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Pink Rotor

Pink Rotor
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-11
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-21 5:49
Viewed: 4868
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another one for TNers special wish :-) Picture taken as always at Lodz's Orchids Exhibition.

Thera are more then 17000 species of orchids spreaded around the world from far north to tropics. Some info from web:

Habit and leaf form. Herbs (of diverse forms). ‘Normal’ plants, or switch-plants, or plants of very peculiar vegetative form (some producing but a single leaf, some achlorophyllous, two species completely subterranean); sometimes with the principal photosynthesizing function transferred to stems, or ‘cactoid’; sometimes no clear distinction between stems, roots and leaves, the stem bearing photosynthetic appendages equipped with animal-trapping bladders. Leaves well developed, or much reduced, or absent (sometimes). Plants succulent (often), or non-succulent; autotrophic, or saprophytic. Perennial; with a basal aggregation of leaves, or with neither basal nor terminal aggregations of leaves; cormous, or rhizomatous, or tuberous (or ‘pseudobulbs’). Self supporting, or epiphytic (predominantly), or climbing. Helophytic, or mesophytic, or xerophytic. Leaves small to large; alternate (usually), or opposite (rarely), or whorled (rarely); spiral, or distichous; flat, or folded, or rolled, or terete; ‘herbaceous’, or leathery, or fleshy, or membranous; imbricate, or not imbricate; petiolate; sheathing. Leaf sheaths tubular; with free margins. Leaves edgewise to the stem, or with ‘normal’ orientation; simple; often jointed at the hase of the blade. Lamina entire; generally linear, or lanceolate, or oblong, or ovate; parallel-veined; cross-venulate (usually), or without cross-venules; auriculate at the base, or cordate, or hastate, or sagittate, or attenuate at the base, or cuneate at the base, or oblique at the base, or rounded at the base. Lamina margins usually entire. Vernation conduplicate, or plicate, or convolute.

I like this scientific language :-)
I created new Theme for Orchids. This plants are not only tropical inhabiters, in Northern Europe we have got few species, often found on meadows and forest. I hope that TNers would post some pictures of Orchids from places where they live.

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Grzegorz, Good color & detail. Simple & effective compostion. I was curious, did you use tripod or hand-held? This one might've benefited from a smaller aperture giving a bit more DOF. Excellent note, Well done!

Pink rotor it is Greg. Lovely shot. You did really well in the orchid house. They are very beautifull flowers. Thanx for sharing.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-11-21 13:28]

Another nice shot.
Excellent colours and detail with very good composition and DoF.
The dark background makes the flower stand out nicely.
A good shot,well done.

Very good detail, you can see the silky aspect all over the plant, very well balanced with background. The left petal is a bit out of focus, I think F:3.2 was not enough with this angle. Nice colours, thanks Grzegorz.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2004-11-21 16:50]

Grzegorz, the color of the orchid is great, as well the background. Besides this, great note.


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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-21 18:16]

Good work Grzegorz, the detail, colours and use of the flash are excellent. I agree with Howard about a little more DOF here, but still very good.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-22 14:22]

I'm glad you like the scientific language, I'm still trying to understand it. It should be interesting to se someone read this out loud:)

Very good sharpness and Howard has a point with the DOF.

Thanks for posting and points tomorrow.

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  • miqra Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 140 W: 3 N: 23] (151)
  • [2004-11-24 12:18]

Excellent shot, wonderfull color, well done

I love the beauty of flowers. Is's something delicate, charming and delightful. I like it very much!!!!!

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  • olar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 137 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-01-20 5:33]

Jakie wyraźne płatki. Bardzo dokładne i dobrej jakości zdjęcie. Po prostu super!

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