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Spiranthes spiralis

Spiranthes spiralis
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Copyright: yiannis christofides (yiannis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 625 W: 0 N: 770] (5400)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-05
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-27 4:21
Viewed: 3052
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Spiranthes spiralis is an autumn-flowering orchid.
It flowers with the first rains from October to December.
It occurs in Europe, Northern Africa and eastwards to Iran.
In Cyprus it is found in pine forests from the coast to 900 m. alt.
The flowers are rather small, the sepals being only about 4 mm long and 2 mm wide and spiral round the stem.

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Ciao Yannis. Impressive sharp and management of light against the intrigant black BG.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-11-27 7:40]

Hi Yiannis!
Wonderful, elegant composition! Magic light and impressive details. Excellent contrast against the dark BG.
ciao! Vanda

Hello Yiannis,
Wonderful macro with great focus and very good clarity.
I love the razor sharp details and the splendid contrast against the dark background.
It is a great capture with impressive colors.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-27 8:31]

Impressive macro shot of this beauty, Yiannis!
Outstanding sharpness an very fine detail; excellent contrast with the dark background. A great work!
Thanks for sharing

Hallo Yiannis
The fine details you captured here is really praiseworthy. It stands out beautifully against the dark backdrop. I like the light in the image as it brings out the lovely soft colours of the flower to its best. It looks as if the flower is covered with fine ice crystals. A pleasant floral presentation. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hola Yiannis,
Suoer sharpness in this image! beautiful autumn orchid,
TFS, Cheers Ferran

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-27 9:55]

Hello Yiannis,
What a beauty! Spectacular sharpness, details and very beautiful clear colours, nicely contrasting against the dark background. Fine composition.

Ciao Yannis, lovely composition with fascinating spiral by beautiful flowers, splendid light, wonderful natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-27 11:05]

Hello Yiannis.
Lovely image of the very delicate flowers. I love the sofe white colors. Good sharpness and clarity, good composition.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-27 11:10]

Hi Yiannis,magnificent macro of this little and rare orchid,my prefered flowers! Very impressive sharpness,brilliant details like a diamonds and perfect light balance too.And i like a lot this style in a dark background to take flower's pics!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.

impressive super macro, greetings Ori

hello Yiannis
very nice shot with great details and nice colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Yiannis,
very good photo of this flower. Nice colours. Very good details. Perfect composition.
Have a nice week,

Hi Yiannis,
Wonderful light, colours, sharpness and composition,

Εξαιρετικό κοντινό πλάνο Γιάννη! Πολύ καλή σύνθεση και εντυπωσιακή ευκρίνεια.
Καλή σου μέρα

πολύ καλή χρήση φωτός, λάμπει το πανέμορφο θέμα, πολύ καλή φωτό απόδοση!
καλή σου μέρα

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-11-28 1:54]

Lovely white flowers, beautiful image. tfs.

Hi Yiannis,
A very good macro of these flowers, excellent details sharpness and the flowers stands out very well against the background,
Thanks for sharing and have a great week,
Best Regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-28 6:22]

Hello Yiannis,
An excellent close-up of the flowers of S. spiralis. The exposure is just right and provides a fine contrasting dark BG, with the sharpness and DOF showing nice details.
Thanks and best regards,

Hi Yiannis, Fabulous detailed sharpness with good clarity, impressive composition lovely lighting, great effort here my good friend and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hello Yiannis,
What a beautiful image of the small orchid flowers that are rather unusual for me. Excellent quality.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-11-29 4:14]

Hello Yiannis,
Not easy to take pictures of these tiny flowerheads of Orchids. Pleasing approach with the choice of a beautiful trio shown against a suiting dark background.
Thanks and kind regards

Great pov and composition. The flower is well seen against dark background. Very well done.

Hello Yiannis,
Excellent shot with a great sharp details and nice composition. I also like the dark BG that contrast with the colours of flowers. Well done!

hello Yiannis
very nice picture
great details lovely pose and beautiful sharpness and white control
thanks greeting Paolo

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-12-07 1:25]

Hello yiannis,
such an exciting flower again! The twining and curlinf is so special here. The sharpness is so stunning and its delicateness is well presented.
Excellent close up.
Good work.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-12-08 3:39]

Giasou Yiannis ,
Perfect macro ..
Good sharp details and a nice composition.
Best wishes,

Interesantes detalles cargados de realismo para este original recorte.
Saludos Yiannis: J. Ignasi.

Hallo Yiannis,
a superb macro shot of this interesting orchid, impressive details, very beautiful colours, excellent point of view
Happy New Year to you and your family
Ciao Maurizio

this is a great shot of this. Excellent sharpness and detail. Bill

Hello yiannis,
This is beautiful delicate white petals captured in beautiful sharpness. The spiral shape around the stem is really unique.
Thanks and kind regards,

A beautiful, little orchid and a fine close-up of its flowers. Sharp detail and and exposure is just right.

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