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Butterfly Orchid.

Butterfly Orchid.
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-06
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-20 5:25
Viewed: 2926
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A very keen Wildlife lover asked me if I would like to see some fairly rare Orchids in our region so I thought it was a chance to use the macro lens for a change. Like an idiot I forgot the mounting plate for the tripod so had to use the camera hand held, not the best way for macro. It was a breezy day and the flowers were wafting about so it was really 'chance when it came' and hope. I did manage this reasonable photo of a Butterfly Orchid which is about 1" across.
Camera settings:- ISO 400, AV, Spot metering, Manual focus, Auto white balance, 90mm focal length, Hand held, Tamron SP AF90mm 1:1 macro lens.

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To Kathleen: Butterfly OrchidHeyshamite 1 06-20 10:38
To SunToucher: Butterfly OrchidHeyshamite 1 06-20 10:33
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A very pretty flower Peter,

hand holding has worked out fine. It's nicely in focus with the background fally OOF.
Good details.


Hi Peter.
Hand holding with a macro and you got detail, you gotta be good. What beautiful soft colours in this orchid, love the composition.
DOF works great with what is in focus, though I would have liked to have seen more detail, but under the circumstances, better this than nothing and it has a wonderful simplicity to the image with the softness and colour tones.

New Zealand

Hi Peter,
I am impressed that you were able to get this much detail with an handheld shot. The edges of this flower almost look like melting ice. Nice subtle colors and a great OOF BG. I am not so sure about the strange spots in the bottom of the photo.

Hi Peter,
Very pretty orchid, well captured.
Nice effect of backlighting on the flower.
Great shot.


Exquisite orchid Peter.
Such a perfectly clear shot with great handling of the whites.
Wonderful detail and textures.
Great job.

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  • mjcarr (15)
  • [2007-06-21 16:33]

nice one peter tfs

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