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"Wild Orchid"

By RonnieAG
The boss headed into town yesterday so I headed for the hills hoping for a landscape: no such luck there but I did come across a field of these beauties.
I had to lie flat out with the camera at ground level to capture this specimen against a greyish threatening sky.
As usual, my regaining a more orthodox posture would have made for an interesting candid had anyone so inclined been around.

My thanks as ever for the kind comments on An Autumn View.


Tags: Pink Flowers and plants Digital art Wild orchid


paskinmj 11 11 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 12:04AM
Great shot.
annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
27 Jun 2012 12:05AM
It is a beauty, perfect POV and it shines in a sea of grass!
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
27 Jun 2012 12:12AM
Thank you so much for your UA, Annette: so much appreciated.
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
27 Jun 2012 12:19AM
This is stunning Photography Ronnie well up to Professional Photography standards, the depth of field and clarity makes this stand out from the crowd, Congratulations on a fantastic capture!


RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
27 Jun 2012 12:53AM
Thank you for that, Trev.
Ade_Osman 17 4.5k 36 England
27 Jun 2012 1:50AM
Quite the stunner this one Ronnie, think I might try giving it a portrait crop which would crop out the one or two distracting grasses IMHO, just an idea of course.

As for your problems of getting back up off the ground, well trust me mate you want to see some of the tricks I get up to sometimes, it would have you in fits of laughter!.....I've even had folk come up to me asking if I'm alright and if I need an ambulance before now Tongue

Ade Grin
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
27 Jun 2012 5:26AM
A beauty

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
27 Jun 2012 5:58AM
A top notch capture, Ronnie, excellent pov, colour and detail, great work. Carol
fentiger 19 920 24 England
27 Jun 2012 6:17AM

Quote:Quite the stunner this one Ronnie, think I might try giving it a portrait crop which would crop out the one or two distracting grasses IMHO, just an idea of course.

I agree with Ade's comment.

netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
27 Jun 2012 6:47AM
EXCELLENTSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileI'd say it was worth going down on the ground for this.Smile
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 6:58AM
My first thought here Ronnie...your back!!
getting down, and no Jasmine to help the twisted and in pain man get back up again
BUT have to say that is a very beautiful shot of the orchid..very crisp
and so clear...a winner all the way Ronnie
Love it
AnnChown Plus
11 207 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 7:12AM
How beautiful Ronnie - I do love this type of shot and well worth the 'indignity' of trying to get back to one's feet!!! Smile
SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 7:13AM
Well worth the effort.
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 7:16AM
Superb shot Ronnie, great pov and composition, the dof is spot on, beautifully captured.

moiral 10 12 Scotland
27 Jun 2012 7:26AM
Very well captured Ronnie. Beautiful colour and detail. Loads of these in the park where I walk the dogg - but ground too wet to try to lie down to get shots Sad, and they are so small. Moira
27 Jun 2012 7:30AM
Super detailed image. Gill
susanbarton 12 11 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 7:32AM
Beautiful shot and great POV

andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 7:32AM
brilliant comp ronnie wonderful colours and tones bbelting detail well worth all the hard work of getting back up again Tongue a corker nice one Wink
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 7:47AM
The best pov's are always the hardest on the body I find! Very well captured Ronnie, it is a beauty.Smile
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 7:51AM
truely a beauty.
27 Jun 2012 8:18AM
You've caught the delicate colours and fragile nature of these flowers which are everywhere at the moment,mostly in places where a modicum of clambering stooping or general making a fool of oneself is necessary. You got the shot so who cares my friend.

jdinne 17 16 England
27 Jun 2012 8:18AM
Excellent pov Ronnie, superb detail. Brilliant.

Jasper87 Plus
10 2.6k 158 England
27 Jun 2012 8:42AM
Any excuse to lie down and have a rest!!TongueGrinGrin Spot on with the camera settings to get an excellent result, Ronnie.

11 10 10 England
27 Jun 2012 8:53AM
Your effort very well rewarded Ronnie.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.2k 69 Norway
27 Jun 2012 8:59AM
Standing proud and tall in all its lonely majesty, Ronnie. NO, that is not a description of your geed self when you eventually regained an upright posture againWink but a description of this very finely taken and composed image.

rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
27 Jun 2012 9:09AM
Perfect composition Ronnie, well exposed too.
27 Jun 2012 9:37AM
excellent Ronnie a very fine capture indeed very arty would make a very good oil painting was well worth the effort of getting up no matter how unsightly it was....

Many thanks for the UA yesterday always appreciated....

Graham GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
geffers7 Plus
10 53 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 9:40AM
Good shot Ronnie with great depth of field and low viewpoint.
27 Jun 2012 10:01AM
Super POV Ronnie & the muted grey b/g compliments the pinky hues so well.. Excellent
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
27 Jun 2012 10:19AM
Well worth your efforts, Ronnie. So impressed by this stunning Orcid image and also you how fit you must be! (This is one of those times when I wish I had more than 1 UA to award but it's already gone, sorry!)

Richsr 13 91 223 England
27 Jun 2012 10:51AM
Like the pov with this one Ronnie, good one
Regards Richard
27 Jun 2012 11:17AM
A lovely wild orchid taken beautifully.GrinGrin

Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 11:31AM
A beautiful image of a wild orchid, taken with professional skill.
This is the kind of image I aspire to but not yet achieved.
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
27 Jun 2012 1:07PM
Don't mind its blurry surroundings Ronnie !!
Good shot.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
27 Jun 2012 2:29PM
We have some of these growing in a field not too far away from where I live, and as you say , Ronnie, to photograph them at this angle and viewpoint, you certainly do need to get down low! Wink Well worth the effort of grovelling about on the ground, a cracking shot. It stands so very well against the background, and that grass I think has a sort of painterly effect. I don't find the those stray blades of grass distracting, but think add to the composition Smile Think I might just have to give it my Award...
Trev Smile
27 Jun 2012 4:26PM
Brilliant work here Ronnie,love the DOF used Wink
tonyng 10 11 3 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 4:27PM
A top image. I can totally relate to your problem of regaining upright posture. SmileGrin
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 38 Wales
27 Jun 2012 5:29PM
Excellent pov and isolation of the subject. Lovely contrast too between the vibrant colour and clarity of the orchid and the dof blurred pastels of the background.
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 5:42PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I have a couple of these, superb shot Ronnie
Niknut Plus
10 2.7k 82 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 5:47PM
Beautiful shot !!.....lovely clarity, & near 3D effect !!!!
27 Jun 2012 6:04PM
WOW! beautiful and stunning Ronnie, a gorgeous image.

John Smile
JOKEN 11 3 10 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 6:25PM
Superb capture - great handling of DOF
27 Jun 2012 8:17PM
Fab shot ronnie love the soft light there seems to be alot of them about this year
Billyray 12 70 3 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 9:16PM
Another excellent capture Ronnie. Its a beauty.
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2012 9:22PM
A perfect capture Ronnie

Stand up well

NeilWigan Plus
10 17 16 England
27 Jun 2012 11:36PM
Well singled out Ronnie.
PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 7:16AM
Great to capture a rare one like this. lovely detail. Ronnie. paul
fraser 16 631 14 Scotland
28 Jun 2012 4:48PM
An excellent shot Ronnie and I like the way there is enough background detail for the viwer to know they are in a meadow environment.

1 Jul 2012 3:58PM
What a wonderful shot of a beautiful orchid Ronnie, I have never seen a wild orchid before, love the colour........hope your back is OK Wink
accipiter 11 61 England
1 Jul 2012 8:27PM
Good one Ronnie and I specially like the way you have left a subtle but defining background - masterly control of dof. A
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
2 Jul 2012 6:30PM
A beautiful specimen Ronnie, I agree with the Big O with regard to the cropping, he always knows whats best!Wink There are plenty of these around on prestbury hill at the moment, I may upload some of the ones i've taken in the coming days

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