Orchids in Snow
It's so nice to see you back! I am really pleased to see you're well enough to get out again although you're hubby is right though, perhaps you shouldn't be laying around in the snow and mud! We had loads here yesterday! Great double posting, excellent exposure on the snow, perfect DOF and super clarity..very well done, welcome back :o)
Hey Emma! I too have seen these and snow on top just the other day, but ours did not have any blooms on them, only green. what a nice compassion image for seasons and colours. Welcome back and hope you are feeling well....I too am still recouping but have been fortunate in being able to get out...
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-04-07 9:10]
I think all well be soon OK and you will be with us all time. Superb macro works. I like both shots. Exposure is spot on and subject is very attractive. Amazing combination of alive fresh flowers and snow on and around them. Excellent DOF. Details of the plants are perfect and BG is nicely blurred. Well done and TFS.
My hearty wishes to you.
- Hil (5035)
- [2008-04-07 12:30]
Nice shot of the Orchids in the April Snow, nicely composed with the two images side by side, lovely colours and good exposure on the white snow, I'm pleased to see you posting again, hope you back to full health soon.
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-04-07 12:53]
Spring arrives, and Emma is back! Great moments to come...
Many thanks for these delicate spring messengers. The snow crystals on the orchids are like a second flower on them. Both, the flowers and the snow, are delightful and are so typical for that season.
- jmp (8415)
- [2008-04-07 13:40]
I'm glad to see back!! This orchid it's really strong to bear such a cold weather. Ours grow in a quite more hot conditions.
Perfect details and exposure and a refreshing image for our hot, dry spring.
TFS and best regards,
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-04-07 14:01]
Hi Emma, fascinating couple of orchids in snow, splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-04-11 8:10]
We heard about your late snow in England! How awful, but it certainly let you take some fabulous shots of the Eaarly Purple Orchid covered by snow! How amazing! Brilliant captures, great sharpness and beautiful exposure on the snow. Very well done!
I hope you'll now quickly recover and regain strength!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
A really interesting Plant Story, to see them flowering in UK. (According to international news you are drowning in snow at present!)
Orchids are actually better coping with cold than hot weather. I am growing some in my yard and still finding out, which type hate the heat and dry air and dye on me despite spraying them 2x per day.
Your macro is showing the individual cristals of the snow-flakes, so it must have been dry, otherwise the cristals would have probably joined to make a blanket.
I am sure - even dry - snow is not the best treatment for you!
It is such a pleasure to view your photos: photographic technic always perfect and artistic presentation. Last not least interesting notes.