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Beauty in white

Beauty in white
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Copyright: Jeroen Gerdes (Belgerdy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 6 N: 877] (7664)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKKOR 200-400mm 1:4G AF-S VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-14 13:14
Viewed: 2670
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This orchis mascula was one of the prettiest I have seen. I saw em dark, and all white, but this white one with subtle purple markings was so pretty. The St Peter's Key as the swedes call it, was actually a bit easier to photograph in a rainy forest, with heavy sunlight it would have been too hard to get all the colors in correctlye

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To Argus: A piece of advise to himBelgerdy 1 06-15 06:35
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Hello Jeroen,
Very beautifull flower, very sharp details, nice natural colors, excellent DOF and BG.

Hello Jeroen,
I agree with you: white forms have more elegance... Marvelous capture, with so fine details and great background. Amazing! Cheers,

Hi MF J.

This is really something to be proud of. Well-balanced exposure with great focus and DOF as well as great POV.
I like the allmost plain green background here, it makes the colours stand out greatly.
TFS and have a nice night!


jeroen, beautyful, nice flower, very rare...

Hi Jeroen,

Wow! Thats a very impressiv an nice picture of a extreme nice orchis mascula albiflora!

Great Job!

Definitely a beauty in white Sir. Taken with a fine POV and DOF against a contrasty background and with excellent sharpness and exposure control.
Thanks for the share,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-15 6:33]
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Hello Jeroen,
A superb capture of a pale version of O. mascula. You made good use of the low lighting, which as you say is more effective for the management of whites.
The delicate purple spots on each flower add beauty to this image and the clean Bg makes a fine presentation.
TFS this beauty,
My son is in Gotland just now but he has two small daughters that restrict his photography at present! He is a keen nature photographer too.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-15 6:53]

Hallo Jeroen,
Prachtige orchidee. De paarse accentjes in de bloempjes zijn erg mooi. Schitterende zachte kleuren, ook in de achtergrond. Vuit een erg goed standpunt genomen.

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