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Slipper Orchid

Slipper Orchid
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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-25
Categories: Flowers
Camera: sony A100, Sony 100 mm F2.8 Macro, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): #3 Tropical Plants [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-11 23:15
Viewed: 4626
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Slipper Orchid (Paphiopedilum sp.)

Paphiopedilum is a genus in the orchid family of Orchidaceae which consists of approximately 77 species [This makes it not easy to identify this orchid]. The genus name Paphiopedilum is derived from the Greek Paphos, a city on the island of Cyprus, and pedilon, means slipper. Therefore, some names this orchid as slipper orchid.

Paphiopedilum has an unusual form of their flowers, with a pitcher-shape middle petal, some see this form resembles a slipper. Most naturally occur among humus layers on the forest floor in hot and humid tropical climate; however, it is also reported that this orchid can adapt well under moderate to high humidity (50% to 70% RH), moderate temperatures ranging from 13 to 35 C and low light intensity.

volkan, Ken52, pablominto, XOTAELE, dew77, pankajbajpai, star74, fiyo, fyapici, jeanpaul, s_a_s_h_a, Adam73, SkyF has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-12-11 23:31]

Hi Ben,
Wonderful shot great details and colors.
Well done.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-12-12 0:12]

Wow. Outstanding exposure, detail and color. The light and focus is excellent! Beautiful composition.

Hello Benyamin,
Good light and great detail in this fine close-up capture!
Macro work is well done and the colours of the fine flower are wonderful!
Pablo -

Preciosa orquídea muy bien capturada. Los colores están muy bien al igual que los detalles y la nitidez.
Un trabajo estupendo. Saludos, JL.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-12 3:40]

Hello Benyamin,
Lovely capture.Well seen and composed.I liked lighting,dark BG,contrast,framing and details also a lot.

hi bentamin,
lovely shot of this beautiful orchid,
well composed with nice pov,
lovely colours,
excellent sharpness,
well done,
tfd & regards

Hi Benyamin
Great capture.
I like the point of view,sharpness and colors a lot.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-12 5:01]

Hello Ben,
Excellent shot of this fantastic orchid. Sharp focus and beautiful colours in this lovely composition.
TFS, Ulla


great macro image,
dof, pov very well done,
nice job,


Magnifique orchidée,belles couleurs,très belle netteté,bon éclairage et beau cadre. Thomas

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-12 7:10]

Excellent macro, Benyamin
Very good lighting, sharp and detailed image, very nice colours.TFS

Hello Ben,
Superb! Very well done! Congratulations my friend.

  • Great 
  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-12-12 16:21]

Hi Ben!
Beautiful shot, clear and sharp details,vivid colours, good light and composition and neutral BG, great work!

very good fill in
bye mario

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-12-12 19:32]

Hi Benyamin

A great shot of a lovely orchid which is probably an intermediate variety of Paphiopedilum tonsum which are distributed throughout Malaysia & Indonesia and are found in Sumatra, Borneo, and Java.

A lovely composition with excellent colours brought on by the back light conditions. The details are well defined, the BG is great, and the exposure was well managed.

Good work and TFS.

  • Great 
  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-12-13 0:56]

Hi Benyamin
Nice orchid shot. Good colours, backlight, sharpnes and POV.
Well done


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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-12-13 7:08]

Very nice photo of the beautiful orchid. I like composition, sharpness and colors. Orchids are one of my biggest hobby.

Bonjour Ben
Une excellente photoen macro de cette belle fleur ,les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées ainsi que les détails.. Félicitations pour la belle composition .

Merci et bravo...JP
les sourires demain

Very nice Ben! Love the dark woodsy color in the background against that bright yellow flower..reminds me a bit of our lady slippers over here..just a bit..:o) very nice..TFS
Donna :o)

Thanks for your comments on my photo " The end of the Storm" :o)

  • Great 
  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-13 13:19]

Hi Benyamin,
Lovely orchid. Excellent exposure, pov and beautiful flower.
TFS,José M.

Hi Ben,
What a beautiful Orchid, and how beautifully captured. The back light illuminates the top of the flower perfectly. Great DOF and a good OOF BG. Excellent sharpness and composition.

  • Great 
  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-13 15:48]

A beautiful flower. The light is wonderful. Nice POV, good details and lovely colours



Hi Benyamin,
Excellent macro work with good light, colors and great details.

Well done

Hello Benjamin,
Beautifil orchid, and well captured with excellent translucent colour and details. Very nice composition.

  • Great 
  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-12-15 10:58]

I love to see backlit flowers and you have done a very awesome job on this one. Great lighting, wonderful DOF and great colors. Great job.

Hello Ben,
What a beautiful capture of this wonderful flower. Those details and exposure are just great! Very nice composition and lightning too. This is very well done. Thanks,

  • Great 
  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2006-12-17 13:16]

Orchidée splendide , excellents détails


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-19 15:05]

Hello Ben,
this is beautiful, the details are perfectly sharp and the colors look fabulous. Very well composed with excellent lighting.

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