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Well this is a first for me....a plant Tongue Grin A southern marsh orchid. I wanted to mush up the FG and BG so what easier way than to use the 500mm f4 Smile A big thank you to Pete for the HC and for the many User Awards, comments and votes on the female banded demoiselle. All very much appreciated as always.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:Canon 500mm F4 L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jun 2012 - 3:34 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:400
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Southern marsh orchid
Username:Steve_S Steve_S
Uploaded:16 Jun 2012 - 5:01 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Southern marsh orchid
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coastem
coastem e2 Member 3coastem vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 5:03 PM

Beautiful image--

Sharp with defocused background-- sorry, just a lovely shot.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85742 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 6:02 PM

Captured to a "T" Steve

A simple, but very effective image

Adrian

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 6:12 PM

Absolutely stunning, Steve. Carol

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 6:14 PM

Thanks Carol and thank you for the UA....very surprised and really appreciated Smile
Steve

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 8:35 PM

Thanks everyone and thank you Pete for the EC Grin Will have to do more of these....and they don't move very quickly either Smile
Steve

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 8:39 PM

Thanks for your User Award Ken, much appreciated
Steve

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JenniCh
JenniCh  832 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 9:08 PM

A really great shot of this beautiful flower ................ Jenni

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Brian_Scott
Brian_Scott e2 Member 442 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 9:41 PM


Quote: Will have to do more of these....and they don't move very quickly either Smile
Steve

LOL i knew this would get an award mate

Quality work as always Smile

Brian

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 9:48 PM

Its a good job that the goldcrest that was perched on top flew off just before I pressed the shutter, it would have spoiled the shot Grin

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johnjo58
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16 Jun 2012 - 9:50 PM

Superb work Steve, I love using the long lens for flowers.
David

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TonyDy
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16 Jun 2012 - 9:56 PM

Lovely shot, Steve.
Tony

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 10:16 PM

Beautifully composed Steve.
Tom.

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Maiwand
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16 Jun 2012 - 10:22 PM

Excellent shot and capture Steve. Congrats on all well deserved awards.
Ron

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2012 - 10:24 PM

Thanks everyone

Quote: I love using the long lens for flowers.
David

I tried with my macro lens to start with but just couldn't get the effect I was after. So I ended up shooting with the 500mm from about 25 feet away. Anyone who saw me would have thought I was a nutcase. 500mm lens, tripod,wimberley head,prostrate, full camo gear. But at least it didn't see me Tongue

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Steve_S
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16 Jun 2012 - 11:14 PM

Thanks for your UA Val, much appreciated Smile
Steve

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mattberry
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16 Jun 2012 - 11:24 PM

Classy shot Steve. The long lens option used to excellent effect!

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Steve_S
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16 Jun 2012 - 11:59 PM

Thanks Matt, your UA is really appreciated
Steve

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Fefe
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17 Jun 2012 - 7:55 AM

Gorgeous!
Diane

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bricurtis
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17 Jun 2012 - 11:08 AM

A beauty Steve - time you went back to the birds me thinks.Wink
Brian.

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justin c
justin c  104504 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 5:27 PM

A quality shot Steve.

Justin

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tonyng
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17 Jun 2012 - 8:20 PM

Congrats Steve. Was going to post mine but having seen yours ...........

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HSTONEY222
18 Jun 2012 - 12:03 PM

WHAT A GREAT SHOT STEVE. I'M WAITING FOR MY TIME TO TAKE PHOTOS LIKE THIS
WHEN I GET SOME EQT. (10/ 10) WELL DONE

HOWARD.

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 12:37 PM

Many Congrats, very beautiful.

B.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 6dmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 1:20 PM

Outstanding Steve, and deserved all the awards.
regards
Yung

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Steve_S
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18 Jun 2012 - 1:34 PM

Thanks everyone and a big thank you Pete for POTW Grin I'm amazed that my first plant photo has done so well.
Cheers
Steve

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Brian_Scott
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18 Jun 2012 - 2:34 PM

Congrats on POTW mate Grin

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User_Removed
18 Jun 2012 - 6:23 PM

Outstanding.

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RonnieAG
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18 Jun 2012 - 7:34 PM

SUPERB.
Ronnie.

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 7:37 PM

Thanks all and thank you Mike for your User Award, very much appreciated. Smile

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Lillian
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18 Jun 2012 - 8:12 PM

Steve I just had to stop by after seeing you on Tony's image..(I am always late!)
and see what the 500mm lens took..WOW! that is one beautiful image and so worthy
of all the awards..and it won't allow me to give you another UA..sorry
so Congrats on all the awards as a perfect image
Lillian

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Steve_S
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18 Jun 2012 - 8:16 PM

Thanks Lillian, hope you had a good laugh Grin

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2012 - 9:20 PM

POTW for a Bloody Flower Wink I bet you're gutted mate WinkWink

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Goggie
Goggie  533 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 - 10:08 PM

Just love this.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 10:01 AM

Congrats on the POTW,Steve,Well deserved,
saeid

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orionmystery
20 Jun 2012 - 1:18 PM

Excellent shot Steve. Love it!

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Tom-Melton
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20 Jun 2012 - 3:03 PM

Congratulations on photo of the week Steve,very much deserved

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darrensmithgbr
20 Jun 2012 - 4:26 PM

congratulations, totally deserved

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Pinkreader55
Pinkreader55 Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2012 - 4:54 PM

Wow well done!

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 5:59 PM

Congratulations on receiving POTW for this wonderful capture SmileSmile
Helen

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Steve_S
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20 Jun 2012 - 6:18 PM

Thanks everyone Grin
Steve

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1881
1881  2 India
20 Jun 2012 - 6:37 PM

STUNNING IMAGE .
------------------------------------------------------------------------------SANJEEV

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myphotoz
myphotoz  3 India
21 Jun 2012 - 4:56 AM

wonderful shot.........Smile

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Heffo1
Heffo1  3 Ireland
21 Jun 2012 - 5:43 PM

Excellent shot. congrats

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Glostopcat
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21 Jun 2012 - 6:59 PM

An outstanding image Steve, congratulations on all the accolades this one has received.

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 9:51 PM

Thanks all and thank you Geo for your User Award, much appreciated

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kiri_g
kiri_g  2 Japan
22 Jun 2012 - 6:20 AM

Nice !

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 9:05 PM

A fantastic piece of Photography. Well done on all those Awards!
Shell

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Steve_S
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23 Jun 2012 - 10:52 AM

Thanks all and thank you Crobard for your User Award, really appreciate it
Steve

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maratsuikka
13 Aug 2012 - 9:00 PM

AND HERE 118

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wolfy
wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 - 8:10 PM

Stunning work Steve and congrats on all the awards, amazing indeed! Smile

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bhavya3654
14 Oct 2012 - 7:25 AM

chumeshwari shot steve

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halaqassem
24 Nov 2012 - 5:46 PM

nice shot

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AnnJ
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30 Nov 2012 - 8:27 PM

Beautiful! Ann.

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Lunnarka
Lunnarka  3 Croatia
15 Dec 2012 - 7:11 PM

So beautiful.

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DEBASISH
DEBASISH  1 India
21 Dec 2012 - 7:09 PM

Great focus & beautiful work....Grin

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HelenBushe
24 Apr 2013 - 5:58 PM

Beautiful image

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