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My ever tolerant wife Sandy's favourite orchid has just bloomed again. I thought I had better preserve it for posterity in case it doesn't repeat the act.

I am a complete numpty at botanical photography so any useful advice (such as don't do it again) would be most welcome.

Thanks for all your lovely clicks and comments.

Have a nice day. Smile

Gerry

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:For Sandy
Username:Gerryrys Gerryrys
Uploaded:28 Sep 2012 - 8:47 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Orchid
Votes:29

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 9:34 AM

These plants are extremely robust, mine come back time and time again despite the neglect........... Watch that be it it now, I have jinxed itWink
Diane

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capto
capto e2 Member 21000 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 9:42 AM

Also my wifes' favourite, hers is flowering at the moment for the 3rd year. Given me some photo opportunities.
Your shot has a nice composition with the curved stem and smaller flower making a nice image.
The only tip I can offer as you have an excellent lens for the job already, is to use 'focus stacking'. If you have the software which offers this it is an excellent way to increase the dof. I have used it on my orchid shots and find it a great help.

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 12:22 PM

Lovely detail and colour Gerry, re botanical photography....I'm a numpty too Wink
Geoff.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 1:21 PM

No advice from me Gerry, looks great and better than ever I could do.

Dave

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 1:45 PM

Looks fine to me a very pretty flower,
Ali

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
28 Sep 2012 - 4:24 PM

Better than any thing I could do too; like it nicely presented Gerry. should be pleased with that cheers!, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 5:43 PM

Excellent work here Gerry.......Where's the bloody feathers ?? Wink

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 - 8:18 PM

For your wife ehh, what are you after mate? she should be pleased with it, great image mate. Thanks for your offer to help me today.SmileSmileWinkTongue
Compo

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queengu21
queengu21  4 Israel
28 Sep 2012 - 10:07 PM

Actually quite a good photo with a good comp.
Ely

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 10:32 PM

Nice rich colours and depth.
Matt

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 - 11:12 PM

Hmmmmm......what have you done, GerrySmileSmileSmileSmileSmile????????? Love it without the border, pure simplicity!!!!!!!! Super!!!!! AniaWink

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gilbertmjake
29 Sep 2012 - 9:07 AM

Great image, lovely detail & colour.

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 11:13 AM

Lovely colour and clarity.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 2:41 PM

The centre is sharp, the background is clean, looks fine to me, but depends what you like really. If you want the whole flower in focus, simply use a smaller aperture. I like the stem emanating from the bottom right corner.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2012 - 10:51 AM

A beautifully coloured orchid very nicely captured although Pamela's helpful remarks are well worth heeding.
I too use a black b/g card for this sort of shot and available daylight indoors......it seems to work well in showing off the blooms, allowing them to appear as if in 3D.
A very fine shot IMHO and well worth not going with "don't do it again", GerryWink.
Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 1 Oct 2012 - 10:52 AM

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2012 - 11:11 AM

Ronnie is right, all I can say more is sometime you can adjust the camera a bit to let the angle help with DOF.
Apart from that I would be very chuffed with this one!

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2012 - 1:29 PM

A lovely take of a lovely flower - orchids a fave of mine too!!SmileSmile

Lavina

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