. I hope you take more photos as y'all get those trails laid out!

Dawn

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you for your comment. I'll definitely be taking more photos of the trails. :D

Sneha said...

Gorgeous !! Love the color !!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

They are amazing and actually quite small. I love them.

FAYE said...

Woooaaa. I love purple too! :)
And I love your story! I even imagined the moment of you and your husband had and it was soo sweet. .. Gosh. I got twitter-patted. Hahaha.

I dunno how to put an image here. :p

Syed Alfandi Syed Mansor said...

nice..and appropriately sharp for a macro shot.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

FAYE has left a new comment on your post "Flower Power Friday, Aug 5th": Woooaaa. I love purple too! :)And I love your story! I even imagined the moment of you and your husband had and it was soo sweet. .. Gosh. I got twitter-patted. Hahaha.I dunno how to put an image here. :p 

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I'm glad you liked by comment on your blog post about how I met my hubby. Your post was great. 
I'll send you directions on how to post an image :D

melissatandoc said...

Bellissima Mari :)...purple's very vibrant... plus I love its name :)

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I love the name too :D Thank you for the compliment.

Rhyme Me a Smile said...

LOVE the texture in the center of the photo.  I feel like my hands would be yellow with pollen if I touched it.  :)

Scribbler said...

Amazing pic. And a very interesting blog. will return for more. 

keep it goin;) 

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I once smelled a Lilly that had a center like this and walked around for hours with orange pollen on my nose lol.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you Scribbler - hope you do return :D

bod for tea said...

Isn't nature clever to combine colours that complement each other so well? Beautiful shot as always x

Ipoochpr61 said...

ahhh, SO gorgeous !!  i love these.
~laura

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Me too - one of my favorites because of the striking colors. A photographers dream :D

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Yes, a photographer's dream!