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Iris unguicularis ssp. cretensis

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 24 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"

Iris unguicularis ssp. cretensis, the Cretan Iris, is a perennial with short stems and many straight, narrow leaves which resembles grass. It is one of the most beautiful colored irises and endemic to Crete. It forms clumps with many violet flowers which bear ompressive white and yellow patterns. Habitat: phrygana, stony locations and on slopes.

Image: Spili (Crete) - 08/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Een mooie foto van deze Iris. Ik hou van de scherpte en onscherpte in deze foto. Heel mooi gedaan.

24 Mar 2011 9:13am

Florence from Paris, France

Lovely macro, and exquisite details on the petals, and colors are awesome. Nice crop and lovely deep DOF.

24 Mar 2011 9:26am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

super marcro !! great

24 Mar 2011 11:22am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Bright and joyful colours!

24 Mar 2011 2:26pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Beaucoup de détails et une photo très originale ...compliments

24 Mar 2011 10:33pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/200 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
150 mm

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