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dendrobium orchid "yellow"

dendrobium orchid
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Copyright: Paul Lees (PaulLees) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 548 W: 0 N: 1647] (9004)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-06
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 105mm Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-11 22:57
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Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Dendrobium orchid plants vary in size, some being smaller than a matchbox, others large, robust specimens measuring over 1 meter in length, I dare not say height. They are epiphytic by nature and require good light and ventilation. Some Dendrobium orchids are deciduous while others are evergreen. Some have pseudobulbs from long and thin to fat and succulent; and others have jointed stems resembling canes. Because of the complexity of this genus, some varieties may prove to be shy to flower. The Dendrobium orchid flower occurs in almost every imaginable color. The flower spikes can be over two feet tall with over twenty blooms on them. The flowers last for 6 to 8 weeks and they make excellent cut flowers. The blooms are all the colors of the rainbow - pinks, lavenders, reds, yellows, oranges and many mixed color combinations. Lavender or white flowers are borne in profusion on a well-grown plant and are long lasting. They are a prolific group in which offset plantlets are frequently produced on the cane. When each offset has produced several aerial roots, it can be cut from the parent plant and will frequently flower after one year of growth.


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Hello Paul,
Excellent photo of this beautiful yellow Orchid, great sharp and colorful details!
Regards, Joska

Hi Paul,

a picture different from your usual norms, but certainly not less worthwhile.The orchid, with magnificent colours and perfectly sharp, stands out very well against the BG, excellent the light and its management.

Even if belated, i wish you a happy new year.


Hello Pauly
Excellent composition with good background.
Perfect light without shadows and excellent detail. A lovely orchid.
regards yiannis

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-12 2:52]

Hello Paul,
Very nice to see you back. Great photo in splendid colours and excellent sharpness. A gorgeous blurred background. Fantastic composition.

Ciao Lior, beautiful flower on a lovely blury BG, splendid light and fantastic bright colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-12 4:46]

Hello Paul,
this is a splendid composition with fantastic sharpness and wonderful colours; great depth and perfect control of light; nice clean background. A beauty!

Hello Paul
Congratulations for the wonderful composition, great focus,
and beautiful depth of field.
Hello Nico

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-01-12 5:16]

Hi Paul!
Excellent sharp capture. Fine details and beautiful vivid colours. Excellent contrast against the dark BG.
Lovely play of lights and shadows.
Ciao! Vanda

Hallo Pauly
I have not seen you around for a while and here you are back with a marvellous image. This Dendrobium is so beautiful with its vivid yellow petals and muli-coloured tongue which is so beautifully displayed. This image is super sharp and surely very eye-catching. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

hello paul
2 beauty,s with great sharpness and beautiful colours
i like this shot
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-12 9:04]

Hi Paul,i'm a orchid fan and i have a lot in my home,but i can't post the pics because are cultivated..eehe...your is beautiful,what a nice design and magnificent yellow,perfect details and light balance,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Pauly,
I haven't seen you for a long time :)
Amazing colour and great composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Pauly,
A beautiful capture of these wonderful flowers against a splendid blurry BG. The lovely colours, great light, fine details and excellent sharpness, all look perfect. Well done!

Amazing plant and impressive photo Pauly! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.
My best wishes for the New Year,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-01-13 3:06]

Hello Pauly,
An attractive presentation of these beautiful blooms. I at first thought they were a type of violet, as they resemble the tiny yellow violets that grow around here in the early springtime. I can see by your notes that these particular plants grow much larger then our tiny violets, which are only a few inches high.
Wonderful composition and fine detail captured. The colors are very beautiful and the exposure is right on the money. Well done!!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-01-13 3:54]

Hallo Pauly,
Excellent macro shot ..
Excellent colour, sharpness, composition and background.
Best wishes,

Hello Paul,
What can a say....it is a masterpiece!
A very interesting composition with lovely colors and great clarity.
You catch a perfect image no doubt. The razor sharp details are fantastic.

Hi paul,
I actually thought that you abandoned us! Glad that you are back my friend! What a superb composition of this sharp, detailed and colourful Orchid. A Perfect POV to capture the almost identical positioned flowers in splendid colours!! Light and DOF/OOF BG are complimenting your subjects. Great work my friend.
Best regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-07 7:41]

Hi Paul,
Excellent sharpness and lighting. Nice colours with beautiful background.
Regards Jiri.

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