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Nicole Brooker
01-18-2008, 07:23 AM
I photographed this orchid towards the end of last year at a local flora and fauna reserve in Melbourne. It's a rare orchid in the Melbourne region with some 120 orchids remaining due to habitat loss. This one was found amongst grass so it was difficult to get a balance between DOF and a busy background. Cropped slightly.

D200, 180mm, 1/60, f11, R1 close-up flash


D. Robert Franz
01-18-2008, 10:25 AM
A lovely flower for sure. I wouldn't mind the OOF BG flower if it wasn't intersecting the subject. A little repositioning of the camera would solve that. A few distracting BG elements maybe opening up a bit more would soften them more. Just be carefull with being parallel with your subject and you could get away with it...

Alfred Forns
01-18-2008, 02:47 PM
Agree with Dale Love this image Elegant and incredible feel !!!! Big Congrats !!!

Mike Moats
01-18-2008, 07:13 PM
Hey Nicole, very nice comp, and I agree with the others that the BG is a little cuttered and maybe an f/8 would have soften it a little more.

Nicole Brooker
01-19-2008, 02:44 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I've got plenty of time before they flower again to practice.