Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Photo a week...

Late again.... I have excuses.... oh, you don't want to know? 'kay....

I'll just post my lovely photos then.... Here are a few beautiful pics of my pastel lilac coloured iris. It is one of two plants...one has no flowers at all this year.......and sadly, this one only has two stems of flowers. But... they are amazing.














...so fragile and delicate looking ... this particular shot looks like a watercolour painting....














Susan mentioned last summer about using a "white board" behind flowers to get some great photos... and I like to try it now. I don't really know what the heck a white board is...but, I use a large white poster paper or my watercolour paper.... whichever is easier on the day. Sometimes it is a bit awkward to balance a larger piece...and sometimes I need a large paper to hide other garden "stuff"....














The first pic was taken on a cloudy bright day...the last 3 in a late part of another day... with rather dim light...... no flash used....














I love the look of all of them....

17 comments:

For the love of a teddy bear said...

oh, very pretty and you took really nice pictures too. have a nice day! hugs, Jennifer

Jennifer Rose said...

very pretty, they do look like a watercolour painting :)

Abi said...

Yep, they are beautiful. I agree with jennifer - at first I thought it was a watercolour painting!

Shashi Nayagam said...

They are very beautiful thank you for sharing and yes they do look like water colour paintings.

Linda Fleming said...

They do look like water color paintings- beautiful!

HElen said...

Love the irises! Beautiful photos and forst one - I thought it is painting, gorgeous!

Maria said...

Hello Vee,
Great pictures of the irises. You have the hang of it!

HAPPY CANADA DAY! Wish I was there to celebrate it with you guys.

Hugs,
Maria

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vee,

Love the photos of your Irises.
The white background does make them stand out well and yes, it does look like a watercolour.

Happy Canada Day to you.
Hugs
Carolyn

Serena said...

beautiful photos, vee.....they do look like paintings, particularly the first two. thanks for the tip on using white board.

Michelle Eaton said...

So pretty, I thought It was a painting at first.

Sue said...

Your pics are beautiful! I thought they were professional ones that you had lifted from some site!
Stunning.

Elenka said...

You're right...I had to look twice to see if they were actually watercolor paintings. What beautiful colors.

Marie Antionette said...

Hi VEE,the pictures of the irises are just beautiful.I have the beared irises,all kind of colors.They are a breathtaking flower.You did a great job on these pictures. Take care...Marie Antionette

Terra said...

Your iris photos turned out beautifully, and thanks for the idea about a white board background.

Carla said...

They are just gorgeous photos!

Kerry said...

Beautiful photos and they do look like a watercolor, lovely color of the iris!

Sandy said...

Wow, gorgeous gorgeous!!! It does look like a painting, I'm going to have to try the white board thing.