Wow Andy,22. Blossom
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Three weeks into Octoberfest, I must confess to a bit of "phatigue" so I am revisiting these orchids, which have really blossomed since I first photographed them. This is seven frames stacked in Ps, a task which my new M1 MBA managed to accomplish almost as quickly as the M1 Mac mini.
Thanks, Eric. Credit goes to the lens for the creamy/dreamy effect.colors and composition with a creamy and dreamy background.
Danke, Klaus. I am not familiar with any orchidaceae species!Wow Andy,
this Vanda orchid looks fantastic.
I know them because they are the only orchids that has blue colors by nature.
This orange one is looking great.
Very well photographed
Thanks, Gordon. They are a pleasure to observe, and photograph.22 - beautiful shot of the orchids - love the colors.
Thanks, Lyndee Loo. That was actually an "oh-my-gosh-I-better-take-a-quick-photo" shot. It's very kind of you to single it out.Yesss...your shots are awesome, especially the Pro to Air image!
Thanks, Terri. I think the Helios renders yellows and greens particularly favorably.I've never seen one before. They really are green, aren't they!?
Thanks, Tim. Indeed, the Green heron is much smaller than a Great blue heron. Also, this particular specimen lets me get close.Nice! Green looks smaller than blue....great image regardless of size!
Thanks, Eric. Yes, there is a swampy mess on the lot next to mine ever since they bulldozed it. Numerous ducks and wading birds have come to feed on the newly accessible water critters.Wow! I've never seen one so out in the open - I assume that's water in the background? NIce one, Andy!
Thanks, Connie. The Green heron puffs up the crown feathers at times. I shot many frames of this cooperative specimen and selected one where he did so.He looks a little out of sorts -- ruffled hair and feathers! LOL! This is a terrific capture, as these guys can be very elusive. Excellent shot!
Thanks, Gordon. They are very entertaining to watch. Perhaps I'll post a video someday.Nicely done! And count me as another that's not seen the greens before, cool critter.
Thanks, Phil. That is really high praise.This is one of the best Green Hero images that I've seen.
Thanks, Wade. I captured hime many times, and this composition with the branch seemed best.Especially nice with the perch position too.
Great shot. Is that a youngster?
Thanks, Ron and Paul. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar enough with the species to answer. There are certainly others on the Cafe who might know betterQuite unusual looking bird. I too was wondering if it was a young one.
Thanks, John. I am surprised and humbled that the quick-and-dirty shot of the two laptops was so well received. The orchid is literally low hanging fruit. Being able to crop from 42 megapixels is indeed a blessing.Your last three are a nice variety of images. The Mac shot looks like a product photo - you are due some royalties from Apple!
Lovely orchid flower. Super rich colors.
Despite the crop on the heron it is still very sharp. Really great showcase of the Z7!
Thanks, Nick. What a nice thing to say!The last 5 or so images are, like all of your Octoberfest portfolio, are such mesmerizing images, not only for the subjects but for the way the lens renders them. No 2 images are alike. I wish I had your energy and eye!