“Electric Blue”


Shot of a very up close and personal Iris, shot this at extremely shallow 2.8 and tried to use the stamens as a focus point, I really liked how the blue and the colors of the stamen seemed to pop off the screen. This is another one that looks real nice blown up to around 13×19. Thanks for taking a look.

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19 thoughts on ““Electric Blue”

  1. paintingartist

    How bout dat mohawk? Beautiful photo Bernie. Shots like this really help us to fully appreciate these beautiful flowers. The thing I love about digital is the things you see a lot of the times when you get back to the studio and put the images on screen. It blows me away! Beautiful pic Bernie! Is this the one you were telling me about?

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  2. Bernie Kasper Post author

    Thats the one Boyd, my basic philosophy is to shoot a ton of images on a subject and do my editing back in my office, I had set the camera to bracket and shot about 50 shots of this one image. After a lot of time with my nose stuck to the monitor I came up with this shot, I spend way more time behind the computer now but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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  3. conchlife

    You got skillz. I can only imagine what you may pull off if we find some birds of paradise or wild orchids in bloom upon your arrival. We are firing up the boat this weekend in case you want to try to macro barracuda teeth. Hehe.

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  4. Lori

    Gorgeous. When I think of iris, I think of my grandmother..and my mother. My grandmother used to enter hers in contests and we have many metals from the 1960’s for her blooms.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. janina

    It’s certainly a different viewpoint, Bernie! Not something I’ve seen previously with irises. ‘Dat mohawk’ is a winner, such detail and fine lighting. Love it! ;o)

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  6. montucky

    Absolutely beautiful, Bernie! I greatly appreciate both your great photos and your comments about how you shot them. It’s a learning experience for me!

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  7. Photo Buffet

    Bernie, I don’t know how I missed this amazing floral macro before. It is rich in color and absolutely stunning! I’ve tried many times to photograph irises up close, but they seem so shiny and the light never cooperates. I don’t call a shot perfect very often, but I can’t imagine how you could have captured it more beautifully.

    Your work is a blessing to viewers!

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  8. photodeldia

    This is great! I love your flora images! I also love to photograph flowers and it’s always my goal to get closer and closer and closer to the flowers! Beautiful work!

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  9. deb

    Thank you for the beautiful images. I love them! Wish I could hit the road and visit the areas you depict. Keep up the good work.

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