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Lady's Slipper Orchid

By pollisher
So very sorry that I have been off the radar for two weeks or so. We were holidaying in the Italian Dolomites and the internet connection was ****. Will catch up over the next week.

The Lady's Slipper Orchid must be one of the most spectacular orchids in Northern Italy. The highlight of our trip was seeing a group of 24 blooms.

Tags: Macro Italy Flowers and plants Wildlife and nature Lady slipper orchid

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 7:49PM
A beautiful floral image crammed with great colour and detail, my only observation is that there are only two orchids, the inclusion of another would have made for a more balanced composition.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
10 Jul 2013 7:51PM
Nice Image!! I like it a lot!! Hope you had a good time!!
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 8:08PM
I love the way that the second, blurred orchid in the background echoes the main subject. I know that conventional photo geek thinking is that things should be in odd numbers but to my mine this image gives more evidence, were any needed, of the appeal of twos.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
10 Jul 2013 8:11PM
Absolutely glorious I am sure--- I am very fone of the lady slipper, see them mostly in glass houses!
mossy 5 46 1 England
10 Jul 2013 9:51PM
Got to agree a stunning orchid, i saw my first just recently, sadly it was past its best.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Jul 2013 11:19PM
It is a beauty, so sad we don't get this one here..
I love these little dots where the yellow bit meets the dark part.
Nathan, the third orchid is right over your shoulder behind you Smile
Mike_Smith Plus
10 482 1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 5:59PM
Amazing Orchid, not seen this one before but its a beauty
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2013 6:44PM
Beautiful floral imagery with great colour, great use of depth of field, and so very exposed.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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