Whiter shade of pale

By ColleenA
Good morning....
Thank you for your continued support its much appreciated. Also thank you to Billy (Williamsloan) and Jukka (Kuvailija) on their UA's...
Yesterday we had even more rain...the day before we had flash floods, with some areas getting 4" of rain in an hour.
My first attempt at indoor photography, just using natural light.. these are orchids growing in my lounge. Straight out the camera....V2 I have cropped...
Have a nice day GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Flowers and plants

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17 Nov 2013 7:25AM
So pretty Smile


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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 7:29AM
wonderful detail colleen brilliant comp and tones a real stunner nice one Wink
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 7:42AM
Another beauty for your collection Colleen. So very well done. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
17 Nov 2013 7:46AM
So clean and fresh.....

bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 8:00AM
Delightfull attempt at indoor photography Colleen one to be proud of
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
17 Nov 2013 8:09AM
Another cracker. Nice Work.

Beautifully captured and presented, Colleen.

Prefer the wider view in V1 best.

17 Nov 2013 8:36AM
Such difficult shot and beautifully done.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 8:49AM
Like them both Colleen, but V1 slightly more
you have the whites so beautifully
17 Nov 2013 8:55AM
Both beautiful Colleen but v2 best for me.

17 Nov 2013 9:00AM
Two beautiful images Colleen, V1 my preference,
17 Nov 2013 9:27AM
both beautiful, but V1 for me
love the colour and tone - great capture
17 Nov 2013 9:29AM
What interesting shapes in your picture, Colleen.
Beautiful hues and composition.
Herman would like these.
17 Nov 2013 9:51AM
Simple yet very elegant Colleen - beauties. Smile

17 Nov 2013 9:58AM
Very very beautiful , pure white .- Delightful. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
jdinne 14 16 England
17 Nov 2013 10:04AM
Wonderful Colleen V1 beautiful presentation.

17 Nov 2013 10:17AM
Well done for a first attempt, it looks beautiful.

Here we are expecting a cold spell with perhaps some snowSadSad

Mary Grin
SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
17 Nov 2013 10:23AM
I love white flowers. You've retained some lovely detail here.
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
17 Nov 2013 10:32AM
Is your weather unusual for the time of year Colleen ? Being indoors has helped with your images, good example.
Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
17 Nov 2013 11:03AM
Lovely capture Colleen; what beautiful shapes!
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 149 16 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 11:35AM
Super capture Colleen, Great title, Procol Harum springs to mind one of my favorite songs - A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum - YouTube
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Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 11:36AM
Beautifully framed and taken.
Indoor photography ca be so difficult trying not to get unwanted shadows.
You've done very well and no distractions around the orchid.
ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 Australia
17 Nov 2013 11:51AM
Oh wow Cliff...thanks for the song....that's exactly what I was thinking when the title came to mind...
One of my favourite songs of all time....GrinGrin
8 10 10 England
17 Nov 2013 12:36PM
Simply beautiful.
17 Nov 2013 12:41PM
Superb work, Colleen, beautiful.

17 Nov 2013 12:43PM
so due to bad weather you now lounging around in the house , capturing the indoor plants you have grown , nicely captured they are too Smile
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 1:07PM
Two lovely imagesSmile

17 Nov 2013 1:09PM
beautiful duo
tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 1:09PM
V1 is such a beautiful natural floral close-up

capto Plus
5 4.8k 8 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 1:21PM
Beautiful blooms well taken.Smile

ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
17 Nov 2013 1:26PM
Oh boy...don't like the sound of that rain Sad

Beautiful Phalaenopsis you have here and I love that apple green in them. Haven't seen this one.

Excellent shot of them and the crop in V2 works well, actually.

LOVE the song, by the way...great title GrinGrin

ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 Australia
17 Nov 2013 1:30PM
Thought of you Andrew when I was snapping away....an orchid you haven't seen yet...amazedGrinGrin
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 2:06PM
So beautiful
17 Nov 2013 2:06PM
Wow! That is stunning Colleen. V1 for me. An amazing image GrinGrin

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Nov 2013 2:15PM
Stunning white on white work!
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
17 Nov 2013 2:18PM

Quote:Thought of you Andrew when I was snapping away....an orchid you haven't seen yet...amazedGrinGrin

Lol...I love Phalaenopsis but have never seen this one with the apple green. The next time I'm at the National Orchid Garden I will look out for it!

ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 Australia
17 Nov 2013 2:22PM
Andrew, they are the most common variety here, you buy them at the local supermarket...Grin
delicate and delightful ,well taken.

Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 3:18PM
Beautiful images, the natural light has worked well.
17 Nov 2013 3:40PM
Beautiful images Colleen.

Jenny Smile
wonderful delicately detailed capture
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
17 Nov 2013 4:06PM

Quote:Andrew, they are the most common variety here, you buy them at the local supermarket...Grin

No way! We get 'em in all the nurseries here and some wet markets but I don't think I've seen 'em in supermarkets. Hmm...Dendrobiums are probably the most common orchids here.
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 4:20PM
2 excellent images so much detail, I love them,

Ali SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Stunning images, Colleen. My favourite is V1. The title (song) brings back happy memories. Hope the weather improves soon in C.T.
ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 Australia
17 Nov 2013 4:25PM
It's improved Fred, beautiful sunshine out now, a glorious afternoonGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
17 Nov 2013 4:30PM
Well, Colleen, if these are your first attempts, I'd like to see your attempts when you get good at it!!Grin Two beautiful captures, with V1 being my fave - I'd be very proud if I'd taken these Smile
Trev Smile
jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
17 Nov 2013 4:32PM
Great title and a well handled exposure

JuBarney Plus
6 26 3 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 4:35PM
Lovely delicate shots with a great capture of the whites.
CHRISB911 Plus
11 54 1
17 Nov 2013 5:14PM
i liked the record and i love this, a real nice image
BarbaraR Plus
11 17 1 England
17 Nov 2013 5:28PM
Beautiful images.
I prefer the full flower of V1.

7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 5:47PM
A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured image of this beautiful crisp and pristine Orchid Colleen. Superb colour and detailing, as well as a high level of presentation, Image number one for me please...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Excellent captures, Colleen! Both are very well exposed so that brings in front all the beauty of details and colors of this fabulous flower!
AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 6:06PM
Well taken Colleen - I don't find these at all easy to photograph. Some neighbours of ours are in your area at the moment, so I'm sorry to hear of all that rain.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 6:58PM
Sublime detail, especially on V2. Well done, these are beautifulGrin
17 Nov 2013 8:22PM
Great title Colleen and brilliant shots. Cathy
17 Nov 2013 10:13PM
Lovely, Colleen. Pure, clean, smooth. Both shots ooze quality. Smile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
18 Nov 2013 7:18AM
Nicely framed fabulous images, I love V2.
18 Nov 2013 9:32AM
Beautiful images Colleen well captured love No 2.
Allen, Smile
18 Nov 2013 9:41AM
perfection ....
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
18 Nov 2013 7:49PM
what an amazing orchid... wonderful!
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
21 Nov 2013 9:20PM
First class flower photography Colleen, very well done
25 Nov 2013 3:13AM
Stunning images, Colleen. Your use of natural light has worked very well.


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