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Scented Sun Orchid

Scented Sun Orchid
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Copyright: Odile Young (OPYphoto) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 4 N: 117] (714)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-27
Categories: Flowers
Camera: canon 600D, Canon EF 100 f/2,8 L IS USM Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/750 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Native Orchids from SW of Western Australia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-10-27 2:15
Viewed: 2467
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the most beautiful terrestrial orchids of the South-West of Western Australia. The Scented Sun Orchid (Thelymitra macrophylla) is a common orchid with blue, pink or light purple (as here) flowers. The stalk can be 1 foot tall, with up to 20 flowers.
This is one of my preferred spring flowers. This year, there are dozen of them flowering on my block, probably because of higher than average winter and spring rainfall. I have never seen so many of them before. It opens its flowers on sunny days and brings a smile to all that see them.
Hand-held. Aperture-priority, +1 Exposure compensation. Curves and sharpened in Canon DPP.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-27 2:45]

Hi Odile,
Amazing image of a beautiful orchids.
Very nice colours and details with nice composition.
Excellent background.
A nice Sunday
regards Jiri.

beautiful orchid, I remember it from Perth area, TFS Ori

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-27 6:13]

Hello Odile.
The colors here are stunning and the composition excellent! I realy love Orchid flowers and this is realy beauty.Regards Siggi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-10-27 8:57]

Beautiful flower with unique color...well captured with good lighting. tfs.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-10-27 19:15]

Hello Odile,
What an attractive orchid with beautiful purple petals. I really like the vertical framing you chose. The DOF is a little shallow, but still a beautiful image.

Hi Odile,
a very nice portrait of this little purple orchid.
have a nice day
PS: I have posted the same one on TN some years ago... not sure if its really the same?
perhaps you would like to have a look?

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