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Good morning....
Thank you for your continued support its much appreciated. Also thank you to Billy (Williamsloan) and Jukka (Kuvailija) on their UA's...
Yesterday we had even more rain...the day before we had flash floods, with some areas getting 4" of rain in an hour.
My first attempt at indoor photography, just using natural light.. these are orchids growing in my lounge. Straight out the camera....V2 I have cropped...
Have a nice day GrinGrinGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:40mm f/2.8 G
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Nov 2013 - 3:05 PM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.9
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Whiter shade of pale
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:17 Nov 2013 - 7:23 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 7:25 AM

So pretty Smile

Lavina

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 7:29 AM

wonderful detail colleen brilliant comp and tones a real stunner nice one Wink
andy

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 7:42 AM

Another beauty for your collection Colleen. So very well done. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 7:46 AM

So clean and fresh.....

Dave

bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 8:00 AM

Delightfull attempt at indoor photography Colleen one to be proud of
Rob

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 8:09 AM

Another cracker. Nice Work.

Dave.

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 - 8:14 AM

Beautifully captured and presented, Colleen.

Prefer the wider view in V1 best.

P.

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4264 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
17 Nov 2013 - 8:36 AM

Such difficult shot and beautifully done.

Harriet

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 8:49 AM

Like them both Colleen, but V1 slightly more
you have the whites so beautifully
Lillian

viscostatic
17 Nov 2013 - 8:55 AM

Both beautiful Colleen but v2 best for me.

Phil.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
17 Nov 2013 - 9:00 AM

Two beautiful images Colleen, V1 my preference,
Fred.

ronboy
ronboy  4 Scotland
17 Nov 2013 - 9:27 AM

both beautiful, but V1 for me
love the colour and tone - great capture

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 9:29 AM

What interesting shapes in your picture, Colleen.
Beautiful hues and composition.
Herman would like these.

Caziwinkles
17 Nov 2013 - 9:51 AM

Simple yet very elegant Colleen - beauties. Smile

Carol

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
17 Nov 2013 - 9:58 AM

Very very beautiful , pure white .- Delightful. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

jdinne
jdinne  11 England
17 Nov 2013 - 10:04 AM

Wonderful Colleen V1 beautiful presentation.

John

marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 5marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 - 10:17 AM

Well done for a first attempt, it looks beautiful.

Here we are expecting a cold spell with perhaps some snowSadSad

Mary Grin

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64365 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 10:23 AM

I love white flowers. You've retained some lovely detail here.
x

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 10:32 AM

Is your weather unusual for the time of year Colleen ? Being indoors has helped with your images, good example.
Ron

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 11:03 AM

Lovely capture Colleen; what beautiful shapes!
Rende

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 11:35 AM

Super capture Colleen, Great title, Procol Harum springs to mind one of my favorite songs - A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum - YouTube
► 4:01► 4:01
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb3iPP-tHdA

Cliff

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 11:36 AM

Beautifully framed and taken.
Indoor photography ca be so difficult trying not to get unwanted shadows.
You've done very well and no distractions around the orchid.
KateGrinGrinGrin

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 11:51 AM

Oh wow Cliff...thanks for the song....that's exactly what I was thinking when the title came to mind...
One of my favourite songs of all time....GrinGrin

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 12:36 PM

Simply beautiful.
Joan

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 12:41 PM

Superb work, Colleen, beautiful.

Richard

gwynn56
gwynn56  261 forum posts England
17 Nov 2013 - 12:43 PM

so due to bad weather you now lounging around in the house , capturing the indoor plants you have grown , nicely captured they are too Smile

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 - 1:07 PM

Two lovely imagesSmile

Eileen

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 1:09 PM

beautiful duo

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 1:09 PM

V1 is such a beautiful natural floral close-up


Adrian

capto
capto e2 Member 21071 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 1:21 PM

Beautiful blooms well taken.Smile

ivor

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 1:26 PM

Oh boy...don't like the sound of that rain Sad

Beautiful Phalaenopsis you have here and I love that apple green in them. Haven't seen this one.

Excellent shot of them and the crop in V2 works well, actually.

LOVE the song, by the way...great title GrinGrin

Andrew

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 1:30 PM

Thought of you Andrew when I was snapping away....an orchid you haven't seen yet...amazedGrinGrin

Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1238 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 - 2:06 PM

So beautiful

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 2:06 PM

Wow! That is stunning Colleen. V1 for me. An amazing image GrinGrin

Kathryn

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 2:15 PM

Stunning white on white work!

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 2:18 PM


Quote: Thought of you Andrew when I was snapping away....an orchid you haven't seen yet...amazedGrinGrin

Lol...I love Phalaenopsis but have never seen this one with the apple green. The next time I'm at the National Orchid Garden I will look out for it!

Smile

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 2:22 PM

Andrew, they are the most common variety here, you buy them at the local supermarket...Grin

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 3:14 PM

delicate and delightful ,well taken.

billy

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1698 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom81 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 3:18 PM

Beautiful images, the natural light has worked well.
Nigel

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 - 3:40 PM

Beautiful images Colleen.

Jenny Smile

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
17 Nov 2013 - 4:01 PM

wonderful delicately detailed capture

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 4:06 PM


Quote: Andrew, they are the most common variety here, you buy them at the local supermarket...Grin

No way! We get 'em in all the nurseries here and some wet markets but I don't think I've seen 'em in supermarkets. Hmm...Dendrobiums are probably the most common orchids here.

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 4:20 PM

2 excellent images so much detail, I love them,

Ali SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 - 4:21 PM

Stunning images, Colleen. My favourite is V1. The title (song) brings back happy memories. Hope the weather improves soon in C.T.
Fred

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 4:25 PM

It's improved Fred, beautiful sunshine out now, a glorious afternoonGrinGrin

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 4:30 PM

Well, Colleen, if these are your first attempts, I'd like to see your attempts when you get good at it!!Grin Two beautiful captures, with V1 being my fave - I'd be very proud if I'd taken these Smile
Trev Smile

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
17 Nov 2013 - 4:32 PM

Great title and a well handled exposure

Peter

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 4:35 PM

Lovely delicate shots with a great capture of the whites.
Ju

CHRISB911
CHRISB911  854 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 5:14 PM

i liked the record and i love this, a real nice image
chris

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 5:28 PM

Beautiful images.
I prefer the full flower of V1.

B.

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33098 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 5:47 PM

A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured image of this beautiful crisp and pristine Orchid Colleen. Superb colour and detailing, as well as a high level of presentation, Image number one for me please...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 6:03 PM

Excellent captures, Colleen! Both are very well exposed so that brings in front all the beauty of details and colors of this fabulous flower!
George

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 6:06 PM

Well taken Colleen - I don't find these at all easy to photograph. Some neighbours of ours are in your area at the moment, so I'm sorry to hear of all that rain.

Last Modified By AnnChown at 17 Nov 2013 - 6:06 PM
BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2013 - 6:58 PM

Sublime detail, especially on V2. Well done, these are beautifulGrin
Ryan

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 - 8:22 PM

Great title Colleen and brilliant shots. Cathy

jacquig
17 Nov 2013 - 10:13 PM

Lovely, Colleen. Pure, clean, smooth. Both shots ooze quality. Smile

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2013 - 7:18 AM

Nicely framed fabulous images, I love V2.

lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
18 Nov 2013 - 9:32 AM

Beautiful images Colleen well captured love No 2.
Allen, Smile

Last Modified By lesliea at 18 Nov 2013 - 9:33 AM
barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2013 - 9:41 AM

perfection ....

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2013 - 7:49 PM

what an amazing orchid... wonderful!

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2013 - 9:20 PM

First class flower photography Colleen, very well done

SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 3:13 AM

Stunning images, Colleen. Your use of natural light has worked very well.

Simon

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