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

Historically each new issue of The Iris is sent by post to every Group Member using address labels provided by the RPS Membership Department in Bristol. Members now have the option of not receiving a paper copy, but instead reading the magazine online each time it is published through a link provided. This helps to reduce the amount of paper created by the Group. Please contact the Nature Group’s Secretary to opt out of receiving a paper copy.

Any member who has not opted out of the paper copy, and is not receiving it should contact the RPS Membership Department to confirm that their correct address is recorded.  The Secretary will be pleased to post single copies to members who have failed to receive them.

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, rtf or docx files by email. Please do not send hard copy.

Digitally captured photographic images to support your article (whether vertical or horizontal) should be supplied as 8 bit jpg files, 216mm (2555 pixels) on the longest edge, at 300pixels per inch, quality 12, file size approximately 5MB. Please send images via WeTransfer.

If your image is selected for use on the cover of The Iris you will be asked to supply a larger file.

No payment will be made for material used.

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