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Found whilst taking my dog for a walk yesterday in our local nature reserve, the delicate Bee Orchid.

Captured in late evening sunlight.


Many thanks for looking and for the comments on yesterdays upload and a special thank you to ABPhotosUK for the user award, much appreciated as always.

Phil

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-300.0 mm f/4.0-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Jun 2013 - 7:50 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Swarm
Username:phil_j phil_j
Uploaded:27 Jun 2013 - 8:28 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Wildlife / nature
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Voters:Eastlands · Paintman · Norfolkboy · Bravdo · ringyneck · Stace · richmowil · chalkhillblue · ABPhotosUK · NaturesHaven · zapar40 · ali63 · KBan · AlanPerkins · tomcat · morpheus1955 · pamelajean · taggart · cabbie · Silverzone · Ade_Osman · gwynn56 · Bzox · PattiW · CarolG · Arty · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · ColleenA · Quoise · Glostopcat ·
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Unique Views:53

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ABPhotosUK
ABPhotosUK Plus Member 1ABPhotosUK vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 8:55 PM

Lucky to come across this Phil, fabulous background and perfect frame!! Andy

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3601 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 9:06 PM

Beautiful image,

Ali

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9844 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1649 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 10:15 PM

Great title, Phil....bzzzzzzzzz!
It's a joy to see some of these, even if it's only in the form of a terrific photographGrin!

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 10:25 PM

WOW! a different kind of orchid-- love the comp and the subject!

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Ade_Osman Plus Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 11:06 PM

Good composition to this one Phil.....

Ade

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8153 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 5:33 AM

Very well composed and captured, Phil, our little bee orchids finished flowering long ago Sad Carol

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2220 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 5:23 PM

What an amazing flower, it does look like a bee, excellent capture

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Glostopcat Plus Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 9:11 PM

What a beautiful trio Phil, I saw some of these at Sand Point the other week but sadly they were well past their bestSad

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