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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: 2010-06-06
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKKOR 200-400mm 1:4G AF-S VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): my favourite european orchids [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-07 8:28
Viewed: 2541
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The first post from Gotland.
My trip is a success so far, I found the endangered ladysliper, a good few 100 of them. Nothing really prepared me for the beauty of a bush of these.

Hope you enjoy it,
apologies if the colors are bad, sending it from my laptop


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-07 8:43]

Hallo Jeroen,
De kleuren zijn inderdaad wat aan de donkere kant, maar ik mag dat wel. Vooral ook omdat het voor de hele foto geldt, dus past het prima bij elkaar. Uitstekende scherpte en vanuit een perfect standpunt genomen.
Hoop dat je het naar je zin hebt daar.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-07 8:53]
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Hello Jeroen,
Great that you found the Lady's Slipper orchid. A beautiful portrait of the flower taken in fine lighting with nice sharpness and colours.
Best regards,

Hallo Jeroen,

mooie plaat en goed van scherpte en detailering.
je krijgt je punten wel.
Je hebt mijn profiel gelezen en geeft geen punten, dus eerlijk commentaar.
slechte foto's krijgen hier vaak zoveel punten terijl hele goede als deze of die van mij niet gewaardeerd worden en alleen omdat je niet de hele dag tijd hebt om positieve reacties te geven.
Nou heb liever 1 eerlijk antwoord zonder punten dan dat er van alles aan mankeert en alleen maar zeer positieve reacties krijgt.
Zou alleen wat meer ruimte links geven.
groet Gert

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-07 11:27]

Hej Jeroen,
You seem to have arrived just as we got a few days of lovely weather here! I'm glad you succeeded in finding this beauty! (If you come to Sweden again I'll tell you where there are fields of them!!) They are gorgeous orchids and your capture here is very beautiful! I like your POV and the fine details and beautiful natural colours! Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Preciosa especie que aún no he visto en la realidad. Naturalidad en los colores aunque el ángulo es algo cerrado a mi gusto. Buena luz.
Saludos Jeroen: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Mate J.

Very high quality work of a spectacular orchid, showing its excellence in a fine composition. The details are literally impeccable against a great contrasting dark background. Truly impressive shooting MF!
Have a nice day!


Ciao Jeroen. Impressive DOF and sharp with stunning details. Very good compo.


Hello Jeroen,
I'm happy you found this rare fairy beauty, with nice colours and perfect sharpness. I could not imagine what is it to meet a bush of this beauties! In French, this Orchid is called "sabot de Venus" or Venus' clog. According the legend, Venus was pursuied by a satyr and lost his shoe, trying to escape...
TFS and enjoy your trip! Cheers,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-06-08 19:23]

Hello Jeroen,
What an excellent image of this beautiful orchid Jeroen. The sharpness, colours and composition are all very good, thank you for sharing.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2010-06-09 8:30]

Hi Jeroen,
nice flower, good presentation and photojob. I like it.
Have a nice evening.

Hi Jeroen,

Great picture of that ladysliper! I am still searching for it here into my region.


Hy Jeroen
This is one species that I would love to see it with my own eyes. It is a kind of Mecca for me! But, unfortunattly, untill now, never appeared in my walkings. There is still time....
Anyway, excellent image, perfect sharpness, natural colors, everythinfg is perfect!
All the best,

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