A few of my favourite things..

Orchids

We discovered these gems of the flower world on our walk this morning…..

orchids

orchids

orchid 3

orchid 4

orchard 5

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9 responses

  1. Wow, beautiful capture. Orchids are one of the most beautiful flowers to photograph. Thanks for sharing!

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    August 5, 2009 at 12:27 pm

  2. They truly are!! Love the first one! Well framed & great colours! The red spots are amazing! Great details too! 😀

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    August 5, 2009 at 6:53 pm

  3. They’re so beautiful!
    I love orchids, and had one once but I killed it eventually. I don’t think it got enough light 😦

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    August 5, 2009 at 7:37 pm

  4. I miss living where orchids grow wild. I am drawn to the second photo especially.

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    August 5, 2009 at 10:45 pm

  5. Cody, thanks for visiting 🙂

    Nivin, the first one was my favourite, too. Thanks! 😀

    Michaela, lol! I have been responsible for the death of some of these beauties…

    Burstmode, I was thinking hard about you while shooting these. Being a birder at heart, I had only taken my 70 -300mm lens on the walk (Oh for my extension tubes!!). The purple orchid was half was in the bright sun and half in the shade. This situation has been the bane of my life lately. I had the same thing on a portrait attempt recently (Choke! Nothing in your league, Nivin 😉 ) and I don’t know how to compensate for it.

    Anyway, I have been reading, Burstmode, your flower f-stops for some time now simply because it’s there, and I had a sneaking suspicion that the f-stop was about light. So, I ….(drumroll)…actually played with the buttons on my camera! It took a while to make it do a better thing than it had been on automatic, and I’m sure it would have been better still if you had been there in person to show me the best thing, but I was none the less blessing your dear self for putting your f-stop info on your flowers. It made my purple flower image bearable, but it made the first type of orchid sing. Thank you!! 😀

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    August 6, 2009 at 7:16 am

  6. Vimal

    very pretty

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    August 6, 2009 at 10:01 pm

  7. Vimal, thank you 🙂

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    August 9, 2009 at 3:16 pm

  8. These are beautiful colors.

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    October 1, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    • Mike, they were very beautiful specimens that my photography doesn’t do justice to.

      Thanks for your visit.

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      October 5, 2009 at 11:31 am

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