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Splendid White Spider Orchid


Posted by ChrisRoss on Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:55 pm

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Splendid White Spider Orchid  Caladenia splendens

Just back from a few days in Perth Western Australia where I was hunting some of the many native orchids that grow there.  This little beauty is the Splendid white spider orchid, the stem is about 30cm long the flower maybe 8-10cm in overall height. 

Shot with a telephoto (600mm equivalent focal length) handheld, this is a great technique to shoot orchids like this even in a bit of a breeze as you can hold your shutter speed high enough as you don't need to stop down a lot on the m43 sensor.

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Olympus OM-D EM-1 MkII + 300mm f4, plamp, diffuser

1/125 @ f4.5 ISO320
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by Tom Whelan on Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:00 pm
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Beautiful image of a beautiful flower. Elegant capture of the graceful curving petals.
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by Ron Day on Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:31 pm
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Beautiful lines and curves, Chris. Excellent.
 

by Craig Lipski on Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:18 am
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Very interesting subject, great lines and curves in your presentation.
Good light,
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by cwdavis on Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:11 pm
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A most graceful composition ...
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:19 pm
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This is a stunner, Chris!  What a beauty.  I love orchids anyway, they seem to each have their own personality.  :) 

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by Paul Rossi on Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:47 pm
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Very interesting orchid well-captured.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:51 pm
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What a beauty! Love the way you captured the spidery look- such an interesting orchid. Also interested to see you got this with a telephoto- will have to try that! Thanks!
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