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Nematoceras acuminatum

Nematoceras acuminatum
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-26
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8, Raynox DCR 150 macro lens
Exposure: f/8, 3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-26 0:48
Viewed: 3815
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Now that spring is well and truly here,the first of the tiny spider orchids are beginning to appear.
I photographed this Nematoceras earlier today in the bush just up the road.

Heres a bit of info on this flower (copied from one of Kathleens previous posts ... ta Kathy ;)

Nematoceras acuminatum
PLANT: Up to 6cm high when in flower.
LEAVES: Single leaf, 4 x 3cm, triangular with a wavy margin and usually with red veins.
FLOWER: Solitary, though occasionally has 2 flowers. Flower above the leaf. 1.5 - 2cm high. Dorsal sepal very long. Labellum red and creamy-green. Tepals very long.
FLOWERING TIME: September - December.
HABITAT: Lowland to subalpine shady damp forests. Locally common in some districts.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-09-26 2:15]

Hi Steve!

You're lucky! Spring... not here, I'm afraid. Very good macro of part of microforest. It is still amazing to me that you've got orchids. High quality and very fresh greens.

Hi Steve

A superb shot here, really well balanced with perfect DOF and good colour saturation. Interesting notes too.

TFS regards Helen

Namastay Steve,
A nice capture of this beautiful spider orchid. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.


What a great shot of this tiny orchid! You have done very well; perfect DOF, lighting and sharpness. Was this in Omotumotu Bush? Must go try out my new macro lens. :)


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-26 10:55]

Hello Steve,

You have shown so many color tones in the photo as well the as shine of reflected light on the humide surfaces of the plant. I can even feel the wet environment. As you have chosen a good DOF the whole flower can be seen sharply. The blurry background enhaces this feeling.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-26 12:53]

Hi Steve,
You're very lucky having Spring over there... it's getting colder and colder here and the days are getting shorter and shorter :-(
Fab close up of this crazy plant!
I've never seen anything like it! :-)
Sharp as hell with great clarity.
Superb composition.

Well done mate.


Hello Steve,
what a nice macro from marvelous nature of New Zealand. This plant very beautiful and its Latin name very suitable for its looking. Superb green and vivid colors, great POV and composition. Sharp details also great. Thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend

Hi Steve,

God composition of this flower with beautiful colours.

Great details.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-27 23:45]

Hello Steve, Very nice subject and informative. Well shot with the given parameters. WEll done. Ganesh smielyt rmw

Hi Steve,
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