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The IRIS is published by the Nature Group of the RPS three times a year.

It is sent free to all Nature Group members, using address labels privided by the RPS Membership Department in Bristol.  Any member not receiving their copy should contact that department so that their name appearas on a label.  However the Nature Group's Secretary will be pleased to pots single copies to members who have failed to receive them.

Please note - If you are a Nature Group member, then logging in to this website will allow you to gain acess to the IRIS and eNews archives via the home page.

Non-members can obtain a copy of the IRIS for a fee of £18.  Please contact the Nature Group's Secretary for more details.

Copy and publication dates are as follows

Spring     Copy deadline 8th December - published mid March

Summer  Copy deadline 30th April       - published early July

Winter     Copy deadline 31st August    - published early November  

All contributions should be submitted to the Editor. Items covering any aspect of nature photography and/or natural history are welcomed, including reviews on equipment and relevant books.

Copy should be sent as .txt or .doc files by email or on CD. Please do not send hard copy only.

Digitally captured photographic images are preferred but scanned transparencies are also acceptable. Images (whether verical or horizontal) should be supplied on CD as sRGB Tiff files, 6"x4" at 300ppi(1800x1200 pixels), file size approximately 6.17Mb.

No payment will be made for material used and whilst every care will be taken, neither the Editor, the Nature Group Committee nor the Printers can accept liability for any damage that may occur to photographic material submitted.

The views expressed within 'The Iris' are solely those of the contributor and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Nature Group Committee or the Editor.


The following are downloadable articles published in previous issues of The IRIS.

Bird photography in Bulgaria                                        by Mike Lane FRPS

Butterflies of Estonia                                                    by Trevor Davenport ARPS

Cornish Rockpools                                                        by Jack Perks

Looking local for your wildlife pictures                          by Richard Revels FRPS

Short-eared Owls at Wicken Fen                                    by Richard Nicoll ARPS

 Damsels at Dawn                                                        by John Bulpit FRPS