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Many thanks for your overwhelming echo to the little argus Smile
here is a wild orchid, they started coming out on Saturday . They are on the 'bush' airfiled of Argentine, about 3 kms from our home.
I don't often upload flowers but just had to make an exception here. The old manual 300 2.8 is my choice for that sort of picture.

Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:tamron sp adaptall 2 300mm f2.8 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:wild orchid on the airfield
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:8 May 2013 - 8:57 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Orchid, Plateau d'Argentine, Wildlife / nature
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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 9:04 PM

Perfect, focus and settings, love orchids, I wish we had wild ones!

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 9:05 PM

A stunner, without doubt. Really like those diagonals, even down to the slightly off the straight stem and of course the colours and details of the Orchid flowers are so beautiful.

Ann

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 9:05 PM

Excellent DOF

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achieverswales

Exquisite capture Annette, the background softness with the sharp Orchid is very professional.


Regards

Trev.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 9:07 PM

We seem to be on the same wave length this evening Annette, this is so delicate. - gary

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 9:10 PM

As Trev says... soft and sharp, beautifully captured, Annette.

Dave

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GeorgePlatis
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8 May 2013 - 9:20 PM

Wonderful image!
George

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 9:22 PM

Stunning Orchid shot!! Great colour and beautiful presentation!!

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maggietear
8 May 2013 - 9:35 PM

The colours so compliment each other Annette, I'm enjoying the muted delicate feel to the image.
Maggie

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2156 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 9:52 PM

This is so Beautiful with lovely bgSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
8 May 2013 - 10:09 PM

Great capture Annette, Heavenly Bokeh?

John

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gajewski
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8 May 2013 - 10:39 PM

The perfect botanical shot, Annette.\
-=\Walter

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capto
capto e2 Member 21005 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 10:59 PM

Gorgeous image. You should make an exception more often.Smile

ivor

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 11:15 PM

Very well taken Annette - such a beautiful wildflower
and perfect b/g echoing the purples of the flower.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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PattiW
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9 May 2013 - 1:55 AM

Perfect! PattiSmile

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
9 May 2013 - 5:20 AM

This looks very familiar - I am sure I have seen them or very similar in the veld here somewhere in my foggy past Smile A lovely photo of this very special flower Annette !!

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 6:10 AM

Beautifully captured Annette your selective DOF works well here...John

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Deep_Bhatia
9 May 2013 - 6:26 AM

Beautifully captured.

Deep

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AnnChown
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9 May 2013 - 6:42 AM

Very well taken Annette - soft colours and well isolated.
Ann

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CaroleS
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9 May 2013 - 7:32 AM

Lovely shades in this orchid Annette beautifully captured.
Carole

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 8:43 AM

Beautiful orchid Annette and such a delightful image. Excellent.
Ron

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digital_boi
9 May 2013 - 9:42 AM

lovely Annette fine work

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 12:35 PM

This is a beautifully crafted shot of this wonderful little flower. Great choice of lens for it, too. The details and DOF are first rate.

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ColleenA
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9 May 2013 - 2:23 PM

A beautiful image, nice composition and love your DOF.....stunning

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DicksPics
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9 May 2013 - 4:07 PM

This is a really lovely image, Annette!
Such a sharp subject and excellent DOF.
Richard

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 - 4:16 PM

Wonderful wonderful....

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Michaela_Solway
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9 May 2013 - 7:30 PM

Wonderful DOF.. Excellent .....

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 2:47 PM

Deliciously crisp detail and light here, Annette!

These are really beautiful orchids. Not just the colours but the patterning too. Must've been wonderful to see it in person Smile

Andrew

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tonyng
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11 May 2013 - 10:08 PM

Shot with great details Annette.

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