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Pyramidal Orchid...

By Greyheron
Taken at the weekend in Belhus Country Park in the good company of Sylvia . I had the pleasure of using her Canon EF 300mm f2.8 L IS ll on the GF1...thank you Grin Camera mounted on a beanbag and fired using a remote release. Gold reflector set to the right of the blooms for some fill light. Pretty much straight out of the camera shooting through the foreground grass to give the mush. Did some cloning top right to remove a distracting blob of brown grass I'd missed during the pre shot prep...!!!

f2.8
1/1600th sec
ISO 100
AWB
Manual focus

Tags: Park Country Seeing Flower Two Orchid Flowers and plants Anacamptis pyramidalis Pyramidal Belhus

Voters: ali63, Terry L, gilbertmjake and 53 more

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Comments


ali63 Plus
4 733 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 6:08PM
Excellent work,

Ali

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Terry L Plus
12 586 5 England
2 Jul 2013 6:19PM
The end result is very nice Mike, that little GF1 must have looked very insignificant on the end of that 300 f2.8

Terry
Greyheron Plus
13 280 7 England
2 Jul 2013 7:05PM
Thanks guys - appreciate you dropping by to look, vote and comment Grin

You could fit about four GF1's in the bucket sized lens hood at least Terry Wink Great fun playing with the set-up though Smile

Mike
2 Jul 2013 7:14PM
Just perfect!! Mike.
Brian
franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
2 Jul 2013 7:45PM
Beautiful work.

Ken
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 8:07PM
What can I say!

The 4/3 thirds brigade relying on Canon lens'Wink

Seriously Mike, it has worked a treatSmile

I trust Sylvia was in fine fettleGrin

Adrian
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
2 Jul 2013 8:09PM
What a stunning image, so pretty and lovely dof , wish I had taken this...wonderful capture
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
2 Jul 2013 8:32PM
Superb work with the hybrid combination Mike.Smile
Brian.
boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 8:35PM
Lovely image...
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
2 Jul 2013 8:37PM
What a beautiful pair they are, the low viewpoint works so well
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
2 Jul 2013 10:13PM
A grand addition to your collection!
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
2 Jul 2013 10:24PM
Classic capture image Mike. A beautiful delicate shot.GrinGrin
Ron
CaroleS Plus
5 361 3 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2013 8:35AM
Superb work.
Carole
teocali Plus
8 421 18 England
3 Jul 2013 12:59PM
Glorious result, Mike and what a steep learning curve it was to watch the physical preparation needed (i.e. clever and careful "gardening") to enable the capture of such a perfect image. Thank you for a wonderful day and insight into how to achieve such magic. My results produced nothing like this, but will keep persevering Wink
Sylvia
Greyheron Plus
13 280 7 England
3 Jul 2013 7:38PM
Thanks all for your wonderful comments and support Grin

Your User Award is very much appreciate Carole - thank you Grin

Adrian - not so much relying on Canon glass as just playing Tongue and Sylvia is and did very well on Sunday Smile

Mike
25 Jul 2013 11:57PM
Stunning double Orchid capture!, brilliant shot Mike!!Grin
Greyheron Plus
13 280 7 England
26 Jul 2013 12:15PM
Thanks Steve - last year there was only one in this spot, was really surprised to see two!!! Sylvia and I enjoyed photographing them. There were quite a few around the park generally this year so hopefully you can make it next year...as long as the British GP doesn't interfere Wink

Mike
Mavis Plus
13 143 2 England
26 Jul 2013 3:07PM
Superb xx
Greyheron Plus
13 280 7 England
19 Aug 2013 6:31PM
Thank you Mavis Grin

Mike X

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