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This hardy plant reaches on average 1025 centimetres (3.99.8 in) of height, with a maximum of 60 centimetres (24 in). The stem is erect and unbranched. The basal leaves are linear-lanceolate with parallel venation, up to 25 centimetres (9.8 in) long, the cauline ones are shorter and barely visible on the stem. The arrangement of hermaphroditic flowers in a compact pyramidal shape is very distinctive and gives the orchid its common name. The colour of the flower varies from pink to purple, or rarely white, and the scent is described as "foxy". The flowers have six tepals, being three small sepals and three petals. Two small petals are on the sides, while the third and lower (labellum) is large and bilobate. At the back of the flower there is a tubular spur of about 1.5 centimetres (0.59 in) long, while the labellum bears two lateral small flaps. The flowering period extends from April through July.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 1000D
Lens:Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Jul 2012 - 10:49 AM
Focal Length:120mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/7.1
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:pyramid orchid
Username:yaco yaco
Uploaded:20 Jul 2012 - 11:58 AM
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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 12:01 PM

A superb capture and composition...Wink

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paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 12:14 PM

Nice composition.
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NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 12:56 PM

A very well written and informative pre narrative supported by an image which I can only dream of achieving.

Regards Nathan

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PhilT2 e2 Member 498 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 1:05 PM

Love the precision of focus and DOF. Makes this one stand out

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