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Old Aug 4, 2009, 2:15 AM   #1
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This miniature wild orchid is only 2 inches long and grows in a clump at the bottom of one our native trees.
It sprouts about a dozen flowers at this time each year.
I never realised how pretty it was until I looked at it
through the lens.

Taken with my K20D and Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di

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Old Aug 4, 2009, 2:22 AM   #2
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Nice work Rodny! Very beautiful orchid. Great detail and the colors are great with the blue edged leaves.

I think when you start taking photos with a macro lens you become more keenly aware of small things that you normally had overlooked before. I believe that photography in general makes you more observant!

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Nice detail and nice bokey Rodney! That's an unusual variety which I have not seen before.
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Verry nice Rod!
and I agree with what Lou said.
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Great colors and composition too. Any idea which species of orchid this is?
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Very beautiful flower, and two great photos.
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Thank You Lou, Jelpee, GW, Mole and Mountain Man.

Mole, sorry I have no idea what species it is.

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Rodney, it's a beautiful picture. But it's not an orchid, it's a Queen's Tears, Billbergia nutans, actually belonging to the same group as pineapple! Native to Brazil.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billbergia_nutans

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That is nice.
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