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This wild orchid was photographed at the edge of a very dark forest and I decided to remove any trace of it by manipulating the b/g.

My thanks to all for the comments on Running Dry.

Ronnie.

0827........Barbara {barbarahirst} commented that she'd like to have seen the original, so I have now posted it as V 2.........R

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:105mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.5
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:+0.67
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No
Title:"Wild Orchid"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:18 Jul 2012 - 12:03 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated., Flowers & plants, Nature, Plants, Wild orchid
Votes:Voting Disabled
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96187 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 12:06 AM

The flower is so complimented by the background RonnieSmile

Adrian

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 12:10 AM

Stands out well Ronnie.
Super colours.
Great shot.
Mick.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 12:14 AM

A beauty with all these fading, waxing an waning flowers in the pyramid of a lifie cycle.
The background is expertly done!

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achieverswales
achieverswales e2 Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 12:22 AM

Stunningly beautiful Ronnie, excellent composition.

Regards

Trev.

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lesliea
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18 Jul 2012 - 12:25 AM

Beautiful image Ronnie.
Allen, Smile

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rontear
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18 Jul 2012 - 12:34 AM

Isolated beauty Ronnie. Excellent.
Ron.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 12:41 AM

This is a technique that you do so well--- and what a lovely flower (wish we had these) a well done image!

RE: Red-spotted putple is an Eastern North American species!

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 12:54 AM

Perfection in a picture.
Beautiful wild orchid against black b/g.
It is truly stunning.
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Ayoob
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18 Jul 2012 - 1:06 AM

Prefect light and capture-wonderful..............Grin

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debu
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18 Jul 2012 - 1:46 AM

Excellent work.
debu

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johnjo58
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18 Jul 2012 - 4:10 AM

So beautiful Ronnie, great processing
David

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CarolG
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18 Jul 2012 - 5:16 AM

A lovely presentation, Ronnie, showing off the beauty of this orchid so well. Carol

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 7:00 AM

wonderful detail ronnie brilliant tones and colour a real beauty nice one Wink
andy

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 7:25 AM

What a gorgeous flower Ronnie, I've never seen one quite like it.

John Smile

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 7:34 AM

It stands out so well against your background. Superb detail and light Ronnie.
Ann

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SUE118
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18 Jul 2012 - 7:34 AM

A beauty.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 7:35 AM

Perfect light a beautiful image Ronnie..Lin

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 7:37 AM

You made a perfect job of removing the background as we would never think it was not shot against black. - gary

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 7:53 AM

A stunning example of your photographic genius and attention for detail, simply superb.

Regards Nathan

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CaroleS
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18 Jul 2012 - 7:54 AM

Sometimes natural backgrounds are distracting, this works well on a black background Ronnie, really making the orchid stand out. It is such a pretty colour, ours here tend towards the deeper purple.
Carole

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WhiteRose1
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18 Jul 2012 - 8:03 AM

Good angle, well lit, beautifully presented, Ronnie.

Dave

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barbarahirst
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18 Jul 2012 - 8:05 AM

incredible detail
I would like to have seen the original as well

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NaturesHaven
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18 Jul 2012 - 8:15 AM

You wild thing you..........love the composition and detail........SmileSmile

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jaktis
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18 Jul 2012 - 8:25 AM

I guess that this is how it should be done

Peter

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barbarahirst
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18 Jul 2012 - 8:30 AM

heh ... congrats on the GE award!!!
and you were right V1 is far better image.

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mashwood10
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18 Jul 2012 - 8:30 AM

Stunning Ronnie GrinGrin

Pam

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RonnieAG
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18 Jul 2012 - 8:34 AM

Thanks to all and special thanks to Julia {NaturesHaven} for her GEA which is treasured.
Ronnie.

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Jekaro
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18 Jul 2012 - 8:43 AM

Superbly done, Ronnie, both top class images.
Roy

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morpheus1955
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18 Jul 2012 - 9:26 AM

Beautiful images Ronnie, fabulous light and colours.

Hugh

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gingerdelight
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18 Jul 2012 - 9:57 AM

Superbly captured as usual Ronnie - I love the original with the splash of green!
Carol

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
18 Jul 2012 - 10:04 AM

Superb!

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
18 Jul 2012 - 10:47 AM

Ronnie both excellent. V1 presentation is superb.

John

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TonyDy
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18 Jul 2012 - 10:55 AM

Excellent shots, Ronnie.
Tony

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lostnspace2011
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18 Jul 2012 - 11:11 AM

V1 for me Ronnie, very nice detail Smile

Mark

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Ade_Osman
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18 Jul 2012 - 11:15 AM

Good stuff as usual Ronnie.....

Ade

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 11:21 AM

Congratulations on Guest Editor Award Ronnie.
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digital_boi
18 Jul 2012 - 12:02 PM

award well deserved Ronnie for this fine capture. You had achived good background seperation in V2 but the magic of the black background shows this fine beauty at its best its no wonder so many of us like the dark b/g.
Thanks for your PM yes keep well clear of Harrods.....we had 1 inch of rain overnight here in the north side of the river now 360 degree greyness

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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JenniCh
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18 Jul 2012 - 1:14 PM

Beautifully taken and presented, Ronnie.

Jenni

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EAS
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18 Jul 2012 - 1:23 PM

Two very beautiful images and what a gorgeous wild Orchid in both. I think I am drawn just a little more to V2 with that lovely green shading in the bg but 'd settle happily for either.

Ann

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moiral
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18 Jul 2012 - 1:51 PM

Beautiful against the black Ronnie.
You sent me details of how to remove the background ages ago. Unfortunately I have accidentally deleted the instructions. Any chance you could send them to me again please.
Moira

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Karen_Summers
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18 Jul 2012 - 3:39 PM

This is lovely shows up well against the dark background

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TrevBatWCC
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18 Jul 2012 - 4:26 PM

As soon as I saw the thumbnail I just knew it had to be yours, Ronnie Wink Two super images here, but V1's the winner for me Smile
Trev Smile

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18 Jul 2012 - 4:53 PM

I was just looking through the "recent awards" page, Ronnie, and I knew this had to be one of yours. Congratulations on the award; a really superb example of your trade mark technique.

Patrick

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xwang
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18 Jul 2012 - 6:51 PM

Not much to say, Ronnie. Just SUPERB!.. personally I prefer V1.

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Ray42
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18 Jul 2012 - 7:00 PM

Beautiful images Ronnie of this Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsil) and congratulations on the well deserved UA and GEA

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18 Jul 2012 - 7:01 PM

You do this so well- Beautiful ****SmileSmileSmile
cor.

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canonfan
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18 Jul 2012 - 7:43 PM

Superb image and well processed Ronnie
Jim

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Billyray
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18 Jul 2012 - 8:22 PM

Another superb shot Ronnie. The detail, colour and presentation are excellent.
Ray

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Glostopcat
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18 Jul 2012 - 8:49 PM

What a beautiful wild orchid Ronnie, these are a familiar sight on the hills and limestone grassland of the Coswolds close to where I live. Glad to see that you have inspired our friend Gary D to get back out with the camera again, he hasn't been himself latelySmile

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bill33
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18 Jul 2012 - 9:21 PM

You have captured the soft delicate nature of this beautiful flower to perfection Ronnie, and your PP work with the black background brings this beautiful flower to life, top class work in all aspects my friend, beautifully done, Bill.

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pamelajean
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18 Jul 2012 - 10:52 PM

The awards say it all, Ronnie.

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Cliff1944
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19 Jul 2012 - 12:10 AM

The orchid is stunning against the black background.
Cliff

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posty57
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19 Jul 2012 - 6:59 PM

A very beautiful capture and presentation of a very beautiful plant.

Barry

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SandraKay
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21 Jul 2012 - 4:44 PM

Beautiful, crisp and fresh. V1 for me.
Sandra

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