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Orchis militaris


Posted by Swissblad on Sun May 15, 2022 8:43 am

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Dear moderators, many thanks for the recent EP's - an unexpected and delightful culmination to this year's orchid season - much appreciated.

In closing a portrait of the humble military orchid ....it's so easy to forget these simple beauties.

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Many thanks for the visit - have a great start to the new week


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by david fletcher on Sun May 15, 2022 8:52 am
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Wonderful light and colours Sinuhe. Love the Orchid and the dew drops... Nicely done as are your previous images. Have a lovely WE.
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by Mary Brun on Sun May 15, 2022 2:37 pm
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Stunning Shot Sinuhe. Ilove it so much, it is so wonderful, brilliant and  with a very magical atmosphere.
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I never think of any orchid as humble, I know I am no expert, but to me they are all works of art.  :)   I absolutely love this image, Sinuhe - For me this is one of your very best with the different components all playing their part in the final presentation.  Superb! 



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Love the way the foreground, background and subject orchid are woven together.
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by Swissblad on Mon May 16, 2022 5:43 am
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david fletcher wrote:
Wonderful light and colours Sinuhe.  Love the Orchid and the dew drops...  Nicely done as are your previous images.  Have a lovely WE.


Thank you Dave - glad you liked it - light is such an ephemeral element - you need a good portion of luck to catch the right moment!


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by Swissblad on Mon May 16, 2022 5:45 am
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Mary Brun wrote:
Stunning Shot Sinuhe. Ilove it so much, it is so wonderful, brilliant and  with a very magical atmosphere.


Grazie mille per i complimenti, Mary - thank you for the lovely reply.
 

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I never think of any orchid as humble, I know I am no expert, but to me they are all works of art.  :)   I absolutely love this image, Sinuhe - For me this is one of your very best with the different components all playing their part in the final presentation.  Superb! 



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Thank you Carol - indeed all orchids are little miracles -  I was referring to our tendency (at least mine) to gloss over the more common varieties in our pursuit of rarer species.... a bit like ignoring sparrows in favour of blue tits.

Glad you liked this image - sometimes it just all comes together - light, setting, background and subject - to create a harmonious unity - more fluke than skill ;)
 

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Tom Whelan wrote:
Love the way the foreground, background and subject orchid are woven together.


Thank you Tom, glad this image was so well received. 
 

by matty on Mon May 16, 2022 8:53 am
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Excellently filmed in their natural environment... :wink:
 

by Swissblad on Mon May 16, 2022 9:22 am
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Excellently filmed in their natural environment... :wink:


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Swissblad wrote:
Carol Clarke wrote:
I never think of any orchid as humble, I know I am no expert, but to me they are all works of art.  :)   I absolutely love this image, Sinuhe - For me this is one of your very best with the different components all playing their part in the final presentation.  Superb! 



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Thank you Carol - indeed all orchids are little miracles -  I was referring to our tendency (at least mine) to gloss over the more common varieties in our pursuit of rarer species.... a bit like ignoring sparrows in favour of blue tits.

Glad you liked this image - sometimes it just all comes together - light, setting, background and subject - to create a harmonious unity - more fluke than skill ;)


Yes, I knew what you meant and I like sparrows too.......... :wink: 

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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue May 17, 2022 7:34 am
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Everything works in this beautiful scene- the lovely greens, dewdrops, the light...and of course , the orchid. Your EPs are well deserved!
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