Orchid 5

Posted by
karla (Omaha, United States) on 13 April 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The mask. Do you see it?

NIKON D300 1/5 second F/16.0 ISO 200 105 mm

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I see the mask . . you are making this a haunting series !

13 Apr 2011 5:13pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Great comment ! thanks for visiting ! :-D

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Yes, I can see it ! Wonderful capture of these beautiful orchids. Have a great day :)

13 Apr 2011 6:44pm

@Tamara: And there is more to come! Thanks for your visit and comment, Tamara!

Richard from Didam, Netherlands

A wonderful composition Karla!! I love the fresh light and beautiful green!!

13 Apr 2011 7:03pm

@Richard: thank you, Richard! There is so much to "see" in this plant. I am utterly amazed.

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

I love the tenderness in this picture..the orchids look very fragile and have beautiful tones!
Great composition too! Mask ..yes:)

13 Apr 2011 7:59pm

@Thea: Thanks, Thea. I suspect the fragility is an illusion.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous!

14 Apr 2011 3:01am

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve! It's a surprising plant, first one I have had.

Becky from los angeles, United States

stunning - I absolutely love the white against the white - amazing and a real stunner! So delicate.

14 Apr 2011 3:12am

@Becky: Thank you, Becky, for your visit and your comment! I have not had a chance to photograph an orchid before. And the plant just opened another blossom today!

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Interesting and creative post processing experiments. In this one the orchid petals appear kind of volatile and translucent. You’ve created an eye-catcher!

14 Apr 2011 7:24am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Superb shot!

14 Apr 2011 8:20am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

gorgeous, so delicate image

14 Apr 2011 12:59pm

@MARIANA: Thanks, Mariana, for your visit and comment!

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Orchids are so lovely and you captured them well!

14 Apr 2011 1:32pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

exquisite

14 Apr 2011 8:21pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I think I see it. Beautiful tones here.

15 Apr 2011 1:40am

@Julie Brown: It's the slits. They look like eyes to me, as if there were a mask inside.

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, how pristine and beautiful! I see a little leopard or cheetah face?

15 Apr 2011 3:14am

@Bettina: Thanks, Bettina. Oh! good observation---I had not thought about the spots and possibly cat's eyes.

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

As delicate and stunning as the flower itself.

15 Apr 2011 4:42pm

@Larry Lefever: Thanks, Larry!

NIKON D300
1/5 second
F/16.0
ISO 200
105 mm

phalaenopsis
orchid
white