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Cypripedium acaule

Cypripedium acaule
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-25
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EFS 17-85 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-03-19 10:08
Viewed: 3460
Points: 19
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Pink Lady Slipper Orchid
Cypripedium acaule
One of 18,000 species of Orchid in the world.

The Pink Lady Slipper Orchid has a single stalk that produces one flower, and can grow up to 40 cm tall. This orchid isn't quite open all the way.

The Pink Lady's Slipper is found in eastern North American from Newfoundland to Georgia along the Atlantic coast. It can also be found in southern Canada and northern Alberta.

It blooms in late June and can be found in coniferous forest to sandy soils and prefers shady areas.

I was happy to spot such a beautiful orchid in the wild on my trip to Newfoundland.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-03-19 13:32]

Hello Janice,
Beautiful photo of this orchid in good sharpness and nice natural colours. Taken from a good POV.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-03-19 17:09]

Hello Janice,
What a gorgeous species of Orchid you have posted today. I love it's unique shape and bright vivid color. I have never seen this little beauty before, but hopefully someday I will just as you did. Focus is sharp showing excellent detail and exposure is right on the money. Great work!!

Hello Janice

Beautiful photo of this wild flower, fine POV and framing,
beautiful light and color tones, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-03-20 4:13]

Hi Janice,
Very beautiful orchid, amazing colours and details.
In my country rare and endangered species,strictly protected by law.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Janice,
This is a wonderful image with a very interesting specie of Orchid. Very nice colors and good details.

Hello Janice,
Beautiful Orchid, this Pink Lady Slipper. I knew this Orchid, although in India where I lived, isn't a place where Orchid grows. Well captured. Nice POV with good details.
Before I click, I first look at BG if anything disturbing BG or not. If disturbing aliments.....I change my angle. Another thing, and to me most important, is not to hesitate to frame the subject in vertical frame if you see the subject is in such shape. Just opinion.....
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,

Wonderful orchid in a great surrunding and nice blurred background.
have a nice day

Hi Janice,
a most unusual discovery of an exquisite pink lady's slipper that you have so luckily made in Newfoundland.
I like seeing it emerging so refreshingly clear in the low natural light of its habitat in dense forests.
With thanks, and best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-03-27 1:56]

Hi Janice,magnificet capture of this wild orchid not often seen on TN! Very nice desing of flower and beautiful colors,a very useful post well done as usual.Happy Easter and thanks for share,Luciano

Hi Janice,
I'm not sure if you're still here, but I hope you are. This is a nice raw material, but IMHO you didn't work on PP enough. I think a vertical composition with cropping a lot from the left would suit the subject better (I literally agree with Srikumar), and selective sharpening might be done on the flower itself as it's a little bit out of focus. Background's also noisy a bit. So, this capture is "good, but...". Don't be afraid of using PP, its purpose is removing the "but".
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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