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Cypripedium calceolus

Cypripedium calceolus
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Copyright: Jan Gaisler (honza) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-17
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 450D, Canon EF 50 mm F/2.5 Compact-Macro
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): my favourite european orchids [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-22 10:38
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Yellow lady slipper (Cypripedium calceolus)

Height: 30 - 60 cm
Flower: red with yellow labellum, wide about 6 cm
Flowering Season: May - June
Foliage: 3 to 5 alternate leaves
Site: Rich wooded slopes, bogs, wet woods, shady swamps
This species is very rare and protected in my country.

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Hello Jan!
Beautiful capture of this splendid ochrid species. Lovely colours, details and clarity :)
TFS and have a nice weekend!

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2009-05-22 14:17]

Hi Jan,

Veery nice orchids, indeed, Note the labella of the flowers have areas of saturation. Nevertheless this is fine picture.


Hallo Jan
Indeed a beautiful species. The combination of brown and yellow is super and your photography has brought out the best of the colour and detail of this lovely flower. The green background is perfect and hightlights the finer features even better. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-05-23 3:35]

Hi Jan

This is a gorgeous find and a superb subject for photography - one that you've managed very well here and that you present us in a lovely way.
I really like your use of the shallow DOF that your lens allows, in order to focus solely on the flowers and blur the BG well.
The exposure is also exact, retaining great details from the bright yellow parts as well as from the darker areas.
Wonderful composition and post.
Bravo and TFS

Hello Jan
this Orchids are very beautiful, i like her colors and her shapes, and i like also the way you have presented this flowers
great framing, lighting and POV
TFS Jacqueline

Hi, congratulations for the picture.
I want to say that in my country, the name is "the shoe of lady" and is a protect one.

Bonjour Jan,
Très belle publication bien composée et mettant bien les sujets en valeur en permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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