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Corybas trilobus


Corybas trilobus
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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
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-2-S
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Wild Flowers, New Zealand native fauna & flora, Orchids (wild) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-05 4:39
Viewed: 4930
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
New Zealand has around 130 species of native orchids.About 7 of them are epiphytic orchids.There are also swamp orchids on grasslike plants.
This Corybas trilobus is a forest floor plant.Each orchid has one leaf only,but together they form a dense ground cover.Some Corybas have a strange,almost unpleasant smell (like pooh).
Although one of my first orchid pictures,and not so clear,this one is special,because only one other white Corybas has been found to my knowledge,and that one in the Kahurangi national park near Nelson in the South Island.
Corybas flowers are tiny, only about 1cm tall,and can be tricky to spot,as often only the tips of the tentacles protrude from the leaf litter.

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Nice shot! You've captured this one well, although there's a bit of a cyan colour cast to my eye - remember to set your white balance if you're in shade, cloudy would probably be a reasonable preset to choose. Also be careful about your backgrounds if you can, I find the bright patches of light in the top left slightly distracting. Focus is good, and I like the way the flower points to the corners of the frame! Anyway, well found, and well captured :-D

P.S. I've posted you a Workshop, which I hope you'll like!

Exceptional flower you posted. I like this unkowns you bring us Steve. I think Adrian about said it. Congrats on the find.

  • Good 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-05 14:13]

Very interesting flower, I think Adrian is right about the blue...also I think the focus is a little soft on the flower. But very well done it's a very interesting post.

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  • pione Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 113] (542)
  • [2004-11-05 17:45]

Qui da noi è una rarità, ma ci sono! Te ne farò vedere alcune!
Ottima fotografia in condizioni difficili!!

  • Great 
  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-05 23:06]

Very interesting post, even though the sharpness is not 100%, I like it.

Thanks for posting

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