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Copyright: laurens van der Linde (euroblinkie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3080 W: 56 N: 6334] (64279)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-06
Categories: Bushveld
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-26 6:20
Viewed: 2996
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ophrys apifera

hello i have a other orchid for you i hope you like this one to
greeting lou
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very nice capture form above, TFS Ori

Great capture today.
Colors are wonderful, good POV and sharp.

Hello Lou,
a fantastic picture of the Bee Orchid, very good sharpness and marvellous colours, excellent POV and composition.
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-08-26 8:00]

Hello Laurens,
Very nice macro and soft colors. POV and BG very good. Greetings. TFS.
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Lou, lovely orchid with splendid sharpness and fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Tienes una buena colección de orquídeas Laurens, te felicito. Al alejarte relativamente conseguiste profundidad, algo justa pero aceptable para ver bien las dos flores. Bellos y naturales colores.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hoi laurens,
Ik heb dit jaar geen enkele aandacht besteed aan de ochideen en ik denk dat ik nu wel te laat ben. Misschien moet ik toch van het weekend m'n plekjes even langs gaan en zien wat er nog staat.
Dit is zeker een pracht plaat met erg mooi detail en heerlijke warme kleuren.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-08-26 10:28]

Excellent photo of this Orchis, congratulations!

Another nice photo of beautiful orchids of Lefkada. Two in one shot is not easy. Very well done!

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2009-08-26 11:23]

Hi Laurens!
Colours,compo,sharpness and BG are excellent.
With best wishes,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-08-26 11:52]

Hi Laurens. Just a good as the others. With rich colours and fine detail. i like the flower head on the right which is wide open. It standsout from the plain BG. well done TFs.

Hi Laurens,

Oh yes, again great capture of the orchids, but this time, if you really look at the picture carefully, one of the orchids (in BG) gives you a nice 'happy' face feeling, really cheerful touch to this shot.
Rest, the sharpness and POV are ideal with wonderful contrast between the colors of the orchids and blurred green BG. The shallow DOF works well here.
Wonderful composition!

Thanks for sharing!

Paras Bhalla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-26 12:27]

Hallo Lou,
Prachtige orchis met deze lachende bekjes, hoewel de onderste niet zo vrolijk kijkt:-)
Fantastisch gefotografeerd, enorm scherp en schitterend in kleur. Vanuit een uitstekend standpunt genomen.
En toch wacht ik nog op die ene uit de workshop.

Hi Lou,

An marvelous macro capture of this beautiful orchid species from nice POV with excellent clarity and delightful composition!
TFS and cheers,


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-08-26 15:21]

Slav Loû,
An another nice capture from your Ophrys series.Exllent POV and shapness,great composition and colors.TFS.

Hi Lou

A very beautiful orchid
Excellenmt sharpness and details
Good composition and DOF


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-08-27 4:23]

Hi Lou,every day a new pearl in your orchid collection.This is certainly one of the most spectacular...top quality of sharpness and colors as usual,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Lou,
An other great orchid's photo

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-08-27 9:01]

Hi Lou,
beautiful and captivating shot in great sharpness.
The inner petals are very special and look like an animate figure.


Hello Lou
wonderful shot of this Bee orchid, great POV and superb colors, i like the purple petals against the green leaves and BG
fine details on the flowers
Have a good night

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-08-29 2:27]

Hello Lou,
A charming duo of Bee Orchids you show us. These flowers look a little bit like slippers of a princess.. They exist in my country too, but I never have seen them in the nature.
Fine and well composed picture.
Kind regards

Hi Laurens,
an eye-catchingly pretty, cheerfully colourful presentation of the Bee Orchid in full blossom, showing the blossoms' fascinatingly bizarre shape in a very good way.
Thank you! With best regards,

hello Lou!
this orchid is very similar to the body of the bee .... really strange !!
excellent composition and details

ciao sERGIO

Hello Laurens
this is one of the best in your orchid series. amazing beautiful species with shape and colorful appearance. the shot is wonderful with sharp details, exposure, lighting, colors and composition. POV/DOS also very nice. thanks for sharing this beauty
have a good night

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