This pretty flower is an Iris reticulata.
While I was taking photos, I noticed signs of rabbits in the garden but didn’t think twice about it. Instead, I focused on the pretty purple flower.
I wanted something unexpected so I added a tiny miniature woman.
Since it’s not yet Spring and most everything is still dead, the background isn’t very attractive. I don’t care for the pale tan color.
I decided to change the angle of the shot. That’s how I got an interesting blue background. What a difference that made!
Did I use Photoshop to achieve the background? No. It’s all about depth of field.
The background is actually pretty ugly. Here’s a zoomed out shot to give you just a little bit of perspective. Can you guess what it is?
It’s a blue tarp I’m using to cover part of my garden.
Back to the significance of this flower… it’s the only one that wasn’t eaten by the ravenous flower eating rabbits.
Camera: Big Bertha (Canon 5D Mark II)
Lens: 100 mm
Date: March 2015
Tips: If you don’t like what you see, change your perspective.