Hello! Below are a few photos of black irises I found near the entrance to Oakland Cemetery while on my recent photo-trips. As you can see from the photos, even though it’s a called a “black iris” there are threads of purple, magenta, and dark blue running through all the petals. In brighter spots — as shown in the first two photos — yellow sunlight emphasizes the intensity of the purple and magenta shades; whereas those more shielded from the sun — where the light shifts to cooler colors — show blue highlights instead.

Select the first image to see a larger version; and try “View full size” if you would like to get a closer look at the color and detail.



The previous post in this series is:

A Profusion of Irises: Iris No. 1

Thanks for taking a look! πŸ™‚

12 Comments

    1. Thanks! Those in my own garden are off to a slow start this year — getting too much shade from nearby overgrown trees, I think — so I’ve been enjoying Oakland’s instead. I finished post-processing the rest of my photos today, so will be posting all sorts of different colored irises over the next few weeks.

      Thanks for the comment

      Dale

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