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White Orchid

White 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: 2011-12-31
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 105mm Macro, UV filters
Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-21 3:14
Viewed: 2644
Points: 35
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The white Orchid is a member of the Orchidaceae family. The Orchidaceae family is currently believed to be the second largest family of flowering plants,

The white Orchid is part of the Phalaenopsis genus, which consists of around 60 different species. Many members of this species are artificial hybrids.

These orchids are often called Moth orchids (a derivation from their Latin genus):

"Phalaen" is the name given to a group of large moths
"opsis" Latin: structure resembling in appearance,


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Wow Pauly! I love orchids and this one is fabulous with great lighting and sharpness.Wonderful composition!!! Well done and well come back !!! TFS
Nice w-end!

Nice one Pauly ...however the image seems short of light. Probably some additional brightening would be appropriate ;)
George Veltchev

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-21 6:23]

Splendid play of light and shadows in this image, Paul!
Excellent sharpness and detail; great depth and nice blurred background.
Well done!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-21 7:15]

Hello Pauly,
Very nice photo of this Orchid in good sharpness and details. Magical light and natural colours. Great composition and DOF.

hello Paul
very nice composition with great sharpness and nice playing of light
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Paul, fantastic light on lovely flower, beautiful blurry BG, fine details, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Pauly
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, interesting lighting and great sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-21 9:03]

Hi Paul,magnificent white specie and fantastic light position,the best way to see the transparencies of this orchid.Great light balance,sharpness and composition,Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

Hi Pauly,
amazing photo of this flower. Perfect compostion. Very good point of view.
Have a nice weekend,

Nice backglighting, making the flower glow.
Excellent detail and good point of view.
regards yiannis

oh Pauly..just love this, had to encapsulate in b+w :0)it came out beautiful!! i'll send it to you!

It is never easy to capture white petals with such details, friend Pauly. Beautiful light and the white delicate flower exposing such beauty in the frame.
Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.

Hello Paul,
Absolutely amazing colors and exceptional contrast.
The light and exposure are excellent.
Interesting and useful photographers note.
Thanks for sharing!

elegant subject and composition, the game with the light create a very beautiful photo!
regards Paul

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-22 22:17]

Hello Paul,
From a fine POV against the light this is a great capture of the flower of this White Phalaenopsis. The effect against a darker natural BG is great and the composition perfect.
This species of orchid has flooded the European market with countless cultivated varieties.
Thanks and have a good week,

Hello Pauly

Beautiful and simple photo of this flower,
i love the effect of the back-Lighting, TFS


Hello Paul,
Beautiful white, fantastic light.

Ciao Paul. Impressive details and sharp with best management of the backlight. Lovely compo.


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