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Iris mania [20100608|10:56]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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I dropped by the Cambridge University Botanic Garden on Saturday. The irises were in bloom and they were glorious, so I went a bit mad with the camera. I'm rather pleased with the results.

Pink Iris


Abstract Iris


White Iris


The full-bloom period for irises is so fleeting that it's pleasantly surprising to stumble on such specimens, although also I love the way they crumple elegantly as they fade.
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2010-06-08 11:05 (UTC)
They remind me a bit of birds, or insects, with their wings poised upwards in mid-flight (especially the first picture).
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-06-09 14:32 (UTC)
Yes! I thought the pink one looked a bit like a delicate sailing ship floating off into the sunset.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2010-06-08 13:21 (UTC)
Iris-sistable!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-06-09 14:33 (UTC)
Ahaha. Is that a pun in your pocket or are you happy to see me?
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2010-06-09 15:04 (UTC)
I'm always happy to see you! ;)
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2010-06-08 16:32 (UTC)
Absolutely beautiful. The pink iris shot has so much personality. Hopefully though, she won't sing Golden Afternoon.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-06-09 14:35 (UTC)
I don't mind so long as she hasn't got Random Pavarotti Disease.
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From: pbristow
2010-06-08 19:15 (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-06-09 14:35 (UTC)
404, forbidden. :-(
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From: pbristow
2010-06-09 19:15 (UTC)
Darn! Ok, try this one: http://www.bigfinish.com/11-Iris-Wildthyme-Wildthyme-at-Large.

(I wanted to link straight to a decent size image, but no one seems to allow that. =:o\ )
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[User Picture]From: shamroq
2010-06-10 19:40 (UTC)
I feel like if you tried harder you could have made these look far more vaginal.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-06-11 11:00 (UTC)
I remember the first time I saw an exhibition of Georgia O'Keefe's paintings. I thought, "Labias, labias everywhere and nowhere safe to look. YIKES!"
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