Lady Slipper Orchid

© Dick Jenkins

<b>Lady Slipper Orchid</b>

Michelle Alton 6/22/2011 3:10:56 AM

Absolutely spectacular photography, Dick. It's phenomenal. #1387134

Dick Jenkins 6/22/2011 6:56:17 AM

Thanks Michelle. I know you are aware that I've taken several photographs of this unusual orchid recently but have always been troubled by the background. I first shot with my f/2.8L 300mm Canon lens at wide open to produce a very shallow DOF but wasn't happy with the results. I carry a plastic storage container in the car and in it I pack several pieces of various colors of foamcore board that can be used to produce a non-distracting background. In this case I feel it gave me good results. The 28-135mm Canon lens did a nice job up close. What a versatile lens this is.

Now I must run over to your gallery and see what you have been up to. Your subject matter is always so interesting. See you there. :0) #9472963

Bonnie C. Lackey 7/28/2011 6:46:24 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Dick. I think I will borrow your idea of the foamcore board. It certainly helped make this a winner in my book! #9560851

Mary K. Robison 7/28/2011 7:37:53 PM

I agree with Bonnie, Dick. Your suggestion about the foamcore board should prove helpful to a lot of us. This is a gorgeous, striking Finalist.
Best of luck next level with it!

Dick Jenkins 7/28/2011 8:03:42 PM

Thank you Bonnie and Mary I appreciate your comments. I didn't realized it was a finalist until I received your comments. #9561679

Reynaldo D. Reyes 7/28/2011 9:30:29 PM

How are ya doing Dick, congrats on this wonderful finalist! #9562101

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/29/2011 6:55:45 AM

Congratulation on this awesome finalist
Dick and so very well deserved!

jo ann c. #9563732

Michelle Alton 7/29/2011 2:19:45 PM

Absolutely stunning and gorgeous winner, Dick! Congratulations! #9566049

Dick Jenkins 7/29/2011 3:53:00 PM

Thank you all for your support and encouragement. #9566444

Dick Jenkins 7/29/2011 9:32:03 PM

Thank you Sabrina........ It's been a while since we've shot together hasn't it? Hope all is well with you and yours. #9567796

Mary K. Robison 7/30/2011 12:10:56 AM

Glad this got the gold, Dick ~
Congratulations on your Second Place Winner! #9568112

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/30/2011 7:16:51 AM

Fannnnn.....tastic Dick!
Congratulations on this awesome Gold Winner!

jo ann c.

Shelly A. Van Camp 7/30/2011 11:13:19 AM

Pretty!! Congrats! #9569490

Dominick M. Dimacale 8/1/2011 12:57:10 AM

Congratulations Dick on your Win!!!

Dominick #9572950

Usman M. Bajwa 8/1/2011 3:44:34 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S.......on this terrific Winner!!!!

UB. #9573220

Lydia Williams 8/1/2011 8:05:39 AM

Most beautiful unusual coloring...very nice! congratulations on your golden win! #9573919

Merna L. Nobile 8/5/2011 10:51:34 AM

Imagine it. Feel it. Receive it. Congratulations, your entry was very special and thanks for sharing it with all of us. Merna Nobile

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Contest entry: Flowers

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 1.33, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 160, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D

Uploaded on 6/21/2011 5:42:20 PM

Keywords: #flower #high key All Time Best Photo Contest Winner Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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