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    Iris flowers - Show your pics

    Vullierens Castle is located near Morges, Switzerland, between Lausanne and Geneva. There is a unique collection of Iris, over 600 spcecies, flowering mainly in May-June. Do not miss it if you are in the region - Ça vaut le voyage. More information on http://www.jardindesiris.ch/

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    Can they be Siberian Iris?--that's all I have in my garden--and haven't been elsewhere to shoot irises

    "Blue Sky" Siberian Panasonic 45-200 f/5.6 1/250s ISO 200


    unknown variety in the rain with Ruby Throated hummer
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    Venetian Glass Iris
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    Beautiful shots, Diane. I am impressed by the picture with Hummer, How did you catch it? Did you use fill in flash?
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    Cranberry Crush Iris - Kern Macro Switar 50mm/1.9 on G1 - ISO=100 - Developed in Raw Therapee
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    Bountyful Harvest Iris - Kern Macro Switar 50mm/1.9 on G1 - ISO=100 - Developed in Raw Therapee
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    Acapulco Sunset Iris - Kern Macro Switar 50mm/1.9 on G1 - ISO=100 - Developed in Raw Therapee
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    Midnight Oil Iris - Kern Macro Switar 50mm/1.9 on G1 - ISO=100 - Developed in Raw Therapee
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    I happened to have a recent Iris on-line:


    G1, Panasonic 25/1.4

    I think that is an Iris Kirkwoodil, originating from the area around E of Turkey and NW of Iran. I don't take a lot of images of flowers but can't resist "B&W", or nearly B&W, beauties. A big stone sabotaged better composition. The LCD screen came to good use. Maybe that is nothing to mention but I was happy with it as I use it very seldom at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petermcwerner View Post
    Midnight Oil Iris
    I like them all but this far that has to be a favourite!

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    I love the Midnight Oil and the Kirkwoodii. I have lots of room to add 'flora' and have never explored German or 'bearded' irises (though I have my other 'passions' like viburnums and heucheras). I may have to try a few--lovely photos.

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    I hope it is an Iris. I know I shot it with the G1 but can't remember the lens. I am guessing it was the Nikkor 55 mm f2.8 macro.

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    Nice composition with pleasing results, Hansen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonas View Post
    I happened to have a recent Iris on-line: I think that is an Iris Kirkwoodil, originating from the area around E of Turkey and NW of Iran. I don't take a lot of images of flowers but can't resist "B&W", or nearly B&W, beauties. A big stone sabotaged better composition. The LCD screen came to good use. Maybe that is nothing to mention but I was happy with it as I use it very seldom at all.
    Beautiful iris and beautiful shot, Jonas.
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    Re: Iris flowers - Show your pics

    two from my pond :





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    Beautiful! Great first post. Welcome to the forum.

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    G1 and kit lens.
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    Hi,

    you all seems to have such "exotic" irisses. Are those cultivars ?? Or do they grow like that in nature too ?

    Here in Belgium, it's mostly yellow

    But they are in ample supply :



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    First post here.

    Love the G1. Great macro camera. Have a 90mm f2.5 macro Tamron and use a 100-300 f4.0 ATX Tokina with tubes (OM mount). Use the ATX at 300mm a lot to knock out backgrounds. It focuses to about 6 ft. Seems sharp enough for me. Here is my Iris, don't know varieties, just shoot if it looks good. This was at 300mm, medium aperature 5.6-8.0. Don't think I had to use tubes on this.

    I use reflectors and gobos to control the light. Reflector used here.

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    Forgot. Lots of Lightroom and CS4 work done on most of my images. Remove flower imperfections. On this Iris, the top petal had some ugly brown streaks along the edge. I don't strive for reality - prefer perfection. Spot be gone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leuallen View Post
    Forgot. Lots of Lightroom and CS4 work done on most of my images. Remove flower imperfections. On this Iris, the top petal had some ugly brown streaks along the edge. I don't strive for reality - prefer perfection. Spot be gone!
    Ouuch! I NEVER use time consuming & time killing programs - nature is NOT perfect (but more perfect than men) - why shall I correct nature?

    My pictures are "out of camera", resized with IrfanView - that's all. Spending time with photo manipulation programs is theft of lifetime

    I don't take a picture in 1/100 sec to process it 15 minutes long




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    This pictures are "out of the camera", no postprocessing, only resized with IrfanView.

    G1 + Oly 70-300, no stabilisation, freehand.

    "Iris from my garden"










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    I'm in!



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    Iris detail. 90 2.5 Tamron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leuallen View Post
    Iris detail. 90 2.5 Tamron.

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    Welcome, Larry. I love your point of view and unusual colors.

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    Thanks Cindy.

    I look for interesting geometry (composition), colors, and light. Not particularly interested in showing the flower faithfully or even what type it is. Everything I shoot now is from my own yard.

    The colors are compliments of the G1 with a little help from Lightroom. This camera really delivers.

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    Beautiful shots, Diane. I am impressed by the picture with Hummer, How did you catch it? Did you use fill in flash?
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    Sorry--I missed this question and just came across it.

    To be truthful, this was totally an accident. I was testing my Konica 40 f/1.8--it was raining and I was shooting from my porch. I had taken a shot at f/1.8, stopped down to f/2.8--and just as I was about to press the shutter button--I heard the whir in my left ear--and the hummer (Ruby Throated--our only variety) was 'caught'. No flash, a bit of PP, but basically as it was but cropped to suit. I was in A mode so it was 1/200s (not sure what I would have needed to catch it as the iris--the iris is in sharp focus, but the hummer was moving very quickly obviously) and ISO100.

    I could never have planned this--I've never seen any of our hummers go to an iris before, but it was raining, the hummers were just back and looking for any port in the storm, I guess. The purple attracted it. Pure luck LOL.

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    I found a creame colored one. Tired of purple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leuallen View Post
    I found a creame colored one. Tired of purple.
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    Larrv, Reminds me a bit of Venitian Glsss pn psge 1 of this thread

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    Peter, could be. I don't know the names, just take picture if looks good.

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    Dear Peter,im a new member and am very interested to buy the Panasonic G1 camera.Like yourself i have the Kern Macro Switar 50mm, 1;9 lense and would like to buy the adaptor to attatch to the camera. Do you know where i could buy one or if not the brand name and code details for it ? The flowers are beautiful.. Many thanks, regards Clemo

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    Quote Originally Posted by clemo View Post
    Dear Peter,im a new member and am very interested to buy the Panasonic G1 camera.Like yourself i have the Kern Macro Switar 50mm, 1;9 lense and would like to buy the adaptor to attatch to the camera. Do you know where i could buy one or if not the brand name and code details for it ? The flowers are beautiful.. Many thanks, regards Clemo
    Clemo, I bought this Alpa-Refelex to Leica M adapter many years ago on ebay. It was supposed to couple with the M rangefinder but did not. I kept it nevertheless for use on the R and now the G1 by means of more adapters. It was made in Japan some years ago and I do not know if the firm who made them still exists and still makes them. I suggest a Google search and / or posting on some more leica-related fora.
    Good luck and let me know if you find one
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    Today, not iris flowers, but iris leafs after a heavy rainshower :



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    What a great picture Morning mood and what draws this lens beautifully.
    Is it expensive on Ebay?

    Here is a pic from the special Iris department of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris.
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    Our German and Siberian irises are done, but the Japanese irises are just blooming. Sadly, we have had so much hard rain (this is our 7th day--some of it torrential), that the blooms are suffering. this is the only one that wasn't beaten over in the first blooming. I love Japanese irises--they have a 'butterfly' feeling abou them. I don't remember this one's name (captured in between the hard showers, but surprisingly without any rain drops).

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    Oops !! I see now I did not resize to vertical scale. Sorry about posting such an oversized Photograph.
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    We are late to the party with out Iris blooms. Here is the first "plain Jane" that came out today. Canon FD 50mm f/1.2


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post

    What a great picture Morning mood and what draws this lens beautifully.
    Is it expensive on Ebay?
    Thank you for your kind works Michiel and your beautiful picture. As far as I know they are not on ebay but Vuillerens castle has its own web shop where you can buy them:

    http://www.jardindesiris.ch/index.ph...mart&Itemid=37

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    Quote Originally Posted by petermcwerner View Post
    Thank you for your kind works Michiel and your beautiful picture. As far as I know they are not on ebay but Vuillerens castle has its own web shop where you can buy them:

    http://www.jardindesiris.ch/index.ph...mart&Itemid=37

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    I was talking about the lens actually. It is a photoforum, remember
    I could not find one. I have Iris flowers in my garden in france but they
    are still not blosseming.
    greetings, Michiel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    I was talking about the lens actually
    Michiel, Here a search that will bring up a Switars:

    http://photography.shop.ebay.com/items/_W0QQLHQ5fPrefLocZ2QQ_dmdZ1QQ_dmptZCameraQ5fLenses QQ_sopZ1?_nkw=alpa+switar+&_sacat=625&_trksid=p328 6.m270.l1313&_odkw=alpa+switar+-(robocop%2C+phi%2C+%22lapel+pin%22%2C+mexico%2C+je t%2C+omega%2C+dec%2C+bottle%2C+malt%2C+moda%2C+fra ncovka%2C+sweater%2C+airline%2C+pilots%2C+knitwear %2C+cheese%2C+alpine%2C+franzbranntwein%2C+beer%2C +grinder%2C+eucerin%2C+bains%2C+aviation%2C+chalet %2C+watch)&_osacat=625

    1) The 50/1.9 is the later, much improved version. Do not go for the 50/1.8 and make certain it is the MACRO version. I saw only two 1.9 Macros at prices near $1,500

    2) Even more difficult to find than the lens is the adapter. They were made many years ago in Japan, I do not think the firm who made them still exists. I found a single lens with M adapter:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ALPA-KERN-MACRO-SWITAR-50mm-1-8-AR-w-LEICA-L-M-adapter_W0QQitemZ120395458431QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCa mera_Lenses?hash=item1c0820e77f&_trksid=p3286.c0.m 14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A1|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3 A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

    but it is the 1.8 version. Unless the seller agrees to sell you the adapter alone (you can always try) you would have to buy th 1.8 plus adapter, a separate 1.9 and re-sell the 1.8 to have the best.

    Note that the rangefinder coupling to the M usually does not work. I had the combination for years without being able to use it before buying the G1.

    Hope this helps
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    Thank you Peter,

    This lens looks temting but (to) expensive and hard to adapt. I will stay allert, sometimes you run into things by surprise.
    I did not know about these lenses and their connection to Alpa.
    Thanks anyhow for looking into it.

    Greetings, Michiel

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    Some Siberian Blues and another "plain Jane". Taken with G1+Tachihara+homemade adapter back+Rodenstock APO Sironar-S 135mm f/5.6




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    Found some Irises on the side of a country road.
    G1 and Canon 50 f/1.2 ltm wide open
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