June 12, 2012
No idea what kind of flower this is, apart from Blue (or is it purple?)!
Beautiful. I’m guessing an iris.
Thanks I’ll take your word for it.
Oh and the bokeh effect is fabulous.. like and impressionistic painting. Excellent.
Thank you. Achieved with the help of my new f1.8 lens and HDR Pro
Oy, Pymmy… Pull yourself together – its an iris. (nice pic btw). McB.
Ps- still playing with Nik HDR? I like it!
Yes – Thanks
It appears to be a blue 16 petaled double breasted seer sucking penis fly trap. Do not go near it naked.
As its in a public place I have no intention to go near it naked. However, if it wasn’t ………………..
I looked it up in my flower encyclopedia, Adrian…it says it’s a beautiful blue-purplish flower…that’s the technical name for it…thought you’d like to know. 🙂
Very nice photo.
Thanks Scott – couldn’t have put it better myself! And the latin genus is…….
You’re welcome, Adrian…and I believe It’s “somethinorothera.” 🙂
that’s cute, seekraz hee hee
Thank you, Lynne. 🙂
Nice bokeh 🙂
bokeh – is that what you did to the bg? What is bokeh?
In photography, bokeh (Originally /ˈboʊkɛ/, /ˈboʊkeɪ/ boh-kay — also sometimes heard as /ˈboʊkə/ boh-kə, Japanese: [boke]) is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image. Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”. However, differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause some lens designs to blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye, while others produce blurring that is unpleasant or distracting—”good” and “bad” bokeh, respectively. Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field. Photographers sometimes deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions.
Bokeh is often most visible around small background highlights, such as specular reflections and light sources, which is why it is often associated with such areas. However, bokeh is not limited to highlights; blur occurs in all out-of-focus regions of the image.
Beautiful shot! I would go with Iris.
Thanks Christina. Iris is the popular choice.
Love it! And the background is perfectly mesmerizing!
Thanks Jeremy – know what you mean about the background.
Pretty flower, but I really like the background. 🙂
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