- Fisher (8915)
- [2005-06-17 20:49]
Excellent capture and well done on the composition.
You managed your lighting well it adds a warm hue to the subject.
- nofer (2307)
- [2005-06-17 23:08]
Muito boa macro. Excelente foto e composição.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-06-17 23:34]
Beautiful piicture, Adrian.
I like the dark BG. Very good details, nice colours and well composed.
- honza (4197)
- [2005-06-18 0:38]
Superb photo of the bee orchid. Beautifull composition, perfect sharpness and colors. I like orchid very much mainly species of Ophrys family.
- chiliu (6526)
- [2005-06-18 0:51]
Very beautiful picture!
Perfect composition,great colour,sharpness,lighting.SUPERB SHOT!
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-06-18 3:27]
Very nice close up.Clear details,dark BG and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)
It's great to see you posting again. This is an excellent, excellent shot, even better than the version I saw online yesterday (it is the same shot, right?). The details are tack sharp, exposure is spot on and I really like the blurred and oof BG. Did you loose the EXIF Data? I would like to know what Aperture and Shutterspeed you used. Extremely well done & TFS!
- jagathcham (599)
- [2005-06-18 4:22]
Excellent shot with nice POV and compo.
Wonderful background and framing.
- Janice (18832)
- [2005-06-18 4:46]
Hi Adrian, very artistic capture here, the orchid looks so elegant, not peculiar! Yes, but reading your notes, they are weird!
Beautiful composition, the light on it is perfect, and its colours and details are superb. Well done.
- JeanMichel (2864)
- [2005-06-18 5:05]
I really appreciate this image, Adrian, as well as the sensible note about orchid's fragility. It's always thrilling to add a new orchid in the collection. This one is well known in Normandy due to it's large adaptability to different environment. The artistic touch you are conveying here is a beautiful tribute to these strange flowers. I like the composition and how you managed all parameters to come this superb result. Thanks for adding it in the theme.
- coasties (28054)
- [2005-06-18 6:30]
Magic shot Adrian. Wonderful subject. Awesome colours. Top rate composition! Congrats.
- PDP (11769)
- [2005-06-18 12:26]
Hi Adrian, this is a superb shot. The dark BG really kicks this Orchid off. The composition is a real winner and the focus is spot on. It really is beautiful.
Adrian, this is a spendid capture of the orchid. I have a couple but without any ID's. I am still looking for a good book on SA orchids though.
Your flash control with the diffuser is exceptionally well managed, only the tiniest hotspot noticable in the flower. Very little traces of shadows too. Strong upright compo and the flower possitioned on the left is unusual but I like it. Very natural greens. I am just wondering why you stopped at F16 and not F22?
It's really a great shot and I still have to figure out how to get some light on the BG, mine is mostly black. :) Very well done. BTW, I didn't know of the seeds being so small, very interesting read. TFS.
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2005-06-23 3:34]
Very interesting plant.
Colorful photo, good sharpness and details.
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-06-26 11:46]
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Have a good week!
- cmarzano (967)
- [2006-03-24 18:09]
Magnifica vision lateral de a Ophrys con su señuelo de abeja me gustaria cultivarla en mi jardin junto a ottras terrestres a pesar de dificultoso que resulta
- LCannon (3107)
- [2006-04-23 15:10]
This orchid is so beautiful, I love the black background. The purple color is so rich, the green soft. The lighting is perfect, it really shows off the bee of the orchid, great information on the flower, well done.