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Ghost orchid

Ghost orchid
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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: 2011-07-31
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKKOR 200-400mm 1:4G AF-S VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/6 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-13 10:00
Viewed: 2378
Points: 22
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Epipogium aphyllum

One of the nicest little orchids I've shot this year. Found in dark forest (check shutter speed :( ) this orchid has no leaves and so is not dependant on catching any sunlight, this whole plant is about 10 cm or 4 inches high. Another interesting detail about this orchid is that compared to other orchids the flowers are up side down, the lip is sticking up instead of hanging down

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To Bass: Thank youBelgerdy 1 11-21 00:31
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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-13 10:37]

Hallo Jeroen,
Dit lijkt me een erg teer plantje en lastig te fotograferen. Ik denk nog niet eerder op TN te zien geweest. Heel bijzonder.

Hi Jeroen,
very interesting photo of these flowers. Amazing colours. Excellent background.
Thanks for sharing,

hallo Jeroen
Een moeilijke om op de foto te nemen
maat toch redelijk goed gelukt
super details en mooie kleuren
groetjes lou

Hello Jeroen,
fine shot of this interesting orchid with good sharpness and beautifully natural colours. Lovely blurred background and with the use of a tripod you have perfectly management the light. Professional work.
Best wishes,

Hallo Jeroen,
a very beautiful macro shot of this intereting orchid, very good sharpness and marvellous delicate colours, excellent point of view and composition
Best regards

great tiny orchid, TFS Ori

Interesting orchid and beautiful photo

Hi Jeroen,
The composition and detail is excellent. .Very interesting orchid for me .

Hello Jeroen

So glad you posted this beauty. Wonderful sharpness and colours against a super background.
Were there many in flower this year?
It was found again in September 2009 here in the UK but such a secret location as it is so rare and had not flowered for over 20 years.
Thanks for sharing


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-11-08 6:05]

Hello Jeroen,
A lovely capture of this fine little Orchid that I've only seen once here up the north. A beautiful composition and a beautiful soft background.
Many thanks for your good wishes!! Perhaps we'll see you on Íland nexxt summer!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2011-11-20 17:36]
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Hi Jeroen,
beautiful compo and very instructive note also; I didn┤t know that orchids may have no leaves.
Although there is a little grass, it would be nicer to see more of that blur grass at the bottom.

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