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Ophrys lutea

Ophrys lutea
Photo Information
Copyright: Bengt Falke (falke) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-12
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 7D, Tokina AT-X Pro 100mm Macro 2.8
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-02 4:38
Viewed: 4178
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo is from the wonderful orchid fields alongside the small road from Mattinata to Monte Saint Angelo. Normally I take "macro" photos with my 300/f4 Canon birdphoto lens, but now I had decided to get a more specialised lens for the orchids we were hoping to see on the spring travel this year.

In 1981 my wife gave me a new Swedish book about orchids in Europe by Bo Mossberg and Sven Nilsson. A big part of the beautiful paintings were made in the mountain area of Monte Gargano in Italy in april/may. Since then it has been a dream to be able to go to that place in springtime. This year that dream came true.

Among orchid people there seems to be an urge for making species out of subspecies. I will post some photos from this years journey but i will try to avoid that getting in to all that.

I think this is an Ophrys Lutea, please correct me if I am wrong...

Processing in PS CS3:
Crop, levels, a tiny bit saturation, final size, sharpening

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hello Bengt
super sharpness and good light with beautiful colours
great picture
greeting lou

nice on Bengt. Making good on your promise :)
nice pleasing shot

Hej Bengt,
det var ett tag sedan, hoppas att allt är bra.
You have capture a beautiful orchid, the colours are simple and wonderful.
The orchid sharp with a decent DOF despite f4.5, it stand out well from the soft BG.
Well done,


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