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Photo of the Week 93

Photo of the Week 93
It's once again Friday.  It's once again time to celebrate the weekend.  It's also time again to wonder about Cramer Imaging's featured "Photo of the Week."  Don't worry, we won't leave you in suspense any longer.  For this week, we have chosen this photograph of a large but delicate purple iris flower to feature.

Irises are amongst the later spring flowers blooming in Idaho gardens.  For this reason, we didn't lead our season with this flower despite how much we like it.  We waited for the time to be right to share it with you.

We got these flowers one year when someone we know was looking to get rid of some of their excess iris plant growth.  We received three very hearty starts which quickly yielded flowers the next year.

This plant was stuck in the ground next to an old stump which hasn't been removed yet.  It was an attempt to hide some of the less pleasing aesthetics of the remaining wood.  The plant is not tall enough to hide the stump but it does add a little camouflage to it.

When the irises come out, they explode out.  Sadly, they are easily damaged by the wind.  This is why I wanted to get out and snap some photos before it was too late.

Due to the size of this particular kind of flower, I could not just take a shot with the ground as the backdrop.  It's too tall for that.  This meant I had to change up my background choice.  I still wanted a side angle on the flower but the rest of the area was not all that attractive for a background.  Then I tried looking at the stump.

With the question of my backdrop answered, I grabbed my camera, tripod, and cable release and got to work.  Timing in between the gusts of wind, I patiently snapped.  When I was done, this lovely photo was born.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality fine art nature photograph of a purple iris flower against wood in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho