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Hey pretty lady!

Hey pretty lady!
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Copyright: Adrian Warren (AdrianW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 131 N: 105] (307)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-03-01
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, EF 100 2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flowers, Floral theme [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-04-01 20:10
Viewed: 8484
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a shot of a Phragmipedium, aka New World Lady's Slipper Orchid. As its name suggests the New World Lady's Slipper Orchids are natives of America - they're actually only found in the Central/South, primarily in countries like Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. Mexico and Brazil are the limits of their range in the wild.

The name Phragmipedium is derived from the Greek "phragma" meaning division, and "pedium" meaning shoe or slipper.

This beautiful specimen was in a glasshouse at the Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Wisley. The garden was founded in 1903 when the land was given to the society by Sir Thomas Hanbury. For more about the history of Wisley I suggest you have a look at -this-

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Hi Adrian. Welcome to TL. I guess you stay up late too. I don`t pay much attention to flower shots on TE, not what I am looking for. But here is fine. This is lovely. The way the light shines through the petals is so nice. Great DOF and interesting dark background.

I love how you captured this one Adrian. The slightly dark background really accents the flower. I like the nice simple frame and the image is very sharp. Nicely done.

Wonderful composition of this beautiful flowers !
The DOF is perfect !
Congratulations !

She looks sexy but it´s alone, pitty :)!
Good macro, colour and light fantastic, lovely composed!

Well done!

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  • Riz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 192 W: 31 N: 101] (523)
  • [2004-04-02 14:47]

excellent macro your still the bomb on either TE or TL. great rim lighting and composition.
talk to you later adrian
bravo best regards---

Nicely caught in backlight ;-) Excellent macro with good details, colours and DOF.

Yes to Lady Slipper Orchids and flowers shots!
Very natural lighting and worthy of a long look. Great DOF & macro.

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  • nmess Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 11] (64)
  • [2004-04-02 23:05]

I like the back lighting in this shot Adrian. DOF is just right. The bright spots in the background are a bit distracting though.

Delicate but brightly coloured shapes, strong contrast with the back ground, good depth, amazing effect!
Very attractive beginning Adrian, I'm impatiently waiting for the "Bluebells & Orchids"... :o)

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  • Derek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 25 N: 88] (311)
  • [2004-04-03 15:40]

I am glad you posted this shot of the Lady Slipper as it is one of the treasured wildlife flowers I seek out in the forest. It is so precious here because they are so hard to find in the wild now.The variety you present is indeed very attractive and I like how you have balanced the light and shade portions of the bloom.Well done Adrian.

You've got some shadows bouncing around here (from having the light come from the side), that give depth to the flower, and, to me, add interest. I like the effect.

Dark background with light illuminating it, as if from within.A different perspective, shot taken from below.I would call this creative, and no wonder you didn't post it at TE. Still why not? There's enough geographic information in your note to tell us what it is and where to see it.

This is a nice flower with a very good lighting and DOF. Nice picture

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  • hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 680 W: 110 N: 849] (4090)
  • [2004-04-12 16:32]

This is so incredibly sharp and fragile looking. Full marks for the way you caught the light to add that special transparency. I really like your flower work.

Beautiful backlit effect on this. Solidly composed with a soft touch. Excellent work!

lovely colors and composition...the play with black is just right...chapeau! I can't imagine how you could have done this shot any bettr.

The lighting is absolutely gorgeous ... and the dark/black background compliments the orange well. Hope you post more.

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  • Jaku Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 1 N: 0] (402)
  • [2004-04-19 16:50]

I like this photo, nice gark background and contrasting red flower. Thank's for comment of my pic. I waiting for more yours pic.

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 14 N: 82] (724)
  • [2004-04-20 1:51]

As so often Adrian a near perfect composition where the dof, the light and the colours works to the best for this overall succeded composition..

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  • paroy (118)
  • [2004-04-24 11:22]

Très belle prise, l'éclairage fait ressortir les couleurs et la netteté. Bravo!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 252 W: 0 N: 99] (535)
  • [2004-05-03 7:35]

Wonderful composition of this beautiful flowers Adrian!
The DOF is perfect !
My compliments!

I have one word to say your photo is just

I adored the framing, the blurry bottom, the illumination and the excellent colors. beautiful click!
very good!

Superb use of depth of field and backlighting, nice one!

superbement délicieuse cette photo!!

Quelle magnifique composition. Lumière, cadrage, profondeur de champ... Bravo, c'est splendide.

Very nice and beautiful picture with nice colour.


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  • reja (118)
  • [2005-10-04 16:50]

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2005-12-18 5:26]

Nice capture.

This is beautiful I love the colours and the light, you have almost a 3D effect here love it:)
Thanks for the info to really interesting:)

Regards Charlotte

its just perfect shot,
amazing colors, beautiful composition,
great contrast and light,
well done, fantastic work :)

Hi Adrian, this picture of yours was on front page, and caught my eye. Wonderful flower capture, light and POV. TFS. :) Vandana

:) later

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  • arti Gold Star Critiquer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 1] (3688)
  • [2007-03-12 10:17]

Very pretty lady!
The light is beautiful!
I like the contrast between flower and background, it is a great picture!
Thank to share Adrian.
Best regards.

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  • juta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 139 W: 20 N: 103] (1650)
  • [2007-06-14 2:22]

Well done Adrian.Excellent macro with good details, colours and DOF.But the bright spots in the background are a bit distracting though. Congratulations !
Best regards.

Great shot! Beautiful!

  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-03-05 17:03]

Hello Adrian,

Great macro, wonderful light and bright!
Congratulations and TFS

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