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Glad you all liked yesterday’s crack at a collaboration Grin

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Now then…my mum - sneaky thing that she is - got me a little surprise from the plant nursery I took her to last week. An early birthday present of this Bl. ‘Yellow Bird’. Ain’t it a beaut? Smile

That evening itself I whisked it off to the dining room to photograph it on black. Should’ve angled it slightly differently or bounced a bit of light from the left…’cos that left side of the bud is in shadow. Pity. Never mind…I took more pics the next day…when the further bud was open Smile

My mum got 4 different orchids that day. For herself, my dad, and my bro too. From last Tuesday till today I’ve taken sooo many orchid pics…both in the dining room and where they’re now hanging in the garden. But don’t worry, I won’t bore you senseless with them Grin

Besides, I haven’t looked at the rest and don’t know how many shots are actually keepers!


Andrew

Camera:Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Lens:Pentacon 50mm f1.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/11
Shutter Speed:2sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture Priority
White Balance:4000K (Fluorescent)
Title:Brassolaelia 'Yellow Bird'
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:21 Oct 2013 - 7:49 AM
Tags:Brassolaelia, Flash / lighting, Flower, Flowers & plants, Hybrid, Orchid, Portraits / people, Yellow bird
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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 8:03 AM

What a beautiful early birthday pressie, Andrew, and a wonderful capture of this stunning orchid. Carol

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
21 Oct 2013 - 8:07 AM

Such lovely flowers these Andrew ! A great gift for sure Smile

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barbarahirst
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21 Oct 2013 - 8:30 AM

nice!!!!!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51376 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 9:08 AM

A lovely detailed flower... but 'yellow' bird' ?? Where's the yellow? WinkGrinGrinGrin

Dave

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72  744 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 9:23 AM

beautiful capture
regards
Yung

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 9:26 AM


Quote: A lovely detailed flower... but 'yellow' bird' ?? Where's the yellow? WinkGrinGrinGrin

Dave

Lol...yeah...this hybrid is weird. They say as the flowers mature they turn yellow. BUT, there seem to be colour variations within this same hybrid anyway. My mum's are yellow...but I prefer mine Grin I'm waiting to see if mine turn yellow at all. Doubt it.

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Meditator
Meditator  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 9:58 AM

Great capture well presented.

Beautiful flowers


Phil

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ColleenA
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21 Oct 2013 - 10:13 AM

What a beautiful orchid....that is one of the things I love about visiting Singapore....all the lovely varieties of orchids from the smallest to the largest ....great capture Andrew...wish I had another UA

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 10:23 AM


Quote: What a beautiful orchid....that is one of the things I love about visiting Singapore....all the lovely varieties of orchids from the smallest to the largest ....great capture Andrew...wish I had another UA

Aw! Thanks, Colleen Smile And yeah, lots of orchids here...as I'm sure you'll remember from the airport Smile

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franken
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21 Oct 2013 - 10:52 AM

Lovely image Andrew.

ken

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Joline
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21 Oct 2013 - 12:15 PM

How could anyone ever be bored with orchids.....these are wonderful!

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mikbee
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21 Oct 2013 - 12:54 PM

Works well with the deep shadow I feel Andrew.
Good shot.
And I would like to tell you I will not bore you senseless with my rust,
but I would be lying !!
Mick.

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2013 - 1:00 PM

There are so many orchids, but I have never seen one like this one--- ---- you are getting VERY GOOD with flower portraits!

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Daisymaye
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21 Oct 2013 - 1:01 PM

What a lovely sneaky mom you have. To buy you an orchid and one for everyone in the household. And now you've captured this beautiful image with it.

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AnnChown
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21 Oct 2013 - 1:49 PM

Your mum knows how to make her boy very happy! Smile love the way you've taken these beauts Andrew.

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DolphinLady
21 Oct 2013 - 1:58 PM

This is beautiful......I love the composition & lighting & the detail is awesome.

Well done Andrew & well done to your mum for choosing this little beauty..

Sorry if I have not commented a lot lately, only every time come on here I have to log in for some unknown reason, & sometimes it doesn't work...today is a good day, except that the Dr; has just told me I have Laryingitis & have to drink lots of fluids & rest my voice, are well, keep smiling..

Hilary (*_*)xxxx

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EMJAYCEE
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21 Oct 2013 - 2:48 PM

This is certainly a keeper Andrew - it's beautiful.
Joan.

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SlowSong
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21 Oct 2013 - 4:43 PM

Beautifully presented against the black b/g.
x

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adrian_w
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21 Oct 2013 - 5:24 PM

Always worth looking at orchid photos.
This is one you don't very often see.

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JuBarney
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21 Oct 2013 - 6:01 PM

A beautiful image
Ju

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Billyray
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21 Oct 2013 - 7:21 PM

Simply superb.
Ray

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taggart
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21 Oct 2013 - 8:24 PM

PS: Phone lines and power lines travel on the same polls-- Good Guess!

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21 Oct 2013 - 9:41 PM

this is so gorgeous

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Holmewood
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21 Oct 2013 - 9:42 PM

What a beautiful flower and shot Andrew. Cathy

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22 Oct 2013 - 1:52 PM

Just knew this was yours Andrew.....
Lovely imageGrinGrin
Diane

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22 Oct 2013 - 3:26 PM

Startling flower, so beautiful and Andrew, as always so well captured
Lillian

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evelen
evelen  10 England
22 Oct 2013 - 6:29 PM

beautiful image Andrew.
eve.Smile

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23 Oct 2013 - 12:27 PM

Beautiful image Andrew, I had previously thought Orchids very hard to keep, but wev'e had one for two years now, it dies away then comes back consistently.... beautiful things Smile

GarethSmile

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sable
sable  7 England7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 3:50 PM

Well what more can I add so from me its just one word WOW xx

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23 Oct 2013 - 10:13 PM

A very beautiful but oddly named flower Andrew, the presentation is first class

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LynneJoyce
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24 Oct 2013 - 7:39 AM

Too busy jam making to get to this before, but this is a delight.

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annettep38
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10 Nov 2013 - 8:32 AM

Wonderful! So well composed and what a beauty.

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