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Ghost Orchid

Ghost Orchid
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Copyright: Jan Gaisler (honza) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 450D, Canon EF 50 mm F/2.5 Compact-Macro
Exposure: f/14.0, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-31 13:31
Viewed: 6950
Points: 10
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Ghost Orchid
Epipogium aphyllum

I have seen this orchid first time in my life during trip in Julian Alpes in Slovenia. It grew in dark beech forest. This species grows also in my country, but I haven´t chance to see it.
I found with another "orchidslower" over 30 species of Orchid.

More informations: http://www.arkive.org/ghost-orchid/epipogium-aphyllum/info.html?section=glossaryAndReferences

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To cedryk: flashhonza 1 08-01 05:06
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Hello Jan,
Congratulations for this beautiful shot of this rare orchid. The colours are really amazing. Excellent sharpness and composition. Best regards,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-07-31 14:49]

Hi Jan,
Excellent shot! Very well made and played.
I have never seen such a species of orchid.
Have a pleasant weekend,

great capture, I envy u, never saw this one, TFS Ori

  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2009-08-01 2:21]
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Hello Jan,
Very interesting presentation of this unusual species. I have never seen it before. Nice POV and DOF. I'm surprised to find out that it was done without flash - great job!
Best greetings and TFS,
Michal G.

Bonjour Jan,
Très belle macro valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Jan,
a very inconspicuous orchid that you are presenting here very well lighted with perfect details achieved by f/14 under obvious low light conditions. 1 second exposure without the slightest movement of the plant must have been made possible by very lucky calm weather - or by use of flash as I can read in your answer to cedryk now. Excellent work.
You have seen over 30 species of Orchids in Slovenia, there is indeed an incredibly rich flora. I have also visited Trenta valley last year in summer at about the same time. Looking forward to seeing more from your expedition.
With thanks, and best reagrds,

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