Iris

The iris was designated as Tennessee's state cultivated flower in 1933. There are about 170 species of iris in many different colors. While the state legislature didn't name a particular color, the purple iris is commonly accepted as the state flower.
Lovely!!! wonderful lighting and DOF!
posted April 10th, 2012  
Perfection ... color and dof are stunning.
posted April 10th, 2012  
Just perfect!
posted April 10th, 2012  
very nice, i have some purple ones in my yard but they are still a few weeks off.
posted April 10th, 2012  
Congratulations Carolyn - this is stunning. I love irises - what a perfect state flower!
posted April 10th, 2012  
One of my favorites, I love the purple Iris. Your shot is spectacular
posted April 10th, 2012  
Beautiful...great capture of yellow hairs! Love the colour, one of my favourites.
posted April 10th, 2012  
Beautiful Carolyn… one of my favourite blooms captured fabulously.
posted April 10th, 2012  
Very pretty!
posted April 10th, 2012  
Such a pretty color
posted April 10th, 2012  
Gorgeous shot.
posted April 10th, 2012  
Fantastic close up. Super sharp.
posted April 10th, 2012  
This is beautiful, Carolyn! I noticed that mine were budding and should be opening soon. I just love the purple ones. Beautiful picture!
posted April 10th, 2012  
This is one of my favorite flowers!! I especially love the purple. Beautiful shot!!
posted April 10th, 2012  
Intense colors, nicely done.
posted April 10th, 2012  
lovely, I like shooting these and orchids. I love how you managed to get the colour to pop from the background
posted April 10th, 2012  
This is my favorite! Great colors and details! fav
posted April 10th, 2012  
Wow. Awesome capture..Love the intensity of the colours!
posted April 10th, 2012  
Gorgeous
posted April 10th, 2012  
Fantastic shot!
posted April 10th, 2012  
Its color is awesome
posted April 10th, 2012  
I have never seen a two toned one! This is gorgeous! All we have are purple, pink, and I think yellow....The processing on this (I guess you did it through processing) is spot on! it is super saturated and vibrant! Love it!
posted April 10th, 2012  
Beautiful!
posted April 10th, 2012  
And a very nice specimen. We have some growing in the neighborhood that I've been trying to get a photo of. I've been able to do it, but I always end up with something else that's a little bit better each time.
posted April 10th, 2012  
The color on this is incredible. Definitely a fav
posted April 10th, 2012  
Beautiful colors!
posted April 10th, 2012  
Beautiful!!!! Amazing detail!!!!
posted April 10th, 2012  
amazing deep color
posted April 10th, 2012  
Nice choice for a state flower
posted April 10th, 2012  
Beautiful photograph!
posted April 10th, 2012  
Beautiful - love the delicate petal edges.
posted April 10th, 2012  
The color is amazing. Beautiful flower!
posted April 10th, 2012  
beautiful.
posted April 10th, 2012  
Beautiful, stunning colours and focus !
posted April 10th, 2012  
Beautiful close up, gorgeous detail
posted April 10th, 2012  
Marvellous colours and capture!
posted April 10th, 2012  
Wow! Fabulous colors and detail!
posted April 10th, 2012  
Fabulous color and detail.
posted April 10th, 2012  
Beautiful colours and lovely patterns in those petals.
posted April 10th, 2012  
Wow this is lovely!
posted April 10th, 2012  
Great shot, color and composition.
posted April 10th, 2012  
Love the rich colors! FAV!
posted April 10th, 2012  
Beautiful sharp focus and color! Mine are just coming out of the ground!
posted April 10th, 2012  
Gorgeous shot!
posted April 10th, 2012  
so gorgeous Carloyn.... what a stunning colour:)
posted April 10th, 2012  
Beautiful DOF. Lovely shot.
posted April 10th, 2012  
Gorgeous colours and DOF!
posted April 10th, 2012  
Gorgeous....amazing color. Fav.
posted April 10th, 2012  
stunning shot
posted April 10th, 2012  
Perfect light, perfect colors, perfect picture. Congrats on the PP too.
posted April 10th, 2012  
Awesome. Beautiful . great capture of the flower, his colors and the light.
posted April 10th, 2012  
perfect shot, beautiful colors, i like
posted April 10th, 2012  
So pretty .. Beautiful shot!
posted April 10th, 2012  
What a gorgeous color! Very pretty!
posted April 10th, 2012  
This is gorgeous!
posted April 11th, 2012  
Thank you for the beautiful iris. You do know that they are Tennessee's state flower
posted April 11th, 2012  
@cjriggs Thank you! I included that in my description. When I was still teaching kindergarten, I always did a unit on Tennessee and the children would color an iris. :0)
posted April 11th, 2012  
so pretty!!
posted April 11th, 2012  
Congrats on the PP with this GORGEOUS Iris pic...I had to come tell you that I saw it on there and right below it was your open winged butterfly pic that I commented on on Facebook last night. They went together nicely!
posted April 11th, 2012  
@cjwhite Did I know you taught Kindergarten? I had forgotten, if so! Funny how we teachers "find each other" on here.
posted April 11th, 2012  
Third time's a charm...I thought I'd faved this, but checked and had forgotten to! So faved it now!
posted April 11th, 2012  
@espyetta I taught for 17 years. Thirteen of those years were in kindergarten. :0)
posted April 12th, 2012  
@cjwhite Oh....cool! I should have known!
posted April 12th, 2012  
beautiful! fav
posted April 12th, 2012  
If this isn't perfection, I don't know what is!
posted April 12th, 2012  
Stunning colours and fabulous detail - congrats on the pp!
posted April 12th, 2012  
Carolyn, love this shot. The Iris is my favorite flower and you've created a wonderful image.
posted April 15th, 2012  
aaah so this is how to do a perfect flower shot!
posted April 17th, 2012  
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