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Orchid - id please

Orchid - id please
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Copyright: James Parker (Jamesp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-12
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-22 10:12
Viewed: 4722
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello everyone - I don't do much macro work - but this is one attempt. I think it is a pryamidal orchid - but I am not sure.

Incidentally, this was taken very close to Bayram's birthplace.

Orchidaceae, the Orchid family, is the largest family of the flowering plants (Angiospermae). Its name is derived from the genus Orchis.

The Royal Botanical Gardens of Kew list 880 genera and nearly 22,000 accepted species, but the exact number is unknown (perhaps as many as 25,000) because of taxonomic disputes. The number of orchid species equals about four times the number of mammal species, or more than twice the number of bird species. It also encompasses about 6–11% of all seed plants. About 800 new orchid species are described each year. The largest genera are Bulbophyllum (2,000 species), Epidendrum (1,500 species), Dendrobium (1,400 species) and Pleurothallis (1,000 species). The family also includes the Vanilla (the genus of the vanilla plant), Orchis (type genus) and many commonly cultivated plants like some Phalaenopsis or Cattleya.

Moreover, since the introduction of tropical species in the 19th century, horticulturists have produced more than 100,000 hybrids and cultivars.

The complex mechanisms which orchids evolve to achieve cross-pollination were investigated by Charles Darwin and described in his 1862 book Fertilisation of Orchids. (Wiki)

siggi, xTauruSx, zulfu, lovenature, boreocypriensis, Miss_Piggy, tuslaw, SMYRNA, maurydv, CeltickRanger, Dis. Ac., jeanpaul, Luis52, Pitoncle has marked this note useful
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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-22 10:15]

Hello James,
What a splendid picture!
A superb composition give us today felcitari.
Unfortunately I do not know the ID, but I am convinced that there are colleagues who identify this orchid one.

Anacamptis pyramidalis is right

greetings from sunny rhodos

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-22 10:43]

Hello James.
Wonderful close up of this Orchid .Blurred BG,3D effect,vivid colors,POV and composition are perfect.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-03-22 10:47]

Nice Anacamptis pyramidalis!

The whites of the petals seem to be a tad saturated.



Hello James
A beautiful image of this wild orchid, taken with perfect details.
As Ishi and Jeroen already recognize the species, I can recognize the shape of the inflorescence , characteristic to this species.
My kind regards,

Hello James,
This is a real beauty! Great colours and nice green background. Cheers,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-22 13:17]

Hello James,
Very beautiful photo of this orchid in very well saturated colours. Splendid contrast against the OOF BG. Good sharpness, details, POV and composition.

Hello James, Superb close-up shot of this beautifull orchid from Cyprus, even our supervisor's birthplace. Wonderful composition, details and colours.
TFS and regards,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-03-22 14:36]

Hello James, excellent close-up shot of a wonderful Cyprus orchid with nice details and composition.
TFS and G's,

Hi James
Wow, the colour of this orchid is brilliant! I like that some blooms are open and others still to come. Nicely composed with a complimentary background.
TFS Janice

Hi and Good Morning Bro James,

Another beautiful flower from my birthplace! Stands out beautifully against its surroundings. All are incredible!
TFS and have a nice day!


Hallo James
Everything in this image is just so gorgeous, and if I started to point out things that I particularly fancy, I would point out from corner A to corner D, as the image as a whole is just perfect. One cannot help to fall in love with this lovely flower. It is an amazing tender shot of a charming plant and its flowers. I am stunned with the delicateness of the colours, great details of the flower and the pleasant neutral background. I like the overall gentle softness in this image. Unfortunately I cannot help you with the ID. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards.


Ciao James, lovely orchi with splendid colors excellent sharpness, great contrast against beautiful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-03-23 10:57]

Hello James,
This is one flower that I'm not familiar with, but you have captured it's beauty with wondeerful detail and gorgeous colors. The blurred BG gives this fine image a 3D effect which I really like, and the exposure is right on the money.

Hello James. Super orkide fotosu. Çok güzel.
Eline sağlık.

Hello James,
a very beautiful macro shot of this Orchid, very good sharpness and splendid natural colours.
Best regards

nice simple portrait, TFS Ori

hello James

beautiful macro photo of this Orchid, with fine POV and appropriate framing,
fine focus great sharpness and details of the petals,
beautifully blurred background, TFS


Hi James,

i don't know the id.
I can only dutch orchids and thats all difficult.
Good pov and dof with fine colours.


Salut James
C'est une magnifique orchidée, de belles couleurs nettes et un très bons bg flou
merci de nous feurir si bien
bravo et au revoir...JP

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-03-24 18:12]

Hola James.
La flor si que luce unos hermosos colores en sus petalos. Alta calidad en la imagen aornada con un fondo difuso que le da mas valor.
Saludos James.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-03-27 3:37]

Hi James,
such a beautiful purple orchid. Excellent lighting really push this flower into a splendid capture. The formation is lively, the unopened till the opened ones.
Nice and pleasant with bokeh so well controlled.


Bonjour James,
Très belle valorisation du sujet sous une excellente profondeur de champ et dans un cadrage serré permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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