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Greenhood Orchids

Greenhood Orchids
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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: 2004-11-17
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-2-S
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-06 1:52
Viewed: 4550
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These are Greenhood Orchids (Pterostylis banksii) growing in a moist area of lowland forest in a reserve near Mount Pirongia in the Waikato.

This is another shot pulled out of my Pirongia files from 2004
(With well over 10,000 shots in my files now,its not surprising that I forget the odd one now and again)

Pterostylis are beginning to flower around the West Coast now,so you may well see a few of these in the coming weeks.
You can see a close up shot I took of one a few days ago Here

Hope you like it.
Thanks for looking.

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Hi Steve.
They are starting to flower, I saw some the other day. Nice how you have used the log on a diagonal through the image, just breaks all the bunch up nicely from the forest floor.
Lovely greens in a nice light.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-06 7:18]

Hello Steve

A lovely shot of these orchids,you are making me a bit "green" with envy.This time of the year is very dull and all the vegetation is brown here.
The shot looks so lush and green.Wonderful colour saturation.
Well focused with very good detail.


Hello Steve,
Congrats for your new homepage! I like it very much. - This is an interesting flower shot. Very good sharpness and good lighting.

bonjour steve
déjà note explicative bien vue
de belles couleurs nettes pour cette présentation, bon focus
merci a toi et bravo

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-07 6:00]

Hi Steve,
Amazing shapes of these greenhood orchids. Seems to be in abundance there and I like the natural surrounding and the ambience you have portrayed. The lighting, sharpness, exposure and colours are very impressive and I like your POV too. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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