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First one this spring!!

By annettep38  
Please let me apologize, I started catching up and then I got rally drowned in work and also had to tend to Chris who was in hospital. He's back home and I managed to get a few shots yesterday, the very first orchids are out on the Plateau d'argentine.
So this is specially for Sylvia Smile

I must have been a sight on all for on the ground with my 'wobbly' lens.

A very special belated thank you to Alex Appleby!

Tags: Orchid Flowers and plants Wild orchid Dordogne Wildlife and nature Plateau dárgentine

Voters: jennialexander, ade123, netta1234 and 42 more

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ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2014 10:14PM
A really lovely image Annette you have used the light so well to show off the colours of the Orchid

netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
30 Mar 2014 10:16PM
This is a lovely imageSmile
Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2014 10:37PM
The harmonious bokeh really makes this beautiful image.
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LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2014 10:45PM
30 Mar 2014 10:57PM
Beautiful ☺
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
31 Mar 2014 12:21AM
The orchids are beautiful and the "suns in the bg make this image sing!
31 Mar 2014 2:53AM
I can hardly wait for my wife's flowers to start coming in. But at least the spring is finally arriving. Congratulations on a beautiful picture!
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
31 Mar 2014 6:07AM
What a beauty, Annette, we have quite a number of wild orchids in bloom here at present, they put on such a wonderful show. Carol
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
31 Mar 2014 9:23AM
Superb shot Annette. It looks and sounds so lovely.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
31 Mar 2014 11:41AM
Well recorded and quite beautiful.
Joline Plus
14 30 58 United States
31 Mar 2014 12:30PM
A refreshing sight for sure. Nicely done!
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.6k 158 England
31 Mar 2014 1:00PM
The fast shutter speed to counteract your 'wobbly' lens then? Dof and colour looks very good, Annette, you can get up now Grin

teocali Plus
12 442 18 England
31 Mar 2014 3:26PM
How exquisite and definitely a very welcome reminder that Spring is finally here, Annette, although you are streaks ahead of us! Lovely colours and detail - will look forward to more Smile
ColleenA Plus
8 464 7 Australia
31 Mar 2014 3:55PM
Beautifully captured Annette, glad to hear Chris is out of hospital, I know how you feel Rob has been in hospital 12 days with another 7 to go in rehab...
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
31 Mar 2014 3:55PM
My best wishes to you both, esp. Chris: hope he is well on the mend, Annette.
And what a delightful bloom to come across, and so beautifully captured.
Niknut Plus
10 2.7k 82 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2014 4:42PM
Beautiful !!
great macro shot. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2014 7:44PM
Hello Annette

Some lovely splashes of colour in thisSmile

Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
2 Apr 2014 11:54PM
An exquisite orchid image Annette, you've isolated it quite beautifully from the background
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
4 Apr 2014 5:50PM
A nice rich purple -- that sets off well against the oof yellow behind it.
PS My best to Chris. Stay healthy, my friend.

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