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Southern marsh orchid

By Steve_S  
Well this is a first for me....a plant Tongue Grin A southern marsh orchid. I wanted to mush up the FG and BG so what easier way than to use the 500mm f4 Smile A big thank you to Pete for the HC and for the many User Awards, comments and votes on the female banded demoiselle. All very much appreciated as always.

Tags: Flowers and plants Southern marsh orchid

Voters: MalcolmM, coastem, MikeGillingham and 127 more

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Comments


coastem 5 7 1 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 5:03PM
Beautiful image--

Sharp with defocused background-- sorry, just a lovely shot.

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tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 6:02PM
Captured to a "T" Steve

A simple, but very effective image

Adrian
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
16 Jun 2012 6:12PM
Absolutely stunning, Steve. Carol
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 6:14PM
Thanks Carol and thank you for the UA....very surprised and really appreciated Smile
Steve
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 8:35PM
Thanks everyone and thank you Pete for the EC Grin Will have to do more of these....and they don't move very quickly either Smile
Steve
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 8:39PM
Thanks for your User Award Ken, much appreciated
Steve
JenniCh 11 32 2 England
16 Jun 2012 9:08PM
A really great shot of this beautiful flower ................ Jenni
16 Jun 2012 9:41PM

Quote:Will have to do more of these....and they don't move very quickly either Smile
Steve



LOL i knew this would get an award mate

Quality work as always Smile

Brian
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 9:48PM
Its a good job that the goldcrest that was perched on top flew off just before I pressed the shutter, it would have spoiled the shot Grin
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 9:50PM
Superb work Steve, I love using the long lens for flowers.
David
TonyDy Plus
8 5 2 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 9:56PM
Lovely shot, Steve.
Tony
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
16 Jun 2012 10:16PM
Beautifully composed Steve.
Tom.
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
16 Jun 2012 10:22PM
Excellent shot and capture Steve. Congrats on all well deserved awards.
Ron
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 10:24PM
Thanks everyone

Quote: I love using the long lens for flowers.
David


I tried with my macro lens to start with but just couldn't get the effect I was after. So I ended up shooting with the 500mm from about 25 feet away. Anyone who saw me would have thought I was a nutcase. 500mm lens, tripod,wimberley head,prostrate, full camo gear. But at least it didn't see me Tongue
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 11:14PM
Thanks for your UA Val, much appreciated Smile
Steve
mattberry 12 259 14 England
16 Jun 2012 11:24PM
Classy shot Steve. The long lens option used to excellent effect!
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 11:59PM
Thanks Matt, your UA is really appreciated
Steve
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 7:55AM
Gorgeous!
Diane
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
17 Jun 2012 11:08AM
A beauty Steve - time you went back to the birds me thinks.Wink
Brian.
justin c 13 4.8k 36 England
17 Jun 2012 5:27PM
A quality shot Steve.

Justin
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 8:20PM
Congrats Steve. Was going to post mine but having seen yours ...........
HSTONEY222 8 20 1 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 12:03PM
WHAT A GREAT SHOT STEVE. I'M WAITING FOR MY TIME TO TAKE PHOTOS LIKE THIS
WHEN I GET SOME EQT. (10/ 10) WELL DONE

HOWARD.
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
18 Jun 2012 12:37PM
Many Congrats, very beautiful.

B.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 1:20PM
Outstanding Steve, and deserved all the awards.
regards
Yung
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 1:34PM
Thanks everyone and a big thank you Pete for POTW Grin I'm amazed that my first plant photo has done so well.
Cheers
Steve
18 Jun 2012 2:34PM
Congrats on POTW mate Grin
User_Removed 12 17.9k 8 Norway
18 Jun 2012 6:23PM
Outstanding.
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
18 Jun 2012 7:34PM
SUPERB.
Ronnie.
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 7:37PM
Thanks all and thank you Mike for your User Award, very much appreciated. Smile
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 8:12PM
Steve I just had to stop by after seeing you on Tony's image..(I am always late!)
and see what the 500mm lens took..WOW! that is one beautiful image and so worthy
of all the awards..and it won't allow me to give you another UA..sorry
so Congrats on all the awards as a perfect image
Lillian
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 8:16PM
Thanks Lillian, hope you had a good laugh Grin
18 Jun 2012 9:20PM
POTW for a Bloody Flower Wink I bet you're gutted mate WinkWink
Goggie 8 33 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 10:08PM
Just love this.
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
19 Jun 2012 10:01AM
Congrats on the POTW,Steve,Well deserved,
saeid
20 Jun 2012 1:18PM
Excellent shot Steve. Love it!
20 Jun 2012 3:03PM
Congratulations on photo of the week Steve,very much deserved
20 Jun 2012 4:26PM
congratulations, totally deserved
Pinkreader55 Junior Member 4 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2012 4:54PM
Wow well done!
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2012 5:59PM
Congratulations on receiving POTW for this wonderful capture SmileSmile
Helen
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2012 6:18PM
Thanks everyone Grin
Steve
1881 4 India
20 Jun 2012 6:37PM
STUNNING IMAGE .
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21 Jun 2012 4:56AM
wonderful shot.........Smile
Heffo1 5 Ireland
21 Jun 2012 5:43PM
Excellent shot. congrats
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
21 Jun 2012 6:59PM
An outstanding image Steve, congratulations on all the accolades this one has received.
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 9:51PM
Thanks all and thank you Geo for your User Award, much appreciated
kiri_g 5 Japan
22 Jun 2012 6:20AM
Nice !
Shellio 5 2 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 9:05PM
A fantastic piece of Photography. Well done on all those Awards!
Shell
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2012 10:52AM
Thanks all and thank you Crobard for your User Award, really appreciate it
Steve
13 Aug 2012 9:00PM
AND HERE 118
wolfy 12 36 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 8:10PM
Stunning work Steve and congrats on all the awards, amazing indeed! Smile
14 Oct 2012 7:25AM
chumeshwari shot steve
24 Nov 2012 5:46PM
nice shot
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
30 Nov 2012 8:27PM
Beautiful! Ann.
15 Dec 2012 7:11PM
So beautiful.
21 Dec 2012 7:09PM
Great focus & beautiful work....Grin
24 Apr 2013 5:58PM
Beautiful image

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