Large Wild Iris, Fairy Iris (Dietes grandiflora) – Royal Botanic Gardens
Whilst I made this photo from one of the many patches of wild irises in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, these irises are actually in bloom everywhere imaginable at the moment. There are about 10 of these plants next to the bus stop at the end of my street and seem to flower continuously at this time of year.
This is the flower which I photographed many times at different Apertures last week so that I could share the settings and how Aperture changes the background DOF, but as I mentioned in a previous post, I accidentally deleted the whole folder off my Canon EOS 500D that night.
I had used my 100mm macro lens, my 50mm 1.4 prime lens and my 18-200mm telephoto on the one flower and it would have been an interesting series of images to compare – both the different lenses and the different Apertures.
But all I have left is a landscape & portrait size from the Canon EOS 600D – 2 photos. The image below was shot with the 100mm Macro lens. It was a bit windy, but the fast shutter speed captured it reasonably well. (compared to today’s blustery wind which is almost back to gale force & no hope of flower photography outdoors).
ISO 400, f/3-5, 1/640