Veined Sun Orchid

Posted by ChrisRoss on Mon May 08, 2023 2:42 am

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Veined Sun Orchid  Thelymitra venosa

From last spring, I finally found another of these orchids, they have a restricted distribution in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. 

This one was particularly challenging to shoot precariously perched near the edge of a small water fall requiring rigging of plamps to hold a diffuser over it and steady the flower, shooting with the 300mm f4 lens.  Wind was also an issue.  Multiple attempts finally got a 3 image stack I could work with.

Larger image:  Veined Sun Orchid

Olympus OM-1 + 300mm f4, diffuser

1/60 @ f11 ISO800
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by Swissblad on Mon May 08, 2023 3:57 am
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Ah Chris, the issues we "flora / macro photographers" have to deal with....wind, bright sunlight & high contrast and locality ;)

Lovely image of an interesting species - the little faces almost look like cartoon-like.

by Carol Clarke on Mon May 08, 2023 7:40 am
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A lot of effort - but what a result! A gorgeous orchid, colour and details, Chris.

The tiny 'orchid folk' look like little bug-eyed frogs!

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by david fletcher on Mon May 08, 2023 8:51 am
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This is a beauty Chris. Love how it is set off against a darker bg.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon May 08, 2023 12:18 pm
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Beautiful orchid, definitely worth the effort.
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by Tom Whelan on Mon May 08, 2023 9:26 pm
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Beautiful image that doesn't betray the pains taken to create it. And what a pretty flower!
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