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Oncocyclus Bearded Iris for *Tatjana*

Oncocyclus Bearded Iris for *Tatjana*
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 3 N: 3088] (10784)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-28
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D-80, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG APO HSM, @ ISO 200
Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flora of the Middle East [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-06 21:58
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Iris sari (Yellow/Oncocyclus Bearded Iris) [in Turk. Kurt Kulağı, ‘Sarı’ İris]

Today a different subject from me:), a beautiful Iris endemic to Turkey which I encountered in Gaziantep during our herpetological trips between rocks.
I would like to dedicate this beauty to our lady friend Tatjana Parkacheva (Tanjicka) for her heartfelt friendship on TL.
Hope you like this MF!

TFL and Cheers,

©Bayram GÖÇMEN, Ege University, Faculty of Science. All Rights Reserved.


Iris are an incredibly diverse group of bulbs and rhizomes, encompassing over 200 species and numerous cultivars. They range widely in cultural requirements, some are drought tolerant, while others require a pond to flourish. Flower color and size vary dramatically as well. Foliage is grass-like or sword-like, and flowers are complex, very showy. The three inner segments are petals, the outer ones are sepals. There are three main categories of irises: bearded, beardless and crested. Bearded iris are the most popular and well known, and come in virtually every color.

Oncocyclus/Yellow bearded iris is ruffled with curved or almost straight leaves 10-15 cm long. One flower blooms from each stem, in a pale yellow/cream with crimson to brown purple-veined petals (standards), sepals (falls) red or brown patch and a yellow beards. This species is native/endemic of C to E Turkey (Çankırı and Erzurum, Gaziantep and around Lake Van) growing in steppes and oak scrubs at up to 2.700 m. Its flowering season is from April to the end of June.

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Merhaba Bayram, splendid light on wonderful flower against a beautiful blurry BG, fine details, good natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Hocam.
Etkileyici ve gözalıcı bir görsellik.Işık, renk ve detaylar süper.Eline sağlık.


Good Morning Bayram,

You have photographed this with great accuracy.
The petals have pin sharp details and are nicely saturated. They are set against an unobtrusive b/g.
Have you blurred the b/g in PS or is it naturally achieved?

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Just wonderful Bayram!
Perfect focus and lovely texture.
Colors and DOF are great.
Tatjana will love it :o)
Congratulations and TFS!


Selam Bayram Bey,
Şapka çıkarılacak güzellikte bir çekim ve sunum. Arka plan güzelliğin alfgılanmasını güçlendirmiş. Teşekkürler
Selahattin E

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-01-07 2:51]

Merhaba my friend...
Beautiful macro with so nice colors, light...
Beautiful texture...

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-01-07 3:32]

Bu ne güzel bir renk cümbüşü Bayram bey,
çiçeğin dokusu,ışık,arka plan çok çok güzel..Ellerinize sağlık.Necla.

Beautiful Iris and well caught. I wonder how it would look if caught in a portrait rather than landscape frame.

Hola Bayram
Bello macro de esta curiosa y original flor de formas irregulares y sinuosas , hermosos colorido y gran encuadre y nitidez
Buen trabajo
un saludo

Hello MF Bayram,

Lovely flower, wonderful colors, perfect BG, excellent work!
Congratulations and TFS

Hello Bayram!
Very sharp this iris and nice blurred background!
Beautiful colours in your picture!
Lovely colours!
Best regards!

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-01-07 5:18]

Merhaba Bayram.

This iris this real wonder!
Splendid POV and DOF, formulation with beautiful light,
it pleases me very.
Tatjana will be delighted.

My best wishes.

Merhaba Bayram hoca,
Olağanüstü canlı renkleri ile mükemmel bir
yakın plan çekim. Sevimli irisin detaylarındaki
netlik çarpıcı. Kutluyorum. Selamlar,sevgiler.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hello Bayram,a perfect macro of this beautiful lily, all its' details are wonderful.
I like the soft subtle colours of the bg.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hello Bayram,
Fantastic macro shot!
Perfect sharpness of that beautiful iris. Lovely colors, great light and nicely blurred background.
Excellent composition and presentation.
Great note.

An impressive macro capture from this beautiful flower with superb details, Bayram Uestad!
The colors are wonderful and the sharpness is perfectly done. The POV is very well chosen and the great contrast between the flower and the blurry BG, is nicely maintained.

A great dedication to Tatjana!

best regards,

Sorry, currently out of smileys :(

hi Bayram,

i see that you certainly changed subject but not skills as your skill mantains great heigth.

the flower is beautiful, exuberant!! and your shot is very impressive, sharp detail, colours, dynamic range, focus...

congratulations and good night


Hello my friend,

What a nice surprise for me. What a beautiful gift from such a wonderful friend. I am really honored.
You made excellent macro shot of this beautiful iris.
Great focus, sharpness and perfectly shown lovely colors.

Many, many thanks my dear friend,

Hi Bayram
This shot is amazing! Very nice and pure colors. Great composition and crisp picture.
Superb job

Olá Bayram

Uma bela foto desta flor exótica
com cores magníficas e textura
maravilhosa. Ótima luz e nitidez.
Bonitas cores de fundo.

Bonsoir Bayram,

(2 jours malade de 39° fièvre mais ça va).

Je n'ai pas oublié de passer voir cette sublime fleur, dédicacée à Tajana.
Les couleurs sont remarquables, les détails sont généreux à notre regard.
Elle est splendide à ne cueillir seulement qu'avec les yeux.
Merci pour le partage.
Belle nuit à vous mon ami.
Bon dimanche.


Hello MF Bayram!

This is a lovely and unique flower. It's beautiful! Great lighting, detail and DOF! A very nice gift for our friend Tatjana.


Merhaba Hocam!!
Wonderfully captured flower!
Beautiful colours,lighting and
texture!Fascinating beauty!
Tfs Selamlar

Fantastic shot Bayram, with a play of light in the petals and an excellent blurred background. Cheers,

Bonjour Bayram,
Très belle macro bien cadrée.
Les couleurs sont douces et la fleur est bien nette.

Hello again!
This bearded iris is beautiful, I love the deep rich colour and speckles. The background is a nice compliment to the color of the Iris. Excellent DOF, details and dedication.
TFS Janice

Hello Bayram! Amazing iris. Wonderful flower. Superb background. Perfect sharp and focus. Fantastic work. Good note. Well done!

Merhaba Bayram,
Nice gift for Tanjichka.
Beautiful iris with beautiful colors.

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