Macro Monday #25

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early june (3)

Irises in my garden

(I. pseudacorus is a vigorous herbaceous perennial forming extensive colonies to 1.5m in height, with bright yellow flowers up to 10cm in width, the falls with brown veining in the centre, in mid and late summer.

Common names:Β Iris Aquatica. Iris lutia. Yellow Flag. Yellow Iris. Fleur de Luce.
Segg. Sheggs. Daggers. Jacob’s Sword.


27 Comments Add yours

  1. RuthsArc says:

    Thanks for this lovely blast of summer colour and flower. You have brighter my midwinter evening Jude πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s a bit like that here at the moment Ruth!

  2. Sue says:

    Lovely detail, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Sue. Camera should be returned this week so I should be able to get the macro lens in operation again! Apparently they (Olympus) have stripped it down and replaced the shutter system!

      1. Sue says:

        Wow…bit worrying, though! Mine has just returned 10 minutes ago, with repaired rear screen after an argument with a very heavy, fiercely sprung door….. Looks like new!

        1. Heyjude says:

          You’d have thought they’d have replaced it, but we’ll see how it behaves now. I do hope it is cured!

        2. Sue says:

          The service guys do a good job!

        3. Sue says:

          The only annoying thing is that everything is reset to factory settings, and I’m just having to re-customise mine ready for my next photographic sessions…..

        4. Heyjude says:

          Ah, yes. I am discovering that aspect.

  3. Tish Farrell says:

    This is a lovely photo. And I’d only recently spotted some, or their close cousins, in Wales where they grow in the wild. I fell in love with them as a child, but it was only the recent trip that reminded me of same. And now your wonderful photos. Serendipity πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      They’d look rather nice with some blue ones mixed in. I shall have to see what I can do.

      1. Tish Farrell says:

        They would. I the blue ones too -especially the Tuscan ones that orris root powder comes from.

  4. Arkenaten says:

    Beautiful. There are a few of this species of Iris in our pond, though nothing flowering at this time of year.

  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Goodness, I didn’t know they could grow so tall, they will look really impressive!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Almost over now Gilly, and yes they are tall!

  6. Pat says:

    A beautiful composition, Jude. I spent some time studying it and smiling big!

  7. Gorgeous colour, Jude. I love Irises.

  8. restlessjo says:

    Serendipity indeed! Our walk this morning took us past a lake that had oodles of these beauties by the water. Tiny orchids too πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ah, now, orchids I do not have.

  9. desleyjane says:

    Lovely colour! And I spotted the little bug underneath 😊 I read above that Olympus replaced your shutter system – how is it going now?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Only got it back today. Will take it out for a session soon πŸ™‚

  10. Wiepkjen says:

    Beautiful pictures. Love the little ant πŸ™‚
    On my own blog I replied to your comment, but as I am not sure you will read that I will repeat it here:
    I would be happy to join in with your garden challenges. I love your blog and was already planning to come back to it regularly.
    I discovered all of Ed’s blogs have been totally deleted. Hope nothing bad happend to him.

  11. Sonel says:

    What a perfect capture of these stunning flowers you have in your garden Jude! Love their colour. πŸ˜€

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Sonel. Lovely cheerful irises, but over now, nice whilst they lasted though.

  12. Two weeks ago I saw a few yellow irises in northeastern Illinois, where they’re alien invasives.

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