View Full Version : Iris

06-27-2010, 05:16 PM
This one was by itself.

Mad Aussie
07-17-2010, 04:30 PM
Here's a thread we let slip by unnoticed ...

Is this normal for them grow in the water like this? Is it a lily of some sort?

07-18-2010, 02:00 AM
It's an aquatic iris. They're both ornamentals in water gardens and a noxious weed in a lot of states. They grow profusely wherever there is shallow water and mud. They're great subjects because the yellow contrasts so nicely with the vibrant green leaves. Get a nice sunny day and you can have endless hours of fun finding angles for the light to shine through and around the petals and leaves.

Mad Aussie
07-18-2010, 02:10 AM
Cool. Would make a great shot if you could down low enough to have it with both water and sky behind then.

07-18-2010, 03:43 AM
In this case, it would have been water and apartment buildings. It was growing in the pond.

Mad Aussie
07-18-2010, 03:48 AM
Damn nature ... always getting in the way of progress!!