Yellow Iris in Abstract

Iris Abstract in Macro Photography

Yellow Iris in Abstract © 2010 Bo Mackison

The iris in my garden popped open yesterday in the 90 degree heat. The night before they were tightly wrapped cylinders, by mid morning they were fully open and waving gently in the breeze. I waited until evening to photograph them to avoid the bright sun. I was fascinated by the shapes, textures and contours of this perfect yellow iris.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Gandalf says:

    I’m glad you told me it was an iris. I love the colors and many textures you’ve captured in this photo.

  2. Wow! This is amazing, Bo. Beautiful. 🙂

    It’s hot here, too. Summer came early.

  3. Otherworldly, Bo! My goodness! This is exquisite!

  4. That’s just an explosion of color! Very nice work there!

  5. Anna Surface says:

    Bo, this is absolutely stunning! I love the perspective and agree… outherworldly.

  6. In comparison to the last post, this is so colorful! Vibrant and yellow. I really like the way on the bottom, the inside of the iris has a sort of zebra stripe design.

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