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Old Jun 8, 2013, 8:09 PM   #11
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Harriet - So glad you enjoyed the flowers!

Hans - These are somewhat larger than the (much more common) pink lady's slipper. Plants nearly 2 feet tall! And yes, I was rather muddy and damp after crawling around to get the best photos. Had to be especially careful not to impact the rather shallow roots.

Ned - Thanks for your very kind words. Lens used is (current) favorite flower lens - the FA 50mm macro. It's a very sharp lens with very accurate color.

Rodney - Thanks so much!

Patty - Orchids are so sensitive to slight changes. Also, they may not come up every year. Hope yours return someday soon... Were they Pink Lady's Slippers?
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Old Jun 8, 2013, 9:00 PM   #12
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From your description, I don't think so. The plants barely make it to about 6 inches.

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Old Jun 8, 2013, 9:23 PM   #13
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Patty - The ones posted in this thread are called Showy Lady's Slipper. Pink Lady's Slippers are a different, much more common species, and are often in the 6 inch range (just posted a few photos of those in a different thread, but here's one more). Does this look like yours?
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Could be. I'll have to find the one photo I have of one a few years ago and see.

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Harriet - So glad you enjoyed the flowers!

Hans - These are somewhat larger than the (much more common) pink lady's slipper. Plants nearly 2 feet tall! And yes, I was rather muddy and damp after crawling around to get the best photos. Had to be especially careful not to impact the rather shallow roots.
I find that live view helps keep me off the ground somewhat as long as I am using a AF lens. I can frame & shoot without laying down.

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Hi Mole! So this is the lens that you use: Pentax 50mm f1.4 SMC FA Lens? This lens will work on most (all) DSLR Pentax cameras like my K7??
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WCKSer - Glad you enjoyed "her majesty!"

Hans - Thanks for the tip. Actually, I rather enjoy the excuse to get dirty & muddy! Have only used live view once, for the opposite problem - was photographing some Azalea blooms that were up high, and had camera on a very tall tripod.

Ned - It's the Pentax FA 50mm F2.8 Macro. Here's the review over at the Pentax Forums website:
http://www.pentaxforums.com/lensrevi...acro-Lens.html
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Wonderful photographs!
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The title had me expecting a butterfly, but these are prettier!
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