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"Wild Orchid"

By RonnieAG
This wild orchid was photographed at the edge of a very dark forest and I decided to remove any trace of it by manipulating the b/g.

My thanks to all for the comments on Running Dry.


0827........Barbara {barbarahirst} commented that she'd like to have seen the original, so I have now posted it as V 2.........R

Tags: Nature Plants Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Wild orchid

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tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 12:06AM
The flower is so complimented by the background RonnieSmile

mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
18 Jul 2012 12:10AM
Stands out well Ronnie.
Super colours.
Great shot.
annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
18 Jul 2012 12:14AM
A beauty with all these fading, waxing an waning flowers in the pyramid of a lifie cycle.
The background is expertly done!
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
18 Jul 2012 12:22AM
Stunningly beautiful Ronnie, excellent composition.


lesliea 11 2 Australia
18 Jul 2012 12:25AM
Beautiful image Ronnie.
Allen, Smile
rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
18 Jul 2012 12:34AM
Isolated beauty Ronnie. Excellent.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
18 Jul 2012 12:41AM
This is a technique that you do so well--- and what a lovely flower (wish we had these) a well done image!

RE: Red-spotted putple is an Eastern North American species!
Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 12:54AM
Perfection in a picture.
Beautiful wild orchid against black b/g.
It is truly stunning.
Ayoob 9 Australia
18 Jul 2012 1:06AM
Prefect light and capture-wonderful..............Grin
debu 10 India
18 Jul 2012 1:46AM
Excellent work.
johnjo58 10 2 5 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 4:10AM
So beautiful Ronnie, great processing
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
18 Jul 2012 5:16AM
A lovely presentation, Ronnie, showing off the beauty of this orchid so well. Carol
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 7:00AM
wonderful detail ronnie brilliant tones and colour a real beauty nice one Wink
18 Jul 2012 7:25AM
What a gorgeous flower Ronnie, I've never seen one quite like it.

John Smile
AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 7:34AM
It stands out so well against your background. Superb detail and light Ronnie.
SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 7:34AM
A beauty.
18 Jul 2012 7:35AM
Perfect light a beautiful image Ronnie..Lin
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
18 Jul 2012 7:37AM
You made a perfect job of removing the background as we would never think it was not shot against black. - gary
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 7:53AM
A stunning example of your photographic genius and attention for detail, simply superb.

Regards Nathan
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 7:54AM
Sometimes natural backgrounds are distracting, this works well on a black background Ronnie, really making the orchid stand out. It is such a pretty colour, ours here tend towards the deeper purple.
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.6k 158 England
18 Jul 2012 8:03AM
Good angle, well lit, beautifully presented, Ronnie.

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 8:05AM
incredible detail
I would like to have seen the original as well
NaturesHaven 9 283 6 England
18 Jul 2012 8:15AM
You wild thing the composition and detail........SmileSmile
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
18 Jul 2012 8:25AM
I guess that this is how it should be done

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 8:30AM
heh ... congrats on the GE award!!!
and you were right V1 is far better image.
18 Jul 2012 8:30AM
Stunning Ronnie GrinGrin

RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
18 Jul 2012 8:34AM
Thanks to all and special thanks to Julia {NaturesHaven} for her GEA which is treasured.
Jekaro 11 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 8:43AM
Superbly done, Ronnie, both top class images.
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 9:26AM
Beautiful images Ronnie, fabulous light and colours.

gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 9:57AM
Superbly captured as usual Ronnie - I love the original with the splash of green!
18 Jul 2012 10:04AM
jdinne 17 16 England
18 Jul 2012 10:47AM
Ronnie both excellent. V1 presentation is superb.

TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 10:55AM
Excellent shots, Ronnie.
18 Jul 2012 11:11AM
V1 for me Ronnie, very nice detail Smile

Ade_Osman 17 4.5k 36 England
18 Jul 2012 11:15AM
Good stuff as usual Ronnie.....

Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 11:21AM
Congratulations on Guest Editor Award Ronnie.
18 Jul 2012 12:02PM
award well deserved Ronnie for this fine capture. You had achived good background seperation in V2 but the magic of the black background shows this fine beauty at its best its no wonder so many of us like the dark b/g.
Thanks for your PM yes keep well clear of Harrods.....we had 1 inch of rain overnight here in the north side of the river now 360 degree greyness

JenniCh 15 32 2 England
18 Jul 2012 1:14PM
Beautifully taken and presented, Ronnie.

EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
18 Jul 2012 1:23PM
Two very beautiful images and what a gorgeous wild Orchid in both. I think I am drawn just a little more to V2 with that lovely green shading in the bg but 'd settle happily for either.

moiral 10 12 Scotland
18 Jul 2012 1:51PM
Beautiful against the black Ronnie.
You sent me details of how to remove the background ages ago. Unfortunately I have accidentally deleted the instructions. Any chance you could send them to me again please.
Karen_Summers 11 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 3:39PM
This is lovely shows up well against the dark background
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
18 Jul 2012 4:26PM
As soon as I saw the thumbnail I just knew it had to be yours, Ronnie Wink Two super images here, but V1's the winner for me Smile
Trev Smile
JPatrickM 13 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 4:53PM
I was just looking through the "recent awards" page, Ronnie, and I knew this had to be one of yours. Congratulations on the award; a really superb example of your trade mark technique.

xwang 11 56 8
18 Jul 2012 6:51PM
Not much to say, Ronnie. Just SUPERB!.. personally I prefer V1.
Ray42 12 3 England
18 Jul 2012 7:00PM
Beautiful images Ronnie of this Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsil) and congratulations on the well deserved UA and GEA
Cor 11 Belgium
18 Jul 2012 7:01PM
You do this so well- Beautiful ****SmileSmileSmile
canonfan 10 7 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 7:43PM
Superb image and well processed Ronnie
Billyray 12 70 3 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 8:22PM
Another superb shot Ronnie. The detail, colour and presentation are excellent.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
18 Jul 2012 8:49PM
What a beautiful wild orchid Ronnie, these are a familiar sight on the hills and limestone grassland of the Coswolds close to where I live. Glad to see that you have inspired our friend Gary D to get back out with the camera again, he hasn't been himself latelySmile
bill33 Plus
9 52 1 Scotland
18 Jul 2012 9:21PM
You have captured the soft delicate nature of this beautiful flower to perfection Ronnie, and your PP work with the black background brings this beautiful flower to life, top class work in all aspects my friend, beautifully done, Bill.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2166 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 10:52PM
The awards say it all, Ronnie.
CliffGreen 9 8 2 Scotland
19 Jul 2012 12:10AM
The orchid is stunning against the black background.
posty57 12 6 2 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 6:59PM
A very beautiful capture and presentation of a very beautiful plant.

SandraKay Plus
13 233 4 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 4:44PM
Beautiful, crisp and fresh. V1 for me.

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