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Close-up of a Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera) taken in Essex last June. The background has been digitally processed using a Gaussian blur.

My thanks to you all for your generous support of yesterday's upload - much appreciated as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jun 2013 - 1:50 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Portrait of a Bee Orchid
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:25 Jan 2014 - 9:02 AM
Tags:Bee orchid, Belhus Park, Close-up / macro, Digitally processed, Essex, Flowers & plants, Ophrys apifera, Orchid, Wild
Votes:31

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2191 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 9:15 AM

A beauty ..lovely orchid, great capture

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 9:40 AM

Beautiful flower Sylvia. Unfortunatel fast becoming a rarity in the wild.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 - 11:00 AM

Fabulous..

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 1:50 PM

A fine portrait Sylvia, showing plenty of detail against a beautifully natural background…

Mike

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 2:45 PM

An exquisite image Sylvia, you've caught this beautiful and rare orchid in some excellent light which has really brought out the colours and the fine details

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alligatorpants
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25 Jan 2014 - 3:36 PM

A beautiful close-up.

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 4:57 PM

a really wonderful little flower well captured Sylvia

David

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 5:11 PM

detail outstanding Sylvia - one day I might be as good as youWink

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 6:15 PM

You have retained the sharpness where it matters

Adrian

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AlexAppleby
25 Jan 2014 - 8:37 PM

Wonderful shot, the background is gorgeous (although I don't know what you've done to it)!!!

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viscostatic
12 Feb 2014 - 8:08 PM

Really beautiful colours and detail Sylvia.

Phil.

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