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Orchis mascula

Orchis mascula
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Copyright: Jeroen Gerdes (Belgerdy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 6 N: 877] (7664)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-05
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKKOR 200-400mm 1:4G AF-S VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-06 13:01
Viewed: 3347
Points: 18
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The reason I went to belgium yesterday was to search this beauty, the orchis mascula. And find it I did...100s of them from near purple to white with a pink glow. This one was a bit lighter then normal, the faded one in the bg shows the regular color

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2010-05-06 13:20]

Hi Jeroen,

Very subtle and beautiful image! Definitely worth your trip to Belgium! The colours are great. The details are fine also, but could probably have been improved by a larger file size -- your submission is only 49KB. The blurred BG is terrific. TFS.


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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2010-05-06 23:12]

Hello Jeroen
very good details, exposure optimal focusing with balanced light.

Hello Jeroen,
Great capture with lovely natural colours and exceptional sharp details.
Very nice contrast and background.

Ciao Jeroen. Good details and colours against the blurred BG. Nice vertical compo.


Oh no, Jeroen, you are comming from Netherlands to Belgium to search for this orchid! Unfortunatlly, the weather this week-end will not be so great, so no trips.
Anyway, another extraordinary image with a beautiful orchid. I like the colors, the bg, the sharpness!


hallo jeroen
supe mooie foto met veel scherpte en super kleuren
groetjes lou

Hi Jeroen,

Impressively clear macro capture of this beautiful and atractive orchid. It looks like anatolicus but as i seen the spots are not in row? You are very lucky that you could find it easily:)
TFS this mate!


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-05-08 0:04]

Very lovely composition, taking advantage of shallow DOF.

Nice orchid!



Une belle photo!

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