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Today a slight change in direction for me, trying my hand and some other than birds subjects. This is an Early Purple Orchid taken on one of the rainiest days I have ever been out, it tipped down all day.

As always thanks for taking a look and your feedback would be very welcome.

All clicks, critiques and comments welcome

David

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 May 2012 - 12:20 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Early Purple Orchid - in the rain
Username:johnjo58 johnjo58
Uploaded:29 May 2012 - 4:29 PM
Tags:Close up, Early purple orchid, Wildlife / nature
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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
29 May 2012 - 4:46 PM

Great shot .Excellent detail and presentation...........Grin

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softlight
softlight e2 Member 5softlight vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 4:50 PM

Great shot Johnjo58 looks like it was still raining when you took this frame. Smile

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 4:53 PM

Wonderful shot!

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MalcolmM
MalcolmM e2 Member 991 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 4:54 PM

Excellent

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 5:01 PM

It might be raining David, but it's made for a stunning image....

Ade

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2539 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 5:04 PM

Very nice detail,
Ali

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mikejmb
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29 May 2012 - 5:10 PM

Lovely image, the subject is beautifully presented.

Mike

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
29 May 2012 - 5:40 PM

Beautiful with a lovely out of focus b/g.

Len

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scottchappell
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29 May 2012 - 6:00 PM

Excellent

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JenniCh
JenniCh e2 Member 932 forum postsJenniCh vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 6:58 PM

This is a lovely image, beautiful detail in the flower and a gorgeously diffused background to set it off.

Jenni

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saeidNL
saeidNL e2 Member 5saeidNL vcard Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 7:00 PM

Excellent shot, nice detail and great colours..
saeid

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91929 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
29 May 2012 - 8:21 PM

Cracking image David - looks good shot through the grasses.
Brian.

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RonnieAG
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29 May 2012 - 8:54 PM

Dull weather and overcast conditions, even rain, are the best for outdoor floral shots: you get a much better result, as this shot shows, than if the subject were bathed in full sunlight.
Beautifully presented.
Ronnie.

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Maiwand
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29 May 2012 - 10:41 PM

Superb shot Dave. Wonderful image.
Ron

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TonyDy
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29 May 2012 - 11:46 PM

Lovely shot, David.
Tony

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 10:13 AM

Wow what a surprise to get an HC, thanks to the editor for this, very much appreciated
David

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 3:05 PM

Congrat's for your HC David, well deserved! Fabulous image Smile

Sarah *

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MossyOak
MossyOak e2 Member 2MossyOak vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 8:01 PM

Very nicely done David, always a great subject and congrats on the HC mate
Richard

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JohnoP
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30 May 2012 - 9:09 PM

A really striking image David - love this! John GrinGrin

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Brian65
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30 May 2012 - 9:11 PM

Well worth getting wet for this wonderful image David, congrats on your award.
Brian

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 10:01 PM

With the rain as well as a perfectly shot orchid
a first class image David..outstanding
Lillian

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KBan
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1 Jun 2012 - 6:43 PM

Well done on the H.C. David
keith

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ElmsArt
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2 Jun 2012 - 4:13 AM

Very well deserved HC. This is a stunning image. Well worth getting wet for.

Jackie

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2012 - 11:27 PM

Superb capture and comp, Dave. Stunning detail, colours and soft, delicate natural bg tones, really making the vibrant colours of the orchid pop! Congrats on a well deserved HC.
Sylvia

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Platchet
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4 Jun 2012 - 10:09 AM

Lovely work, the rain adds something special.

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annettep38
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2 Jul 2012 - 1:07 PM

the rain adds a lot of charm and atmosphere. Also the subdued light work well for this intense purple

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