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Early Purple Orchid

Early Purple Orchid
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-13
Categories: Flowers
Camera: canon PowerShot G9
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-05-14 9:26
Viewed: 3040
Points: 30
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Early Purple OrchidOrchis mascula

A lovely day and a trip to the Baltic island of Öland yesterday. The show of spring flowers is now followed by orchids that are showing up in large numbers on “Stora Alvaret”, which is a huge limestone plateau with calcerous soil and exposed limestone bedrock. The first to be seen is the Early Purple Orchid in striking bright colours and it will soon be followed by others. I’ve posted another view in the workshop.

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Hi Ulla,
beautiful Orchids. Amazing colours. Very nice composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Ulla

Beautiful photo of these wild flower in spring time,
fine POV, beautiful light of the image,
and color tones of the flowers,
i love the scenery with the wide angle on the WS,



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-14 9:47]

Hello Ulla,
Very nice photo of these orchids. Taken from a good POV in beautiful colours and a fine composition.

hello Ulla
beautiful picture with great details of this orchids
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-05-14 10:10]
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Hello Ulla.
A wonderful photo of a beautiful orchid. Excellent work on the exposure and sharpness. The flashlight illuminated the flowers perfectly and gave you wonderful saturated colors.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Ulla, lovely composition with beautiful orcids, wonderful natural colors, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Ulla. Wonderful colours and light. Lovely compo.


Hello Ulla,

A beautiful capture with lovely colors, details & BG. Well done & composed. TFS & best wishes!


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-05-14 11:19]

Thanks for sharing those beautiful O. mascula, Ulla. Hope we get some close-ups, too.

This brings back fond memories of May 1993, when we had a chance to explore Öland. I took Kodachrome slides those days, of course.

Have a pleasant evening,


Ciao Ulla.
Splendida composizione di queste orchidee, con dei colori fantastici e un’ottima nitidezza,molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Beautiful group of orchids and beautiful photo Ulla! The lighting and the colours are fantastic.

Hola Ulla, espero que vaya todo bien. Ahora como ves entro poco en Tn. Por aquí todo bien.
Excelente conjunto de orquídeas que presentaste de manera diferente con esa gran piedra al fondo.
Aquí , en los secanos,tenemos algunas del género Ophrys, muy pequeñas y bellas.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-05-14 18:23]

Hello Ulla,
Now this is what I call an eye catching sight. The vivid purple colors really stand out in the green field and the blooms seem to be so delicate. I can't think of any wild flowers here in Ohio that can even compare to these beauties.

Hello Ulla,
Splendid photo composition with these early purple Orchid, TFS!

Hello Ulla,
nice capture of these Orchids with a well chosen POV and beautiful colours. I especially like the contrast of the fragile flowers aginst the rigis stone in the background.
Best wishes,

Hello Ulla,
Splendid image with lovely flowers. Excellent colors, very good details and wonderful composition.

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