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Corybas trilobus (9)
|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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Contrast masking, colour correction
|Cropped to remove the bright area from the top left, and make the floret fill the frame a bit better.|
Used contrast masking to bring up the shadow detail a bit and reduce the brightness of the highlights a litte - NewLayerViaCopy, Desaturate, Invert, Blur/Gaussian 19px. Merge mode Overlay @ 100%.
Colours warmed up slightly - Levels, Red midpoint -1.20, Green -1.05.
I hope you like it :)