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Cattleya


Cattleya
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Copyright: isabel Abreu (isa) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 34] (252)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-21
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-27 17:42
Viewed: 5086
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
«Cattleya is a genus of 42 species of orchids from Costa Rica to tropical South America. The genus was named in 1824 by John Lindley after William Cattley, who received and successfully cultivated specimens of Cattleya labiata that were used as packing material in a shipment of other orchids.

They are widely known for their large, showy flowers, and were used extensively in hybridization for the cut-flower trade until quite recently. This genus and the numerous hybrids come close, through their beauty, to the idealized picture we have of the orchids. The flowers of the hybrids can vary in size from 5 cm to 15 cm or more. They occur in all colors except true blue and black.

The typical flower has three rather narrow petals : two are fringed, and the third is the conspicuous lip with a fringed margin and various markings and specks. At the base, the fringed margins are folded into a tube. Each flower stalk originates from a pseudobulb. The number of flowers varies; it can be just one or two, or sometimes up to ten».

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Quanto à fotografia fiz crop, melhorei o contraste e adicionei a moldura.
Esta Flor é considerada a Flor Nacional da Venezuela.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-11-27 17:57]
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Hola Isabel,
Bellísima orquídea fotografiada con una exposición correcta y bellos colores.
Un saludo,
José M.

Hola Isa,
Hermosos colores e iluminación que lograste con nuestra flor nacional, sin embargo, creo que la preferiría sin el doble marco, o al menos me quedaría sólo con el transparente, por que el otro al ser prácticamente del mismo color de la flor, -que es el motivo principal de tu foto-, compite mucho con ella.
Saludos,
JM

Preciosa orquídea, delicada flor de finos colores. Muy hermosa. Buen encuadre y agradable presentación con una nota bastante detallada.
Saludos, JL.

Amiga Isa,

Belíssima cor e um belíssimo trabalho.
Grande abraço,
Sergio

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