Queen of Sheba

Posted by ChrisRoss on Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:28 am

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Queen of Sheba Thelymitra varigata

From the SW of Western Australia, the queen of sheba is a spectacular and quite rare sun orchid, relatively small the flowers are about 30mm diameter.  This was in a reserve that holds a total of 14 plants flowering.  BG could be better but I wasn't prepared to tidy up the surrounding area, shooting with the telephoto lens helped a lot

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Olympus OM-D EM-1 MkII + 300mm f4, diffuser, hand held.

1/200 @ f5.6 ISO500
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by Craig Lipski on Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:44 am
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Cool subject, great light, perfect DOF. While the bg may not be ideal, it’s certainly not objectionable. The center of the orchid looks to me like a cyclops pig! Great job!
Good light,

by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:56 pm
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Beautiful shapes and colors- you really captured these beauties in a pleasing composition with great clarity.
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by Tom Whelan on Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:44 pm
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A superb flower, captured with beautiful colors and details.

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by rhighercat on Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:39 pm
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Great image of beautiful orchids. great work on getting all the flowers in the same focal plane. I would have expected a smaller aperture than 5.6 to do this. I like the composition.

by Paul Rossi on Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:14 pm
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What a beautiful orchid, and a good angle to show that.
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by Alan Melle on Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:30 pm
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These beauties really jump out at you! Gorgeous flowers and a lovely image.
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:46 pm
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Excellent image of this stunning variety, Chris! What a beauty.

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by antoni2016 on Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:17 pm
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Olympus 300 mm f4 IS?


by ChrisRoss on Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:07 am
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It's OM-D 300mm f4 pro lens, the current version.
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