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Happy Easter

Happy Easter
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-15
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D-200, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D AF ED, Hoya Cir. Polarizer 86mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-12 5:47
Viewed: 3581
Points: 14
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To all my friends on TN "A Very Happy Easter".
This is a bunch of Moth Orchids from Mahabaleshwar.

Few uses of ORCHIDS:

One orchid genus, vanilla, is commercially important, used as a foodstuff flavouring.

The underground tubers of terrestrial orchids (mainly Orchis mascula (Early Purple Orchid)) are ground to a powder and used for cooking, such as in the hot beverage salep or the so-called "fox-testicle ice cream" salepi dondurma.

The scent of orchids is frequently analysed by perfumists (using Gas-liquid chromatography) to identify potential fragrance chemicals.

The other important use of orchids is their cultivation for the enjoyment of the flowers. Most cultivated orchids are tropical or subtropical, but quite a few which grow in colder climates can be found on the market. Temperate species available at nurseries include Ophrys apifera (Bee Orchid), Gymnadenia conopsea (Fragrant Orchid), Anacamptis pyramidalis (Pyramidal Orchid) and Dactylorhiza fuchsii (Common Spotted Orchid).

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Excellent macro of these lovely Orchids you saw in Maharashtra, Subhash.
The colours and patterns on them are very delicate and you have captured them very well in this picture.
I wonder, though, why you used your polarised filter for taking this picture. Was the light too harsh?
Nonetheless, the use of this filter has cast no negative effect on the image.

And a flower of which colours are truly fitting teh occasion. It is a glamour shot of teh flora good Dr! Very much appreciated wishes and back to you .

Hello Subhash
Great close-up of this beautiful flower.
Happy Easter to you too.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-04-12 15:09]

Hi Subhash,

A lovely bouquet of orchids for Easter. You have captured the beauty of these flowers very well in this close-up. Happy Easter to you and your family.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-12 16:00]

Hi Subhash,Happy Easter to you too and thanks a lot for this beuatiful rchid as postcard!! Fantastic sharpness and perfects colors,My best compliments,have a nice week,Luciano

hello Subhash

beautiful bunch of flower with a fine POV,
beautifu; warm luminosity of the image,
excellent details of the flower's petals,



Bonjour Subhash,
Très belle macro finement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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