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This is one of just a few wild orchids we found in Slovenia, this one was near the edge of one of the beautiful lakes. I think it is a Pyramid but hopefully someone will correct me if I am wrong.

I was very lucky with the light, it was overcast, but had the normal ponder over the best setting to produce a reasonable background.

As always comments and advice very welcome.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron 18-270mm Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Jun 2012 - 3:24 PM
Focal Length:155mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.9
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160, 160
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:On, Return detected
Title:Wild Orchid
Username:crookymonsta crookymonsta
Uploaded:5 Jul 2012 - 4:06 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 4:18 PM

The background works fine, Sandra. The head doesn't look dense enough to be a pyramid orchid, though. Carol

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vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 9vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 5:28 PM

Think you've nailed the background here, Sandra.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
5 Jul 2012 - 7:05 PM

Whatever it is, it is beautiful

Peter

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 7:08 PM

Looks like the Heath Spotted Orchid, Sandra. The "spotted" part is the leaves, which eases ID, but you have none showing. See here.

Last Modified By pamelajean at 5 Jul 2012 - 7:08 PM

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2012 - 8:33 PM

Very good shots, Sandra, and I agree with pamelajean - I'm sure it is the Heath Spotted Orchid - Dactylorhiza Maculata. It is certainly not the Pyramidal Orchid.
Tony

Last Modified By TonyDy at 5 Jul 2012 - 8:33 PM

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 6:04 PM

Gorgeous thing!! Never seen these before. They stand out so well against that background in V2.

I just looked at Pamela's link and I reckon she and Tony are right about the ID.

Andrew

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2012 - 6:05 PM

Just spotted (no pun intended) another shot here - the Featured E2 right now.

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