Thank you cowrita1 -- I see from your photo that the beards are a different color; mine appears darker, more orange. One habit of my iris, also, is that the standards open up instead of staying tented over the middle of the bloom.
Here is another photo of my NOID, this photo from this year. Besides being a little richer in color, they are taller, 25" this time (I gave them better treatment). To me they look like a bunch of "flying nuns," the way the falls often flip up and look ready to fly.