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Brassavola Orchid

Brassavola Orchid
Photo Information
Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 287] (2073)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-29
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-09-30 11:00
Viewed: 1487
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common Name Whip-leafed Brassavola or in Brazil Munida de chicote = lash or whip

Flower Size 2 1/2 to 3" [6.25 to 7.5 cm]

Found in eastern Brazil as a large sized, hot to warm growing, creeping, epiphytic or lithophytic orchid with elongate, robust, cylindric, 4 to 5 noded, erect or ascending stems carrying a single, apical, reflexed above, rigid, slender, terete, deeply sulcate above, longly subulate, acute apically leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer in cultivation on a lax, short, 4 3/4" to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, bracteate, 2 to 15 flowered inflorescence subtended by an elongate spathe, and concave, triangular floral bracts with long-lasting, fragrant flowers that arise from the crease at the base of the leaf.

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Hello Raimundo,
Much better then original version, as this one appears a lot sharper. Still a slight problem with noise in the BG, which can easily be removed.

Ciao Raimundo, lovely orchid on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Very nice flower picture Raimundo.

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)
  • [2015-10-01 8:34]

Hello Raimundo,
Nice macro of this orchid. Not in the best quality, but Ron did good work with his workshop. Fine natural colours and sharpness. Excellent POV.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2015-10-01 22:16]

Excellent, beautiful the white in white color well shot.

Hello Raimundo,

Nice to see this beautiful flower from Brazil. Quite well captured against blurry BG, although little bit noisy. Color of flower looks natural, although little bit soft. I think f/16 to f/22 would give you stunning DOF.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-04 12:48]

HI Raimundo,beautiful capture of this wild orchid,very elegant and truly nice,excellent capture made with good details and correct exposure,useful WS by Ron too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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