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Purple Orchid Species

Purple Orchid Species
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Copyright: Paul Lees (PaulLees) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 548 W: 0 N: 1647] (9004)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-31
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 105mm Macro, UV filters
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-09 5:10
Viewed: 6345
Points: 36
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Purple Orchid Species

There are two main types of purple orchids: terrestrial (which grow on the ground) and epiphytes (which grow on trees). Now, depending on the shades of color that can vary from bright purple to all kinds of lavender shades, we have Aerides crispum, Aerides multiflorum, Arpophyllum giganteum, Cattleya harrisoniana, Cattleya loddigesii, Cattleya walkeriana Dendrobium bigibbum, Dendrobium kingianum, Dendrobium lituiflorum, Dendrobium parishii, Laelia anceps, Laelia purpurata, Laelia pumila, Phalaenopsis equestris, Rhynchostylis retusa, Vanda tricolor.

Purple orchids are stunning! Their color is absolutely magnificent and the blooms vary from the brightest shade of royal, mysterious purple to the most gentle shade of lavender. Lavender orchids are bohemian, chic, while deep purple orchids are powerful, imposing.


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Hello Paul,
Very nice and rare photo of this orchid. Nice composition, good sharpness and colors.

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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-02-09 5:34]

hello pauly

danger pose of flower! LOL! thanks god
it is not in pink! i think u have fixed a micro level LED under centre lilli!!! more than excellent exposer without change naturality my friend! love yeah! tfs
have a nice day.


hello Paul
super sharpness composition with very nice light
great details and beaytiful colours
thanks greeting lou

very accurate colour and sharpness. good composition also.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-09 7:29]

Hello Pauly,
What a splendid Orchid and photo. The light and colours are gorgeous. Fantastic sharpness, details and composition. Very good DOF.

Hallo Paul,
a very beautiful macro, superb sharpness and vivid colours, excellent point of view, a very good visual impact
Best regards

Hello Pauly
Beautiful photo with good composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness!

Wow! this is great! Wonderful orchid which I love so much!The colors are stunning.Amazing job with lovely lighting.Well done! Bravo!TFS
Regards from,

PS: thanks for your lovely comments in last pic.It is very kind of you!

Hi Pauly,
what a nice photo of these flowers. Great point of view. Amazing colours. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-09 9:46]

Hello Paul,
great sharpness and depth in this image. Beautiful light and splendid colours. A great work!

Hello Pauly,
An excellent image of this very beautiful flower taken with great sharpness, amazing colours and fine details. Well done!

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-02-09 14:11]

Hi Pauly
great compo and very nice note

Hello Pauly

Beautiful macro of this flower, with fine POV,
beautiful light, excellent contrast,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


impressive colors in this great performance, wonderful photo!
regards Paul

Hi Pauly
Excellent closeup of this orchid.Pin sharp with true colors, nice composition.

Hello Paul,
What a splendid photo with exceptional details.
Absolutely amazing colors and wonderful clarity.
The light and exposure are perfect as usual.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-12 1:37]

Hello Pauly.
A beautiful orchid plant! The flower are lovely with wonderful colors and details. Who doesn't love orchids? It's interesting to see how they grow on the plant - I love the opened flower and the growing buds.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Pauly
The orchid photos you share nowadays brings back beautiful memories when Loot still used to grow them. Now there is only a few that grows on some of the trees in our garden, and they are in their blossoming season at the moment. To come back to your special image of today: I agree with you that purple orchids is stunning and this one of yours no exception. The clarity is super, the focus cannot be better and the point of view and composition is great. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

  • fragman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3032 W: 11 N: 2351] (43778)
  • [2014-08-23 1:34]

this is Dendrobium

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