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Wild Orchid - Arundina graminifolia

Wild Orchid - Arundina graminifolia
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-04
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron AF 70-300mm Tele-Macro ( 1:2)
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-12 1:49
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Points: 58
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sorry friends I have been away to Cameron Highlands for a short holiday.
this orchid always attract me so much. I feel like picking it and vase it, but i love seeing it more in its wilderness. swaying here and there with lovely green background.
with so many of them, they really gives tranquility and peaceful view.

This is a wild orchid which could be seen along the road towards Cameron Highlands, Malaysia.
It grows from a very long stalk and it is so hard to focus as there is always disturbance of wind. It took sometimes to have this one shot.
I really like its simple colours, though the white petals are so difficult to balance.

The bamboo orchid (Arundina graminifolia; syn. Arundina bambusifolia Lindl., Arundina speciosa Blume, Bletia graminifolia D.Don) is a species of orchid and the sole of the genus Arundina. This tropical Asiatic genus extends from India, Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, South China to Indonesia and across the Pacific Islands. It has been introduced in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Panama and Hawaii.

The bamboo orchid is a terrestrial multiperennial orchid with reedy stems, forming into large clumps growing to a height between 70 cm and 2 m.

The plaited linear leaves are oblong lanceolate, with a length of 9 to 19 cm and a width of 0.8 to 1.5 cm. The apex is acuminate. There are amplexicaul (clasping the stem) sheathing stipules.
This orchid blooms in summer and autumn, showing rather open clusters of showy terminal flowers, ten at the most. They bloom in succession on the terminal racemes, which are 7 to 16 cm long. These flowers, 5 – 8 cm in diameter, are a rosy lilac and white disk with a purple lip. The bracts are wide triangular and surround the main stalk of the flower cluster. The occasional fertilized seed pods contain minute powdery seeds, and small plants often develop near the cane ends after flowering, and likely aid in propagation if allowed to reach the soil.

With only 200 of the plant to be recorded growing naturally in Singapore, the species is close to extinction there, largely caused by the destruction of its natural habitat, namely the rainforests and mangrove forests. The remaining plants, commonly called Tapah weeds, can be found in the secondary forests or at the forest fringes. It is however very common in road cuts and other disturbed areas in full sun in Sarawak, East Malaysia, where it often is the most common flowering plant to be seen along the roadsides.

ref: Wikipedia

paolo49, maurydv, KOMSIS, bungbing, PaulLees, maaciejka, Miss_Piggy, CeltickRanger, lousat, samiran88, Argus, pierrefonds, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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Hello foozi, this orchid is really beautiful, even perfect shooting with a light and beautiful details. Bravo, hello Paul

Beautiful orchid petals brilliant colors. These flowers are very interesting.

Ciao Foozi. The beautiful flower taken in very good quality and splendid colours. Excellent DOF.


Hallo Foozi,
a beautiful picture of this Orchid, good sharpness and splendid coilours, excellent point of view in anice composition
Best regards

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-05-12 5:12]

Salam Foozi,
Beautiful macro of beautiful Wild Orchid!
Fine details, nice natural colors, beautiful composition and POV.
Best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-12 5:25]

Beautiful flower species with excellent colors and shape. tfs.

Sawasdee ka Foozi,
Excellent captured of this Wild Orchid, very nice point of view, colours and sharpness details are excellent, nicely exposed and composed,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

hello Foozi
very nice composition with good light and beautiful colours
great sharpness and good details
greeting lou

Ciao Foozi, lovely orchid with fantastic bright colors, beautiful blurry BG and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Foozi,

Superb image of this fine Orchid my friend, incredible sharpness throughout, i just love the detail in the petals, dramatic rich colours with amazing dark green out of focus background, great stuff!.
Congratulations Foozi and have a nice day,


Beautiful out of focus background and a stunning flower elegantly suspended in the air! Good day friend Foozi!Love the powerful colors here and the simple but effective composition! You are a star today!
George Veltchev

Hi Foozi,
really nice photo of this flower. Amazing colours. I like also this background - peaceful and clean. Very good point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-12 8:44]

Hello Foozi,
Excellent photo of this orchid in spectacular colours and very beautiful contrasts. Great sharpness and choice of composition. Good DOF.

Beautiful orchid, good photo. regards yiannis

Hello Foozi
Beautiful photo with very good composition and fantastic colours. The sharpness is impressive.

Hello Fozzi,
Lovely orchid captured with fantastic colours, splendid sharpness and fine details. Also perfect POV and beautiful OOF BG. Well done!

Hallo Foozi
This is a beautiful brightly coloured floral macro. Greatly captured with pin sharp focus and a wonderful composition. A real delight to look at this orchid with some interesting detail, beautiful shape and striking mixture of vivid colours. Thanks for sharing. Best regards

Hello Fooi

Beautiful composition of this flower,
with fine POV, excellent contrast,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Foozi,
I have also been away for "pressure" of work and today we both chose to upload purple flowers. And what else would I find here from you than beauty! Beautiful colours and composition and a very pleasant image to view. Well done indeed. Best wishes.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-12 14:46]

Hi Foozi,orchids are my prefered flowers and this is a great gift to me! Magnificent close-up of this wild specie,impressive sharpness,colors and details.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hello Foozi,
Perfect colors. Nice shot.
Very good macro.
Have a good day.

It is always a pleaser to see your work. Very nice colour and composition. I like your way of seeing things.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-13 5:25]

Hello Foozi,
A beautiful Orchid flower, well captured with fine sharpness, DOF and natural colours, the dark BG providing a contrast that shows it superbly well in this pleasing composition.
The Cameron Highlands have a great reputation for wildlife, especially birds.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hola Foozi

Una bella Ooquidea, colores estupendos que parecen fuego. Una imagen bien tratada, con perfecta nitidez y contrastes. Muy buena.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello Foozi
very beautiful Orchid, great POV, the flower have superb colors,
fine contrast against the green BG and splendid colors
have a great WE

Hi Foozi,

The flower is well placed in the frame. The close-up point of view is showing the details and colors of the wild orchid. The late afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi Foozi,
Another amazing orchid find. I love that purple color and that petal shape. Very nice contrasing background-flower color. Well done.

Excellent POV of this beautiful orchid
well done

Hi Foozi,
This beautiful image popped up on the main page today. Excellent colors and contrast, spectacular composition, perfect use of available lights and smooth, completely noise-free background are the keywords here. Lovely photo with exceptional aesthetic value. Bravo.
Have a nice Christmas (if you celebrate it), best regards, László

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