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Tiny orchids

Tiny orchids
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-24
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P510
Exposure: f/3.4, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-02 7:58
Viewed: 4074
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Burnt Orchid - Neotinea ustulata

These Orchids are common on dry, lime-rich soil on Öland while not easy to spot as they’re very small. The flower heads are very compact with a dark top that looks burnt, hence the name given by Linneus. Its size and the contrasting white and dark red/black colour makes it easy to recognise once found. The tallest one of those shown here is about 15 cm in height.

While common on the Baltic islands of Öland and Gotland they’re rare on the mainland of Sweden.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-02 8:04]

Hello Ulla,
Very beautiful photo of these orchids taken from a perfect low POV. Great sharpness, DOF and composition in splendid natural colours.

Hi Ulla,
really beautiful flowers. I also like this background. Perfect point of view. Nice colours and composition.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-02 9:09]

Hi Ulla,beautiful choice of point of view and spectacular details and colors,a very nice wild orchid specie,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

perfect capture, great low angle, TFS Ori

Welcome Ulla,
very successful photography. An interesting plant. Beautiful colors and excellent sharpness and depth of blurred background.
Regards - Slawek

hello Ulla
super good picture with good details and good sharpness
i like the special colours of this orchid
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-02 10:14]

Hello Ulla.
Excellent details and colors in this beautiful wild orchid.You've handled the light well in what looks like very bright conditions. Well done!Best regards Siggi

Ciao Ulla, lovely composition with beautiful orchids, fine details, excellent sharpness, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Ulla.
Splendida composizione di queste orchidee ben fotografate con ottimi colori naturali,eccellente la nitidezza ed i particolari bravo.
Ti auguro un buona domenica ciao Marco.

Hello Ulla,
Very interesting orchid with amazing colors and wonderful details. The composition is great. Very nice WB and perfect exposure.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Ulla,

An excellent capture with fine colors, sharpness & low POV. Very nicely composed & presented.

TFS & best wishes!


Nice shot of these burnt orchids on the Alvar, which is where I saw me first ever, on the road from the bridge towards the south. I remember beig surprised because I expected a much bigger plant


Hello Ulla,
fine picture of these orchids with a well chosen low POV and good sharpness. I especially like the beautifully natural colours.
Best wishes,

Bonjour Ulla,
Très belle valorisation des sujets dans leur environnement par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Witaj Ulla,
I like such compositions very. Predominant the plant on background of blurred meadow. Very nicely composed & presented.
Gratuluje i pozdrawiam

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-09-23 12:06]

Very beautiful orchids, Ulla. Somehow I missed those when first posted.

It has been a while since you posted new pix. Hope you are fine.

All the best,


Hallo Ulla
These orchids are really lovely and the top parts are seen beautifully against the blue sky. I like the seperation of blue sky and green plantlife. Hallo Luis
I really miss you around on the site, and with images as this last one of yours, it is no wonder why. You where a great photographer and without your images there is a definite void in the gallery. Please, please reconsider to return. It will be a great day not only for me, but for many others as well.
Warmest wishes.

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