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Christmas Orchid

Christmas Orchid
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-17
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro, Digital ISO-400
Exposure: f/16, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flora of the Sydney region, Australia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-12-23 1:11
Viewed: 5092
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Dipodium punctatum (known as Christmas orchid, or pink hyacinth) is a native orchid of Australia. They grow on some of the most skeletal soils we have in western Sydney, very pretty though.

D. punctatum is a brown stemmed, leafless narrow perennial plant that grows to height of 0.75 m. This species is terrestrial, favouring protected shady positions in dry forests or woodlands as it is drought and frost tender. The summer flowers are about 5 cm across with Hyacinth-like pink and dense purple-red spotting on segments. This orchid is reasonably common along the coast and Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, also Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania

wishing all my TN friends a merry Christmas and prosperous New Year...... and lots of photos too

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As new year is just a few days away. It is appropriate to wish you merry Christmas and a happy new year. The orchid you are showing is beautiful. Excellent pov and well composed. TFS,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-23 6:30]

Hello Chris,
Very beautiful photo of this special orchid. Excellent sharpness, contrasting colours and composition.
Merry Christmas to you and your family too,

Ciao Chris, beautiful flowers with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and wonderful light, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas to you and your family, ciao Silvio

Hallo Chris,
a very beautiful macro shot of this Christmas orchid, good sharpness and beautiful vivid colours, very well composed
I wish you and your family Merry Christmas
Ciao Maurizio

great new orchid for me, greetings Ori

hallo Chris
very good sharpness composition with great details and beautiful colours
Merry christmas to you and Fam.
greeting lou

Hello Chris
Impressive orchid and beautiful photo with very good composition fantastic colors and great sharpness!
Merry Christmas,

Hello Chris,
Splendid details and absolutely amazing pink colors.
Exceptional clarity and very good focus.

Ver beautiful species, Merry (orchid) Christmas for all!!!

Hello Chris,
A Superbly detailed Christmas orchid. I like the diagonal composition with beautiful colours, POV and the stunning DOF. Well done my friend.
Best regards,

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