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Red Disa


Red Disa
Photo Information
Copyright: Nico van Gijsen (Nico) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-13
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Minolta Dimage 5
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/320 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids (wild) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-13 10:13
Viewed: 7964
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The very rare red disa, found only in the Cape and blossoms only for three months of every year - Decemmber to February and found mainly on Cape Town's Table Mountain. It is a shy flower growing in streams with lots of shade and protection from wind.


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To Callie: Disa not so rareNico 1 02-16 10:17
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Intresting veiw against the light it shows the delicate structure and colour of the flower, it would be good to see the flower with the light in another image so we can see the delicate flower structure hinted at by this image. TFS

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-02-13 14:14]

I agree with Rob on the POV. However, this is also one of my favourite flowers and I would also like to see this light from another angle.
Good work

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-02-14 2:52]

That's a very good shot of beautiful red disa!You've showed us impressive details with the help of back-light
Thnks for sharing

Its lovely with the backlight. One of our loveliest flowers to offer too. Great shot, Nico. Well done.

Nico, Your photo has good visual impact. Great color & the back-light shows-off the inner stamen & petal structure very nicely..The OOF BG & points of reflected light are pleasing to me also..I like it!

Hi Nico
Beautiful disa uniflora, a misnomer, because you can get more than one flower on a stem, but this is even more rare. Did you get it on on of the climbs up the flat mountain? I love these and would like the oppertunity to nail some myself.

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